Death in Paradise Freddie – who will play the new character?

It’s another week, another crime, and another guest star on BBC One’s Death in Paradise this Thursday (Jan 28, 2021). But who plays Freddie Archer in Death in Paradise?

When DI Neville Parker is in the hospital, he befriends his fellow patient Freddie.

Freddie is played by the actor Steve Edge, whom you know from many comedies such as Benidorm and Scarborough.

Everything you need to know about Steve is here – including his surprising link to the show!


Steve Edge attends a red carpet event (Credit: Splash)

Read more: Death in Paradise Season 10: Jason Manford’s episode divides viewers as a brand that is “weak”.

Who plays Freddie Archer in Death in Paradise?

Steve Edge plays Freddie Archer in Death in Paradise.

He portrays a patient at the local hospital in Saint Marie.

DI Neville Parker is admitted to the ward with an infected flea bite and becomes friends with Freddie.

And – surprise, surprise – he soon discovers that an infirmary is not necessarily a place of safety.

But is Freddie a goodie or a baddie?

What has Steve Edge been in before?

Steve is perhaps best known for his roles in Benidorm, Scarborough and Phoenix Nights.

He first appeared as Alan in That Peter Kay Thing in 2000.

Steve starred in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights in 2001 and in the subsequent Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere spin-off in 2004.

He has had minor roles in Cold Feet, No Angels, Peep Show, Christmas Lights, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and The Street.

In 2005 he played Doddsy in Mike Bassett: Manager and Sgt. Swithenback in I’m With Dumb.

Steve played as Clint in The Visit, Terry in The Cup, Mr Styles in Scallywagga and Fergie in Starlings.

He played Billy in Benidorm and Bigsy in Scarborough from 2016 to 2018.

If you look closely, you’ll see Steve in the 2014 film Paddington too!

He plays the security guard at the Natural History Museum in London.

The cast of Benidorm, including Steve Edge
The cast of Benidorm including Steve Edge (Credit: ITV)

How old is he?

Steve was born on November 2, 1972 in Cannock, Staffordshire.

He is currently 48 years old.

Is he married and has children?

Steve married boyfriend Jason Manford as best man in August 2014.

He is the godfather of Jason’s twin daughters.

Death in Paradise fans know that Steve’s best buddy Jason was on the show just a week before Steve was scheduled to appear.

Steve Edge plays Freddie Archer in Death in Paradise
Steve Edge plays Freddie Archer in Death in Paradise (Image Credit: BBC One)

Death in Paradise series 10, episode four

Neville Parker needs emergency treatment if a fleabite leads to infection.

A nurse takes her own life within hours of Neville checking in.

However, the DI suspects a bad game and begins legal proceedings against his prime suspects …

Death in Paradise continues on BBC One on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9 p.m.

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