Michelle RyanWith filming underway for the third series of BBC One drama Death in Paradise, it has been announced today that the line-up of guest stars will include acclaimed performers Michelle Ryan, Helen Baxendale and Peter Davison.

Joining the Caribbean drama’s newest recruit, Kris Marshall, as well as the regular team of popular cast members, the host of top-name talent will be filming their scenes on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe this summer.

Reaching ratings of up to 8 million viewers on BBC One earlier this year, the successful series follows the detective team on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie as they investigate the most intriguing and dastardly of murders. The team must use their skills to uncover the truth behind the island’s complex crimes.

It’s very exciting to be a part of this excellent series. I play an actress who is quite a handful with a dark past. The action element is always appealing for me and getting to film on the gorgeous Island of Guadeloupe was incredible. We had so much fun! – Michelle Ryan

It was announced earlier this year that series three of the ratings smash crime drama will see the departure of DI Richard Poole played by Ben Miller, with Kris Marshall joining the cast of the witty murder mystery as the latest lead detective.

Other artists joining the long line of first-class guest stars to feature in series three include Raza Jaffrey, Sophie Thompson, Adrian Scarborough, Hannah Tointon, Daniel Lapaine, Kathryn Drysdale, Sophie Colquhoun, Clarke Peters, Tristan Gemmill, Mark Bazeley, Tim Dutton and Haydn Gwynne.

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! – Belinda Campbell, Executive Producer for Red Planet Picture

Death in Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production in association with BBC Worldwide, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe.

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