Death In Paradise series 11: Who are the guest stars in episode 1?

The Death In Paradise procession of guest stars begins!

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Series 11 of Death In Paradise is upon us and there’s a new set of mysteries for Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and his team to uncover.

And, as ever with DiP, the new series welcomes a whole host of guest stars.

So who’s in episode one of series 11? Here’s everything you need to know.

Karise Yansen in episode one of Death In Paradise
Karise plays kidnapped Clarissa (Credit: BBC)

Death In Paradise series 11 guest stars: Karise Yansen

Youngster Karise plays Clarissa Taylor, who is kidnapped by an unknown assailant at the start of the episode.

Karise is just starting out on her career, and has appeared in recent Sky crime drama Wolf, as well as comedy series Enterprice.

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That told the story of two young entrepreneurs who start their own home delivery business.

Jake Fairbrother in Death Paradise series 11
Jake plays Clarissa’s father Gabriel (Credit: BBC)

Death In Paradise series 11 guest stars: Jake Fairbrother

Actor Jake Fairbrother plays Clarissa’s father, Gabriel.

Gabriel, 35, has appeared briefly in James Bond movie Skyfall as a mercenary, and also in Holby City for an episode.

He’s also in Sky adventure thriller, Strike Back.

Petra Letang in Death In Paradise series 11
Petra used to be in EastEnders (Credit: BBC)

Petra Letang

Experienced actress Petra plays Clarissa’s mum, Mia in this episode of Death In Paradise.

But EastEnders will recognise the 42-year-old from her time in Walford as Naomi Julien.

A nurse pal of Sonia, Naomi lives with Dot and Jim Branning. She soon shares a kiss with Sonia, and becomes embroiled in a pill-stealing scandal at the local surgery.

In 2014, Petra also appeared in Holby City as Adele Effanga – a healthcare assistant who was left fighting for her life after an attempt on her life.

Marcus Onilude in Death In Paradise series 11
Marcus also appears in Ted Lasso (Credit: BBC)

Marcus Onilude

Marcus plays bad boy Otis in this first episode of series 11.

And the actor has appeared in one of the biggest shows on the planet.

Before we get to Ted Lasso, the last time viewers saw Marcus on our TV screens was in the BBC daytime murder-mystery series, Father Brown.

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He’s also appeared in Ghosts, Casualty and W1A.

However, his biggest role came in the Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso.

Appearing alongside Jason Sudeikis, he plays sports journalist Marcus.

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