Belfast Telegraph

Miller unsure about Paradise return

Ben Miller has joked that the idea of returning to Guadeloupe to film a second series of Death In Paradise "fills me with dread".

The actor plays the lead in the new detective series and, although he loved the role, he found his six-month stint in the Caribbean a little taxing because of the hot weather and being away from his family.

Ben, who has a five-year-old son with his ex-wife (Inbetweeners actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson) and a baby due in December with his film producer girlfriend Jessica Parker, said: "I came back thinking, 'I don't know if I can handle six months again'. That's my honest answer."

He went on: "The thought of going back fills me with horror, frankly, because of the difficulties it makes in your personal life. But you never know..."

The actor, known for his comedy work with Alexander Armstrong, said Death In Paradise was different to the ultra-modern detective dramas as, although it's set in the current day, his character does not have up-to-date police methods at his disposal.

He said: "A lot of the stories on TV now are procedural. They're brilliant and we all love watching them, but what I liked about this is the fact there are no forensics. It's all back to the first principles of solving crimes - means, opportunity and motivation."

:: Death In Paradise begins on BBC One on Tuesday, October 25.


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