Ben Miller delighted Death in paradise fans earlier this year with a return as DI Richard Poole, although he was killed off in Season 3.
Returning as the figment of Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) to offer a few words of encouragement, Miller admitted he was hesitant about the Season 10 cameo.
“You worry that it was only this moment and this moment, and that time is over,” he said. Hi! “But being back in scenes was like we never left.
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“It was kind of like your school reunion when you all find yourself in the same kind of roles. You will find yourself, your family, your friends, all doing the exact same thing. You all behave exactly like this. the same way and it was amazing.
“It was awesome. And the scene was really, really beautifully written and handled so well.”
He added about the meetings on set: “What was really, really wonderful was seeing Sara Martins again. I see Sara every now and then, she’s sometimes in London and sometimes in Paris, but obviously not since. two years.
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“There are a few cast members that I keep in touch with. Danny John Jules is another. What was great was that there was always something very, very special about us. were playing those roles as Richard and Camille. “
As to whether he would be ready for another comeback, Miller said, “I don’t know, you never know if I could come back from the dead. Death in paradise, I was definitely killed with a nice big ice pick in my chest. But you never know what’s going to happen. “
Speaking earlier this year on how they managed to get Miller back in the role, executive producer Tim Key and Death in paradise creator Robert Thorogood admitted it took a while to find a way to bring him back.
Recalling that they had envisioned a series of flashbacks, they ultimately chose DI Poole as a ghost “right there in [Camille’s] head “- although at one point they thought they should cut it off due to the pandemic.
“We were all determined to try to make it happen,” Key said. “And so did Ben. I thought Ben might just say, ‘No, that’s too much. I can’t do it.’ But Ben really wanted to do it. He was so up for it. “
Death in paradise broadcast on BBC One.
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