Ali Bastian shoots the role of Jenny Burgess in popular BBC One crime comedy-drama Death In Paradise. This episode will be directed by David O’Neill.
The plot centres on the character of straight-laced British policeman Richard Poole (Ben Miller), a detective from London’s Metropolitan Police. He is sent to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie to solve the case of the death of a fellow British policeman.After solving the murder of his predecessor, he ends up becoming the local police force’s new senior detective. This starting premise is repeated in the Series 3 opener, with Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) in turn taking over the position, after investigating the murder of Richard Poole.
Ali’s episode will air later this year.Overview
Ali Bastian is probably best known for playing the role of Becca in the popular Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks for 6 years. She then joined the regular cast of The Bill for ITV1 playing PC Sally Armstrong.
She reached the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 and to this day remains the only celebrity to have received a perfect score in both the American Smooth and the Viennese Waltz. She later danced her way into the West End leading the company of Burn The Floor at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the role of Roxy Hart in the UK Tour of Chicago. Other theatre credits include Odourless at the Soho Theatre and Verdict for Bill Kenwright Ltd.
Recent work includes Death in Paradise and Jonathan Creek both for BBC One.About Sainou
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