Meet the Guest Stars of “Kidnapped”

This week, on Monday, April 11, 2022, France 2 broadcasts at 21:05 the first episode of the 11th season of Murders in Paradise. As you know, guest stars regularly appear in episodes of the series, and 4 actors appear in Abduction.

Since its arrival on our screens in 2011, Meurtres au paradis has offered us a moment of escape.

The series, now in its eleventh iteration, boasts a well-established cast of main characters, but still manages to keep it fresh by welcoming a host of guest stars with each new installment.

But who will appear with Ralph Little and his gang in Murders in Paradise season 11, episode 1?

After the Christmas special, life at St. Mary’s returns to normal, meaning that Detective Neville Parker and his team have yet another murder to solve as a kidnapping goes awry and someone dies.

To deal with the high homicide rate in Sainte-Marie, Honoré’s police welcome a new recruit in Sergeant Naomi Thomas.

Who stars in episode 1 of season 11 of Murder in Paradise?

As always with Murders in Paradise, the first episode of series 11 welcomes the return of the main cast, as well as introducing us to a host of guest stars and a notable newcomer.

Main cast

Ralph Little, Inspector Neville Parker
Josephine Jaubert: Sergeant Florence Cassell
Don Warrington: Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
Taj Miles: Officer Trainee Marlon Price
Elizabeth Burgin Catherine Bordey

Guest stars and newcomers

Shantol Jackson as Sergeant Naomi Thomas
Petra Letang as Mia Taylor
Karise Jansen as Clarissa Taylor
Aron Julius Jason Clark
Gabriel TaylorJake Fairbrother
Marcus Onilude as Otis Benjamin

Characters and guest actors in detail

Shantol Jackson as Sergeant Naomi Thomas

Shantol Jackson, originally from Jamaica, joins the cast of Death in Paradise in season 11 to play the role of new Sergeant Naomi Thomas.

Jackson only made her film debut in 2016 and has only a handful of roles under her belt, including appearances in Idris Elba’s The Yardie and the 2018 sports drama The Sprinter.

Sergeant Thomas will be determined to prove his worth to the team, but the hard-working rookie could prove potentially problematic for the good-natured Marlon.

Petra Letang as Mia Taylor

London native Petra Letang joins the cast of Death in Paradise as Mia Taylor in the first episode.

The actress has appeared on our screens since the late 1990s and has played prominent roles in EastEnders, Holby City, People Just Don’t Do Nothing, and has appeared in separate episodes in Jonathan Creek and The Enterprise.

Karise Jansen as Clarissa Taylor

Another Enterprice actress will appear in episode 1, Karis Jansen as Clarissa Taylor.

The actress started in musical theater when she was just 14 years old and only made her screen debut in 2020 as Yarn in the aforementioned series Enterprise. She has also starred in In the Case of Lily and the 2021 film The Wolf.

Aron Julius as Jason Clark

Aaron Julius is another actor who has only a handful of roles under his belt. He starred in Puppy Love, DCI Banks and Moving On among others.

Jake Fairbrother as Gabriel Taylor

The actor has only 11 roles to his credit, but his previous roles include appearances in Strike Back, City of Tiny Lights and, most notably, the Bond film Heaven’s Falling, where he played one of Silva’s villainous mercenaries.

Marcus Onilude as Otis Benjamin

With 19 acting roles under his belt, according to IMDb, Marcus Onilude is arguably the most experienced guest star in the first episode, playing the role of Otis Benjamin.

The actor has previously starred in the ITV comedies Primal, the BBC comedies The Guilty Defence, and The Spooks, as well as the hit Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, where he plays a journalist named Marcus.

The 11th season of Meurtres au paradis is broadcast every Monday evening on France 2 at the rate of one episode per week, followed by an episode from the previous season. The series is also available for streaming on Salto.

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