Emmet in Death in Paradise is played by actor Wil Johnson: who is he?

Series 10 of Death in Paradise ends tonight (Thursday, February 18, 2021) and the murder suspect is Emmet Peterson – but who is actor Wil Johnson who plays him?

What have you seen him in?

Here’s everything you need to know about the DIP finals and its star Wil Johnson.


Wil Johnson as Emmet Peterson in Death in Paradise (Image Credit: BBC One)

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Who is Emmet in Death in Paradise?

In front of the opening titles of the series finale, a man named Emmet Peterson stumbles onto the police station wearing a blood-splattered top.

He admits to having killed his boss, a local cosmetics magnate.

Of course, there’s a lot more to this murder story than meets the eye.

Is Emmet Really Guilty of the Cruel Crime?

Emmet is played by actor Wil Johnson – the star of Emmerdale, Waking the Dead and Waterloo Road.

What has Wil Johnson been in before?

Wil Johnson is a British actor who has been on our television screens for more than three decades!

His first TV role was in 1987 as Paul in Casualty – when he was around 22 years old.

Wil starred in some hugely popular TV series such as Cracker, The Bill, and Clocking Off.

From 2001 to 2002 he starred in two series of the BBC’s Babyfather.

Between 2000 and 2011 he played DI Sheet Jordan – later promoted to DS – in Waking the Dead alongside Sheila Johnson, Claire Goose, Trevor Eve and Holly Aird.

Will later portrayed Marcus Kirby on Waterloo Road, Sean Dolan in Holby City and Dax in Lewis.

Soap fans will recognize him as Dominic Andrews in Emmerdale.

Will played Gemma’s father Dominic between 2012 and 2014.

He has since performed as Joe Abernathy on Outlander from 2017 to 2020.

He is also a very well known face in the theater and has famously played Othello.

Wil Johnson as DS Spencer Jordan in Waking the Dead
Wil Johnson as DS Spencer Jordan in Waking the Dead (Image Credit: BBC One)

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How old is Wil Johnson?

Wilbert Charles Johnson was born on April 18, 1965.

He is currently 55 years old.

Where is Wil Johnson from?

Wil was born in Muswell Hill, London and grew up in Tottenham.

His mother was a tailor and his father a carpenter.

Wil had no interest in acting while he was in drama school due to a speech impediment and frequent panic attacks.

However, he changed his mind after selecting an absent actor and realizing how much he was enjoying it.

Wil Johnson as Joe Abernathy in Outlander (Image credit: Starz)
Wil Johnson as Joe Abernathy in Outlander (Image credit: Starz)

Is Wil married?

Wil married model and writer Alexandra Spiegel in 2001, but they divorced in 2010.

He married Camilla Johnson on December 4, 2014.

He has seven children, four from his marriage to Alexandra – stepdaughter Mischa, son Joachim River and twin daughters Rain and Zillah-May.

His eldest daughter Ayanna Witter-Johnson is an English composer, singer, songwriter and cellist.

Her notable appearances include the opening of the MOBO Awards Pre-Show in 2016.

Death in Paradise Series 10: Episode Eight

A man admits he murdered his boss even though he can’t remember what happened.

Convinced that things are not as simple as they seem, Neville is determined to uncover the truth and expose the real killer.

The last one in the series promises to go out with a bang.

The final episode of Death in Paradise will air on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.

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