Death in Paradise cast: Who is in the cast of Death in Paradise’s Stab in the Dark?

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Death in Paradise season four featured an episode called Stab in the Dark, where a man was killed during a seance to contact the spirit of a murdered servant from the 1850s. DI Humphrey Goodman (played by Kris Marshall) had to work out who was the killer in the room. Here’s everything you need to know about the cast from the 2015 episode.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Death in Paradise.

Who is in the cast of Death in Paradise’s Stab in the Dark?

Elias Thomson – James Wilby

Actor James Wilby played the role of Elias Thomson, the murder victim in Stab in the Dark.

While he wasn’t featured in the present-day scenes during the episode, Wilby appeared in many of the flashback moments as DI Goodman tried to put the pieces together.

Wilby will probably be best remembered for starring in 1987 film Maurice alongside actor Hugh Grant.

He was also in 80s movie A Handful of Dust for which he won the Bari Film Festival Best Actor Award for.


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Lucy Thomson – Natalie Gumede

Portraying Elias’ daughter in Death in Paradise was actress Natalie Gumede as Lucy Thomson.

Soap fans will best remember actress Gumede for playing Kirsty Soames, Tyrone Dobbs’ (played by Alan Halsall) abusive ex-wife in Coronation Street.

She was in the soap for two years when her character was sent to prison for abusing Tyrone.

Besides from Coronation Street, Gumede has been in Emmerdale, Doctor Who and The Persuasionists.

Daniel Thomson – Royce Pierreson

Daniel Thomson was Elias’ son and he was played by actor Royce Pierreson in Stab in the Dark.

Pierreson starred in BBC’s Murdered By My Boyfriend in 2014 where he played Reece.

In 2017, he also appeared in hit crime drama Line of Duty season four as Det Con James Desford.

Pierreson’s latest role though was in Netflix series The Witcher last year where he played Istredd.

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Zeta Akande – Sharon D Clarke

Leading the seance in Stab in the Dark was Zeta Akanda, played by actress Sharon D. Clarke.

When Elias is murdered, she believed the killer was the ghost as the rest of her guests were holding hands at the time of his death.

One of Clarke’s most well-known roles was in BBC One’s Holby City as Lola Griffin who left in 2019 after 14 years.

As well as this, she appeared in Doctor Who, Informer, Silent Witness and Doctors.


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Andre Morgan – Don Gilet

Making up the cast of Stab in the Dark was actor Don Gilet as Andre Morgan who was an employee of Elias’.

Actor Gilet famously played Lucas Johnson in EastEnders, Denise Fox’s (Diane Parish) deranged religious ex-husband who locked her up in a basement.

As well as this, Gilet has been in Babyfather, 55 Degrees North and Netflix’s The Stranger.

Death in Paradise is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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