Since it arrived on our screens back in 2011, Death in Paradise has proven to be a welcome winter treat when it brings us some much-needed sunshine and sea each January.

Now into its 11 series, the murder mystery has a well-established group of main characters but still manages to keep things feeling fresh as it welcomes a host of guest stars in each new episode.

But just who is set to appear alongside Ralf Little and the gang in the cast of Death in Paradise season 11, episode 2?

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Death in Paradise season 11 episode 2 release date and plot

Episode 2 of Death in Paradise season 11 arrives on BBC One at 9pm on Friday, January 14th, 2022.

The episode sees Neville and the team venture to the local golf club which is owned by the Faircroft family after the arrival of a long-lost brother culminates in murder.

However, the case proves to be anything but open-and-shut as the team’s prime suspect has a secure alibi while Neville and Florence’s relationship threatens to stray into the rough.

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Death in Paradise season 11 episode 2 cast

As ever in Death in Paradise, series 11’s first episode welcomes back its main cast while also introducing us to a host of guest stars.

Appearing in the cast of episode 2 of Death in Paradise season 11 are:

Main and recurring cast

  • Ralf Little as DI Neville Parker
  • Josephine Jobert as DS Florence Cassell
  • Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
  • Shantol Jackson as Sergeant Naomi Thomas
  • Tahj Miles as Trainee Officer Marlon Pryce
  • Elizabeth Bourgine as Catherine Bordey

Guest stars

  • Jason Done as Connor Faircroft
  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Holly Faircroft
  • Faith Alabi as Desreta King
  • Simon Lenagan as Bradley Faircroft
  • Oscar Morgan as Jake Faircroft
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Guest star spotlight

Jason Done as Connor Faircroft

Taking centre stage in episode 2 is Jason Done who takes on the role of Connor Faircroft.

Fans will know the Salford-born actor best from his seven-year stint as Tom Clarkson on Waterloo Road while he has also appeared in the likes of BBC prison drama Time, Netflix’s Paranoid, Our Zoo (where he appeared alongside Ralf Little) as well as the serving as the narrator of Monsters Inside Me.

Tamzin Outhwaite as Holly Faircroft

Joining the cast as Faircroft family matriarch Holly is Tamzin Outhwaite.

The Essex-born actress will be familiar to Emmerdale fans as she appeared in over 600 episodes of the soap as Mel Owen between 1998 and 2019.

Tamzin also has credits in New Tricks, The Fixer, Hotel Babylon, Dun Breedin’ and the recent BBC drama Ridley Road.

Faith Alabi as Desreta King

Faith Alabi was always destined to appear in a murder mystery and her turn as Desreta King is not, in fact, her first murder mystery rodeo.

Among Faith’s previous roles are appearances in the likes of Agatha Raisin, Vera and Grantchester while the actress has also appeared in Cold Feet, We Are Who We Are and Netflix’s Master of None.

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Simon Lenagan as Bradley Faircroft

With over 40 acting roles to his name, Simon Lenagan will likely be another familiar face as he appears as Bradley Faircroft.

Lenagan made his acting debut back in 1997 and has since appeared in the likes of Sitting in Limbo, Breeders, The End of the F***ing World, and even had a background role in the 2015 Bond movie, Spectre.

Oscar Morgan as Jake Faircroft

And finally, we come to Oscar Morgan who takes on the role of Jake Faircroft.

With his actin debut coming in just 2017 and only a handful of roles to his name, Oscar is easily the least-experienced guest star in episode 2 but his previous roles include appearances in The Miniaturist, Millie Inbetween and BBC comedy Warren.

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Death in Paradise season 11 continues on BBC One at 9pm on Friday evenings after landing on January 7th, 2022.

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