Delford played by Waterloo Road actor Luke Bailey


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Actor Luke Bailey is one of the many guest theses on Death In Paradise’s explosive double bill this week, in which he plays Delford Adams.

In the episodes in which DCI Poole is supposed to return, Luke plays a gardener.

And 37-year-old Luke is going to be involved in a cold case involving his employer – a Russian pianist who lives on the island of Saint Marie.

But who is Luke Bailey and what was he in before?


Luke appears in Death In Paradise (Image Credit: BBC)

Where have you seen Luke Bailey from Death In Paradise before?

Luke began his career in Channel 4’s drama The Illustrated Mum.

But it wasn’t until 2004 that Luke became a household name.

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Between 2004 and 2007, Luke played Sam Bateman in Casualty.

He returned in 2015 to mark the exit of his character’s on-screen mom, Tess Bateman (Suzanne Packer).

Luke Bailey appeared at Casualty and Waterloo Road
Luke also appeared on Waterloo Road (Image Credit: BBC)

What else was he in?

After leaving Casualty, Luke got a role on the BBC One school soap Waterloo Road.

He played the student Marley Kelly, who was seven years younger than Luke.

Luke also appeared alongside Jo Joyner and Michelle Keegan on the BBC series Ordinary Lies and the daily drama Moving On.

Last year he appeared in the racing drama Noughts + Crosses on BBC One.

Has Luke stopped acting?

After leaving Casualty, Luke paused before appearing on camera.

He told a Waterloo Road fansite: “I stopped acting three years ago to focus on writing and directing.

“I go for one part or another, but I don’t take acting that seriously anymore.”

Luke wrote a feature film – Code Of Silence – which is currently in preproduction.

Luke is also a musician

There are also more strings on Luke’s bow.

Luke also played in bands at a young age.

This includes playing bass in the Liverpool-based band Elevaters.

He was also the lead singer of the blues rock band Velvet Slow Dogs.

Death In Paradise, stars Luke Bailey and Holliday Grainger were once an item
Luke and Holliday were once an item (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Is luke married?

After a long search of the internet, we realize that Luke likes to keep his personal life private.

While there’s no evidence that Luke is currently in a relationship or married, there was an interesting report.

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It was alleged that Luke and Strike actress Holliday Grainger was an item from 2007 to 2011.

The couple starred together in a 2013 theater production in Manchester.

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