Neil Morrissey, Sally Phillips and Matthew Lewis are amongst the guest stars lined up for the fourth series of Death In Paradise it has been announced.
They will be joined by rising star Tobi Bakare who will form part of the main cast as Saint Marie’s newest police officer JP Hooper.
Commenting on his role in the series, Tobi Bakare said: “I feel absolutely blessed to be a member of Death in Paradise! It’s great to be in a hugely successful drama that brings me back to the good old stuff like Columbo. Guadeloupe is beautiful and the cast and crew are now an extended family. We’ve had bags of fun, and I can’t wait for the viewers to see the fruits of our labour.”
French actress Josephine Jobert will be joining the series as Sergeant Florence Cassell
Tim Key, Executive Producer of Death In Paradise said: “We are delighted to debut two new faces for the fourth series of Death In Paradise. Tobi Bakare and Josephine Jobert have both been brilliant additions to the team, both on and off screen, and we hope viewers enjoy the new energies they bring to the show.
“It’s also a great honour to welcome more talented and popular faces as guest stars for the new series and I am thrilled with the calibre of talent we have this year.”
Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, added: “It is great to see Death in Paradise attracting such a wonderful guest cast. We are also thrilled that Josephine and Tobi are joining the cast, and look forward to revealing these new characters to the audience next year.”
Other stars confirmed for the new series include Michelle Collins (Coronation Street), James Fox (Downton Abbey), Francis Magee (Game of Thrones), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge), Colin McFarlane (Torchwood), Jo Absolom (Doc Martin), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot) and Jason Merrells (Emmerdale).
Death in Paradise is due to return in early 2015 to BBC One. The show stars Kris Marshall and is filmed on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and pulls in an average of 8.5 million viewers.