Death in Paradise’s Ben Miller addresses disappointment over joining BBC show ‘Not right’

Death In Paradise: Ben Miller reflects on bride death scene

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Starring as Richard Poole, Ben Miller was Death in Paradise’s first detective during seasons one and two, before being murdered at the start of the third instalment. The actor recently addressed his disappointment over joining the BBC series and why it didn’t meet his expectations.

During his interview on the One Show, the actor spoke about his time on Death in Paradise and addressed a particular murder scene.

The topic kicked off when presenter Jermaine Jenas asked: “Ben, I hear that this [Death in Paradise] didn’t turn out to quite be the gritty drama that you expected it to be?”

To which Ben revealed: “Yes, you’re right when I started Death In Paradise, The Wire was very big.

“I was a huge fan of it and I honestly thought ‘this is my break into serious acting,’ he confessed, “I thought I had made it, ‘I’m going to be in this hard-hitting drama set in the Caribbean.’”

Ben explains: “This is when I knew it was Paterson’s (Joseph) episode, we were filming this scene.

“I was having a cup of tea in the bay and I was supposed to watch a bride get pushed off the top floor of this building, then crash onto the rocks below.”

As the actor described the scene, viewers were shown the clip from Death in Paradise, which appeared to look as though someone had thrown a pile of clothes.

Jermaine interjected: “That’s supposed to be a bride?” and Ben responded: “Exactly, I saw that dummy get thrown out of the window and I thought ‘well that’s just a test right, in a minute you’re going to get my proper reaction?”

Much to his surprise: “they said ‘no that’s it Ben, we’ve done it we’re moving on’”

As Jermaine quipped: “We thought someone had just thrown their laundry over the balcony.”

Ben agreed and responded: “It clearly looked like a dummy thrown out of a window and they said, ‘we don’t want it too realistic Ben’ it looked like a mop.”

In the episode, it was later revealed the Bride’s murderer was Paterson Joseph’s character, William – who was also seated beside him on the couch of the One show.

Ben Miller starred on the show to promote his new children’s book titled How I Became a Dod called Midnight.

He explains the show is: “About a boy who swaps bodies with a dog and finds out exactly what it’s like to be a dog and not only that, being a dog gives him crime-fighting superpowers.”

Ben adds: “There’s a bit of a dastardly plot going on because he’s got amazing hearing and smell, he was able to find all these clues about a mystery and help solve it.”

The actor turned author revealed the novel was inspired by his dog after he “ran out of children” to write about.

Ben’s previous published work was novels dedicated to his children, he recalled “Father Christmas for my oldest son Jackson, The Boy Who Made the World Disappear for my son Harrison.”

He added: “The Day I Fell into a Fairytale, was for my daughter Lana and then I ran out of Kids.

Ben’s Death In Paradise co-star Paterson also joined him on The One Show, to promote his new BBC crime series, Vigil.

The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC, while Death in Paradise is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Source: Read Full Article