Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Did you spot this Bridgerton star in Death in Paradise?

The new Netflix show has got everyone talking

bridgerton 1
Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
Share this:

Netflix's Bridgerton has got everyone talking thanks to it scandal-filled plot, gorgeous setting and, of course, an incredible cast. But did you know one of the stars of the period drama starred previously appeared in Death in Paradise?

MORE: Bridgerton viewers have mixed feelings over surprising ending

Ben Miller, who is perhaps best known for his role as DI Richard Poole in the BBC comedy-drama, landed a role in Shonda Rhimes' Bridgerton – which has proved hugely popular since landed on the streaming platform back in December.

WATCH: Bridgerton's Duke of Hasting's spoon has a fan following...

In Bridgerton, Ben plays Lord Featherington, the head of the Featherington family. He has three daughters who are all due to marry that year, but it's his wife, Lady Portia Featherington, who tends to do the heavy lifting when it comes to sorting out their daughters.

Fans of Death in Paradise will know and love Ben from his time back on the BBC show playing the lead DI Poole from series one in 2011 until his departure at the end of series two in 2014.

His character was murdered on the show leaving viewers to think he would never return; however, it wasn't the end of his time in Saint Marie as he is set to make a comeback on the programme's upcoming tenth season.

MORE: Death in Paradise star Ralf Little reveals that Ben Miller wanted to be killed off show

MORE: 7 shows to watch if you love Bridgerton

MORE: Connell's chain part 2! The Duke of Hasting's spoon from Bridgerton is about to go viral…

bridgerton ben miller© Photo: Netflix

Ben Miller as Lord Featherington in Bridgerton

It's not yet confirmed how DI Poole will be brought back to the show, but Ben has teased potential options and even responded to fan's theories about his return.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain in December, the actor told presenters Alex Beresford and Charlotte Hawkins: "We're very lucky to have a great number of old fans of Death in Paradise and there's been a lot of speculation [from them]. The one I liked was that I'm coming back as a zombie!"

He added: "I thought he was gone for good [too] … No one was more surprised than me when a script-writer [told me]. It's very cleverly done, I have to say, it's beautifully done."

Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

More TV and Film

See more