Trivia: Death in Paradise

  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Danny John-Jules, AKA Cat from Red Dwarf, plays Dwayne Myers.
    • DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller who was Bough in Johnny English.
    • Kris Marshall as Humphrey Goodman, AKA "Nick from My Family and the bloke out of the BT adverts.
    • Rupert Graves, best known for playing DI Lestrade in Sherlock turns up as a British aristocrat.
      • Speaking of Sherlock, Vinette Robinson, that show's Sgt. Sally Donovan, shows up in a season 3 episode where she plays a woman suspected of involvement in the shooting of a known gigolo.
    • Every single episode's guest cast is full of this.
  • McLeaned: After Ben Miller decided to leave, he was killed off in the first episode of season 3. As is usual for the victim on this show, he didn't even survive the Cold Opening.
  • Playing Against Type: Ben Miller is primarily known for comedy, but here plays a more dramatic role. He has a bit of previous experience as James Lester, who he played in Primeval.
  • Vacation, Dear Boy: Many actors appear on the show because it gives them a chance to visit the Caribbean (series 3 guest star Tristan Gemmill described it as "winning the lottery for actors").
    • Joe Absolom said that he actually ended up going broke while shooting an episode because he brought along his family to enjoy a tropical get away. He says he doesn't mind because he had a great time.
    • Averted by Ben Miller who (despite enjoying working on the show) suffered because Poole wore wool suits despite the heat and humidity. He departed the show because he wanted to be with his family but his wife couldn't stand the tropical climate.