Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet), Peter Davison (Law & Order: UK) and Michelle Ryan (Merlin) are amongst the many actors who have booked guest roles on the upcoming third season of BBC One’s crime drama series Death In Paradise, which is currently in production.
In addition to Baxendale, Davison and Ryan, other actors who are set to appears in guest roles on season 3 of Death In Paradise include Raza Jaffrey (Smash), Sophie Thompson (Lightfields), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin & Stacey), Hannah Tointon (The Hour), Daniel Lapaine (Black Mirror), Kathryn Drysdale (Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps), Sophie Colquhoun (Plebs), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Tristan Gemmill (Casualty), Mark Bazeley (The Queen), Tim Dutton (The Bourne Identity) and Haydn Gwynne (Rome).
Death In Paradise was created by Robert Thorogood and tells the story of a quintessential English detective, DI Richard Poole, who is not so keen on sun, sea and sand but has found himself living and working on the paradise island of most people’s dreams. Now working with exotic local cop Camille, Richard goes about solving an intricate and intriguing murder. The drama series is produced Red Planet Productions in association with Kudos Film and TV & BBC Worldwide and stars Ben Miller, Sara Martins (Little White Lies), Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf), Don Warrington (New Street Law) and Gary Carr (The Duchess). The series was renewed for a third season earlier this year after its second season atrracted a consolidated audience of over 8 million viewers. It was also recently announced that series lead Ben Miller will be departing the series during season 3 and will be replaced by Kris Marshall (My Family), who has been cast as the new lead detective. Marshall will play the bright, but rather disorganised and gawky DI Humphrey Goodman, who is stuck in a mid-life rut and is looking to find a new life and fresh start.
Speaking of the guest cast assembled for the show’s third season Executive Producer Belinda Campbell said: “We’re thrilled to have another fantastic list of talented guest stars involved for the third series of Death In Paradise. We’re very lucky to have such gifted actors and actresses to accompany our equally brilliant regular cast in bringing the twists and turns on the intricate mysteries to life. Hopefully the new series will help bring some Caribbean sunshine to the UK during the cold and rainy winter months!”