Death in Paradise season 11 episode 1 cast: Who is in the cast?

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Death in Paradise viewers were treated to the show’s first-ever Christmas special at the end of 2021 so the wait for series 11 hasn’t felt as long this time around. The BBC comedy-drama is officially back for its latest season and begins with another murder investigation for DI Neville Parker (played by Ralf Little) and his team to solve. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the guest stars of series 11, episode one.

Who guest stars in Death in Paradise season 11 episode 1?

Gabriel Taylor – Jake Fairbrother

The episode kicks off when Clarissa Taylor (Karise Yansen), the daughter of a religious family, is kidnapped and held to ransom.

Her dad Gabriel Taylor (Jake Fairbrother) receives demands for money and obliges in an attempt to get his daughter back safely.

Actor Fairbrother has had various minor roles in films such as City of Tiny Lights, Stratton, Transylvania and Sand Castle.

In 2012, Fairbrother was Silva’s Mercenary in the James Bond movie Skyfall.

Clarissa Taylor – Karise Yansen

Playing the victim of the episode Clarissa is actress Karise Yansen.

She is reasonably new to acting and so has only been in Enterprice, In the Case of Lily and movie Wolf so far.

Otis Benjamin – Marcus Onilude

Actor Marcus Onilude will be portraying Otis Benjamin whose character details have not yet been revealed.

Onilude is probably best known for his role as Marcus in the comedy series Ted Lasso.

Some of his other projects have included Primeval, Twenty Twelve, Casualty and Cursed.

He is currently working on the film The Pay Day which is in post-production.

Bliss Monroe – Elizabeth Tan

Bliss Monroe will already be familiar to Death in Paradise fans as she appeared in the Christmas special.

She was the wife of business mogul Philip Carlton who was murdered by his ex-wife Natasha Carlton (Juliet Stevenson).

Bliss is played by actress Elizabeth Tan who starred in ITV’s The Singapore Grip as Vera Chiang.

She has also been in Coronation Street, Emily in Paris, Top Boy and Waterloo Road.

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Jason Clarke – Aron Julius

Expected to be one of the other suspects is Jason Clarke played by actor Aron Julius.

He is very new when it comes to the entertainment industry, only having a few credits under his belt.

Julius appeared as Robbie Osgood in DCI Banks in 2015 and Nathan in an episode of Moving On the following year.

His biggest role to date was as Eron in the 2014 comedy series Puppy Love.

Mia Taylor – Petra Letang

Mia Taylor is believed to be the mum of Clarissa who has gone missing.

Actress Petra Letang has been in Family Affairs, The Bill, Little Boy Blue and The Reluctant Landlord.

Her best-known roles have been as Naomi in EastEnders in 2005 and as Adele Effanga in Holby City for two years from 2014.

Death in Paradise season 11 starts on Friday, January 7, at 9pm on BBC One.

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