Death in Paradise: Who guest-starred in The Early Bird?
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There is good news for Death in Paradise fans. Filming for season 10 is currently underway in Guadeloupe and is expected to premiere in 2021. A favourite episode among Death in Paradise The Early Bird which aired in August 2015. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Who is in the cast of The Early Bird?
The Early Bird is the sixth episode in season three of British police drama Death in Paradise.
The episode sees DI Humphrey Goodman (played by Kris Marshall) investigate the death of a birdwatcher in the Saint-Marie Jungle.
The victim was stabbed in the back in the Saint Marie Parrot Reserve as they waited to spot the island’s rare green parrot.
The synopsis for The Early Bird reads: “When a birdwatcher is discovered murdered in the Saint-Marie jungle, the team have a particularly puzzling conundrum to solve.
“Is the traditionally quiet and calm world of birdwatching more cut-throat than it appears?”
You can re-watch the entire episode now via the BBC iPlayer.
Not only is The Early Bird one of Death in Paradise’s most memorable episodes, but The Early Bird also features a star-studded cast alongside the series regulars.
Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the cast of The Early Bird.
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Mark Talbot – Richard Huw
Richard Huw portrayed murder victim Mark Talbot in Death in Paradise season three, episode six.
Mark Talbot was stabbed in the back by thieves after he uncovered their plans to steal the precious eggs of the Saint Marie Green Parrot.
Huw is best known for his roles in Splitting Heirs and The Buccaneers.
In Splitting Heirs he played the role of Brittle and portrayed Hector Robinson in The Buccaneers.
His other credits include EastEnders, Coronation Street, The Bill, Casualty, Doctors, Heartbeat, Foyle’s War, Holby City and Midsomer Murders.
Yasmin Blake – Hannah John-Kamen
Hannah John-Kamen played the villain Yasmin Blake in the Early Bird.
Yasmin was one of the two leaders of the birdwatching group and an international egg thief.
John-Kamen is best known for her role as Ornela in Game of Throes and Ava Starr/Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Her other well-known credits include Yalena “Dutch” Yardeen in the Syfy television series Killjoys and F’Nale Zandor in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
Death in Paradise fans may also recognise John-Kamen from her performance as the title character in Netflix’s The Stranger.
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Dan Parish – Ciarán McMenamin
Ciarán McMenamin starred as the evil Dan Parish in Death in Paradise.
When Mark began to uncover Dan’s secret as an egg thief, he planned to report him to the authorities.
Together Yasmin and Dan plotted to kill Mark, with latter providing the fatal blow.
McMenamin is best known for his performance as David Copperfield in the BBC One television movie of the same name.
In the film, he starred alongside a young Daniel Radcliffe, Dame Maggie Smith, Alun Armstrong and Imelda Staunton.
McMenamin is also well known for his role as Matt Anderson in the sci-fi series Primeval.
His other credits include Jonathan Creek, To End All Wars, The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce and Jump.
Gloria Talbot – Lisa Kay
Lisa Kay portrayed Gloria Talbot, the wife of the murder victim Mark.
Kay is best known for his role as Nurse Carol Cassidy in Heartbeat and Rita Newland in Neighbours.
Her other well-known credits include Bridget Jones’s Diary and Home and Away.
Alec Burton – Mark Heap
Mark Heap stars as keen birdwatcher Alec Burton in The Early Bird.
Mark Heap is an English actor and comedian from Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India.
Throughout his career, Heap has starred in numerous television comedies.
He is best known for portraying Jim Bell in Friday Night Dinner, a role he has played since 2011.
Death in Paradise fans may also recognise Heap from his role as Malcolm Barrett in Benidorm and Alan in Green Wing.
Also in the episode is Samuel Anderson, Paul Barber and William Beck.
Death in Paradise is streaming on BBC iPlayer now
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