Filming has begun on the second series of BBC One’s Death in Paradise, with British singer-songwriter Jamelia set to appear in her first TV role.
Ben Miller (Primeval) is again joined by series regulars, Sara Martins (Little White Lies), Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf), Don Warrington (New Street Law) and Gary Carr (The Duchess). Currently shooting on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Series 2 will air on BBC One early next year.
Jamelia commented: “I’m so excited – not only am I in a great drama filming my first TV role but I’m doing it in the Caribbean too! I’m really looking forward to working with such a talented cast.”
Executive producer Belinda Campbell added: “We have a wonderful cast for Death in Paradise and our list of guest stars are equally exciting. Jamelia in particular was such a surprise find; she is not only a talented singer but actress too. The stories for this series are full of humour and intrigue and hopefully the whole family will have fun trying to work out whodunit each week. We can’t wait to bring a bit of Caribbean sunshine back to the cold and wet UK!”
Alongside Jamelia, other guest stars in Series 2 will include Stephanie Beacham (Coronation Street), Amanda Mealing (Holby City), Michael Brandon (Dempsey & Makepeace), Tom Ward (Silent Witness), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), Kelly Adams (Hustle), Patrick Baladi (Mistresses), Bryan Dick (Eric & Ernie), Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham) and Gemma Jones (Merlin).
Series 1 launched on BBC One in October last year.
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