Neil Morrissey, Sally Phillips and Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis are the latest confirmed guest stars to appear in the next series of BBC One’s crime drama Death in Paradise.
The trio join a growing list of guest performers lined up for the show’s fourth season which also includes Michelle Collins, James Fox, Francis Magee and Jason Merrells.
The show is also gaining two new permanent cast members.
Earlier this year it was announced French actress Josephine Jobert will play Sergeant Florence Cassell and producers have now confirmed the casting of rising star Tobi Bakare (The Shadow Line) who will play Saint Marie’s newest Police Officer, JP Hooper.
Arriving on the idyllic island mid-series, the new PC will help the team uncover the truth behind more dastardly deeds and mysterious murders.
Filmed on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the series is produced for BBC One by Red Planet Pictures.
Commenting on his role in the series, Tobi Bakare said: “I feel absolutely blessed to be a member of Death in Paradise! It’s great to be in a hugely successful drama that brings me back to the good old stuff like Columbo.
“Guadeloupe is beautiful and the cast and crew are now an extended family. We’ve had bags of fun, and I can’t wait for the viewers to see the fruits of our labour.”
Tim Key, Executive Producer of Death In Paradise said: “We are delighted to debut two new faces for the fourth series of Death In Paradise.
“Tobi Bakare and Josephine Jobert have both been brilliant additions to the team, both on and off screen, and we hope viewers enjoy the new energies they bring to the show.
“It’s also a great honour to welcome more talented and popular faces as guest stars for the new series and I am thrilled with the calibre of talent we have this year.”
Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, added: “It is great to see Death in Paradise attracting such a wonderful guest cast. We are also thrilled that Josephine and Tobi are joining the cast, and look forward to revealing these new characters to the audience next year.”