Paradise role for My Family actor
Published 09/04/2013 | 15:17
My Family star Kris Marshall is joining the cast of Caribbean crime drama Death In Paradise, taking over from Ben Miller.
BBC bosses are keeping tight-lipped about how and exactly when Ben's character, DI Richard Poole, will exit the show, but Kris will play the new lead detective, DI Humphrey Goodman.
Ben said: "I have absolutely loved my time on Death In Paradise and am sad to be leaving such a successful show. However, DI Poole has made no secret of his struggle with the Caribbean heat, so I felt now was a good time to put him out of his misery.
"I know Kris will do a superb job and I'm delighted to be handing over the detective baton to him."
Kris will join regulars Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr and Don Warrington when filming starts in Guadeloupe next month.
He said: "I am thrilled to be joining Death In Paradise and finding out a bit more about what makes Humphrey tick. Six months filming on a tropical island with an amazing cast and glorious sunshine? What isn't there to love? I might even get myself a parrot."