Death in Paradise star Kris Marshall on Humphrey Goodman’s search for love

The star of the hit Caribbean-set crime drama talks series five from the sunny island of Guadeloupe in this exclusive video

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Kris Marshall is no longer the new boy on the Death in Paradise island – he’s got two successful series under his belt – but that doesn’t mean we know everything there is to know about his Caribbean cop DI Humphrey Goodman. 

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“If you’re lucky enough to be in a show for a long period of time you get the opportunity to really fill out your character,” Marshall says. “There’s this more pastoral side of Humphrey. A person with a heart. You also see that he’s not a fool. He’s nobody’s fool, not really. That’s why he solves these amazing crimes.”

Last week’s episode saw DI Humphrey Goodman start looking for love and it’s set to be a theme that’ll run through the series. 

“A man living in a shack on a beach with a lizard in his forties, there is an inherent loneliness,” says Marshall. “I think he’s looking for someone to love. He’s got a lot of love to give.”

“He doesn’t really know how to go on a date – and I’m not sure he’s asking the right people!”

Marshall also goes on to talk about what we can expect from series five, how the cast and crew are like a family and what he misses when he’s back in England. 

⬆Watch the full interview above⬆

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Death in Paradise continues tonight at 9:00pm on BBC1