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Death in Paradise

About the show

A brilliant new detective, more mystifying murders

Bringing a dose of sunshine back to the small screen, Death in Paradise returns for a third series of impossible murders on Saint Marie.

Death in Paradise returns for more impossible murders on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Marie.

The new series brings a new detective – but can he prove he’s the man for the job?

This series opens with the shocking murder of DI Richard Poole, an event which heralds the arrival of new detective DI Humphrey Goodman, who is quite unlike his predecessor.

Disorganised and gawky, Humphrey’s rather bumbling and accident-prone ways means he doesn’t make the greatest first impression on Camille, Fidel and Dwayne, who are battling their grief for their friend as well trying to catch his killer.

All dishevelled British charm, but with a razor-sharp insight into crime solving, can Humphrey win the team round?

Cast

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Humphrey Goodman

Played by Kris Marshall

Kris was born in Bath, Somerset, before moving with his family to Hong Kong and Canada. He then returned to the UK to continue his schooling and take up theatre studies.

Kris made his television debut at an early age with an appearance on The Bill. His breakthrough role was playing Nick Harper in the popular sitcom My Family (2000).

After departing My Family in 2003, Kris then went on to star on the big screen as Colin Frissell in the critically-acclaimed film Love Actually. He has also appeared in feature length films for television, including Catwalk Dogs (2007) and Heist (2008).

Other television credits include police drama series Murder City (2004-2006), Funland (2005) and Sold (2007). More recently, Kris has appeared in Traffic Light (2011), Citizen Khan (2012) and Lightfields (2013).

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Camille Bordey

Played by Sara Martins

Sara Martins is a French-Portuguese actress best known in France for her roles in television and film. Sara made her debut in the French police series Police District (2001) after studying at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Since then, she has appeared in a range of French films, including Tell No One (2006), Beyond the Ocean (2006), Paris je t’aime (2006), Summer Hours (2008) and Little White Lies (2010).

Sara has appeared in a number of French television productions, including Disparition (2005) and La Veuve Tatouée (2008). In 2011 she marked her debut on British television, starring as Camille Bordey in Death in Paradise.

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Dwayne Myers

Played by Danny John-Jules

Danny was born in London to parents from Sierra Leone and is a British actor, singer and dancer.

He trained at the Omnibus Theatre Company and Anna Scher Children’s Theatre, before going on to appear in a string of theatre productions including Night and Day at the Watford Palace Theatre, Carmen Jones at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, and Destry Rides Again at the Donmar Warehouse.

He played Avery in The Piano Lesson and Mac in The Playboy of the West Indies in 1994, before going on to appear in The Rover at Jacob Street Film Studios. Danny has also appeared on London’s West End in Barnum at the London Palladium, Cats at the New London Theatre and Time at the Dominion Theatre.

Danny’s early television credits include Harry Carpenter Never Said It Would Be Like This (1982) and Three of Kind (1981-1983). He is best known for his portrayal of Cat and Cat’s geeky alter ego Duane Dibbley in the comedy series, Red Dwarf.

Danny has also appeared in films such as Seven Green Bottles (1975), The Grind (2008), Sucker Punch (2008) and Blade II (2002).

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Fidel Best

Played by Gary Carr

Gary trained at the National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain, followed by the Arts Educational Performing Arts College, before graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2008.

During his first year of training he obtained a role in the play Yerma, written by Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca, in which he acted alongside Olivier Award winning actress Kathryn Hunter.

In November 2009, he played the lead role in the Royal National Theatre stage production of the Terry Pratchett novel Nation.

Gary has appeared in a number of BBC and ITV productions, including Foyle's War (2010), Silent Witness (2012) and Downton Abbey (2013).

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Catherine Bordey

Played by Elizabeth Bourgine

Élizabeth is a French actress, appearing mostly in French film and television productions.

Élizabeth studied at l'école nationale des beaux-arts and was originally a dancer and model. She began her acting career appearing in a string of short films, before landing her breakthrough role in Nesta Burma, Shock Detective (1982).

Élizabeth first appeared in Death in Paradise in 2011, but she is best known in France for her roles in Private Lessons (1986), A Heart in Winter (1992) and My Best Friend (2006).