Actor, writer, producer, Ralf Little has carved a successful career for himself as one of Britain's most enduring stars. He is currently the star of the BBC One smash hit Death in Paradise (one of the most watched shows on UK television), playing super-sleuth Detective Inspector Neville Parker, as well as starring in the multi-BAFTA winning Inside Number 9, but these are only the latest in a long line of well-known roles. His face has been on television screens for over two decades. He started on what is still considered one of the country’s most beloved sitcoms, The Royle Family - which earned thirteen BAFTA nominations and two wins - before going on to star as Jonny in the long running and popular hit sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. He has also appeared on numerous other popular TV series, including Our Zoo (2014), Lewis (2015), The A Word (2016), and Doctor Who (2016), to name just a few.
In 2002, Ralf penned and hosted his own BBC3 chat show, The Ralf Little Show, whose guest list featured Martin Freeman, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith. Following its success, Ralf decided to try his hand at more writing. His first online novel The Golden Generation (co-written with Stephen Morris) was published in 2007, and the proceeds were dedicated to Shelter, a charity focused on ending homelessness. He went on (with Michelle Terry) to write, create, and star alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Sky One's critically acclaimed comedy The Cafe (2011), as well as the hugely popular one-off episode 'Space Age' for Playhouse Presents (2014), which broke ratings records for its transmission slot.
Starring alongside the likes of James Corden, Simon Pegg and Kevin Spacey, Ralf’s film credits encompass Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People (2002), The Waiting Room (2007) and Telstar (2008), all of which have achieved great critical acclaim. Also noted for his stage performances, he is a London theatre regular from the National Theatre to the Royal Court to recent West End shows, Dead Funny and Ladykillers. He earned an Olivier Award nomination for Most Promising Actor for his portrayal of the young George Harrison in Presence at the Royal Court Theatre and has been called a “National Treasure” by Fabric Magazine. Little is a much sought after voice over artist who has vast experience in commercial, narration, and performance voice over. Ralf is a UK Citizen with papers and based between London, NYC, and LA.