Ben Miller makes a new comment on the repetition of the character of Death in Paradise

Nicky Morris

Ben Miller delighted fans back in the summer when he said he “would love” to take part in the new death in paradise derived series, beyond paradise. However, it sounds like fans might not see him reprise his role as DI Richard Poole after all.

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In a new interview, the actor expressed his sadness at not playing the character again.

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“I loved all the characters I played. I really miss Richard Poole from Death in Paradise,” he said.

“He’s a wonderful, wonderful character. And inevitably there’s a kind of sadness in me that I’m not going to play it again. Do you miss them.”

All hope is not lost, however, as even though Ben’s character was killed off at the start of season three, the actor returned in season ten as a figment of DS Camille Bordey’s imagination. So what does it mean that he won’t surprise fans with another comeback?

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speaking to HELLO! In July about the upcoming spin-off, which will see Kris Marshall return as DI Humphrey Goodman, Ben spoke about the possibility of appearing in the series. He said: “God I’d love to, it’s him [Kris] Really? That’s so exciting, that’s brilliant news! I would love to, I mean, it’s Kris, don’t forget about your friends. It’s exciting, really cool, I wonder how it’s going to work. Is he on another Caribbean island? I’m looking forward to that, it’s really brilliant news.”

Ben played the series’ first detective, DI Richard Poole.

For those unfamiliar with the new spin-off series, it will focus on Humphrey and his fiancée Martha, played by Sally Bretton, as they return from Guadeloupe to the UK.

Set on the south-west coast of Cornwall, the new drama will follow the couple on their quest for a quieter life away from the stress of the city, but “they soon discover that country life is anything but peaceful,” according to the synopsis. . “Humphrey can’t help but be distracted by the city’s shockingly high crime rate with a new and very different case that challenges him every episode.”

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