Meet the cast of Death in Paradise series 8

Everything you need to know about all the main characters and guest stars for series 8 of the Caribbean crime drama


Episode six guest stars


Leemore Marrett Jr plays Patrice Campbell

Leemore Marrett Jr. plays Florence's boyfriend Patrice Campbell in Death in Paradise

Who is Patrice Campbell? Florence’s boyfriend – and now fiancé. He adores her and can’t wait to marry her as soon as possible. Patrice runs a bar on Saint Marie.

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What else has Leemore Marrett Jr. been in? The actor has made appearances in Humans, Final Score, Call the Midwife, Vera, Silent Witness, 24: Live Another Day, and Whitechapel.

Alastair MacKenzie plays Ewan Boyd

Alastair MacKenzie plays Ewan Boyd in Death in Paradise

Who is Ewan? The owner of a lucrative financial investment company, who Commissioner Patterson says is “a millionaire many times over.” He divides his time between New York, London, and his “Caribbean bolthole” – that is, his villa on Rosalie Island.

What else has Alastair MacKenzie been in? The Scottish actor played Archie MacDonald in Monarch of the Glen. He is also known for his roles as Jeremy Walsh in Borgen, William Brereton in Wolf Hall, Lord Rothcroft in Dracula, and John Bentley in Unforgotten.

Saskia Reeves plays Frances Compton

Saskia Reeves plays Frances Compton in Death in Paradise

Who is Frances? Ewan’s employee and right-hand woman, who has been working with him for the last 30 years – as well as living and travelling with him.

What else has Saskia Reeves been in? With more than 70 screen credits to her name, Saskia Reeves has appeared in shows including Shetland (as Freya Galdie), Collateral (as Deborah Clifford), Wolf Hall (as Johane Williamson) and Luther (as DSU Rose Teller).

Angus Deayton plays Martin Stow

Angus Deayton plays Martin in Death in Paradise

Who is Martin? Martin Stow heads up Ewan’s legal team and is also staying on Rosalie Island.

What else has Angus Deayton been in? The actor, writer and broadcaster was the original presenter of Have I Got News for You, until he was dismissed in 2002 after a string of tabloid stories about his personal life. Since then he has played George Windsor in Waterloo Road, Alan Derbyshire in Pramface, and Don Cole in Nighty Night. He is also known for his role as Victor Meldrew’s neighbour Patrick in the TV show One Foot in the Grave.


Episode five guest stars


Nicole Lecky plays Tiana Palmer

Nicole Lecky plays Tiana Palmer in Death in Paradise

Who is Tiana Palmer? One of the most popular young women on Saint Marie, Tiana has been selected by the village of Belle Mer to be their festival queen Mamma D’Mer. But after setting off on a boat with her “offering” (bread and rum) on her way to the annual Mahi Mahi festival, she is somehow killed – despite being alone at sea. Tiana works as a waitress at Florence’s fiancé Patrice’s bar, and is the girlfriend of Patrice’s best friend Harrison.

What else has Nicôle Lecky been in? Previous roles have included Bambie in Sense8, Maya Tanner in Doctors, and Leila in Fresh Meat. She has also written and starred in her own play, Superhoe, currently showing at the Royal Court.

Zackary Momoh plays Harrison Green

Zackary Momoh plays Harrison Green in Death in Paradise

Who is Harrison Green? Patrice’s best friend, and Tiana’s boyfriend.

What else has Zackary Momoh been in? The actor played Manni Attah in No Offence, and Seth Butler in the TV series Seven Seconds.

Nneka Okoye plays Nelly Dubois

Nneka Okoye plays Nelly Dubois in Death in Paradise

Who is Nelly Dubois? Tiana’s best friend, and a local fisherwoman.

What else has Nneka Okoye been in? Most recently, she starred as Mags in The A List. Her other credits include Every Blank Ever, Doctor Foster (as Wendy), and Prime Suspect 1973.

Indra Ové plays Louise Palmer

Indra Ove plays Louise Palmer in Death in Paradise

Who is Louise Palmer? Louise adopted Tiana as a baby, and her entire life revolves around her daughter. She has an alcohol problem and used to be a friend of Catherine’s.

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What else has Indra Ové been in? She starred as Maria Carr in the Nicola Walker TV drama Unforgotten. Indra Ové has also appeared in Marcella, Dark Heart, The New Worst Witch, and Resident Evil.