‘The Durrells’ star is now a wildlife conservation ambassador in real life

Milo Parker has explained how he now feels even closer to the character he plays in The Durrells.

Based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, the 1930s family period drama launched in 2016 and it was announced last summer that the upcoming six episodes will be the show’s final run.

Season 4 is currently airing in the UK on Sunday nights at 8pm on ITV.

Milo Parker plays the young Gerald Durrell – Gerry – in the show.

The 16-year-old actor revealed: “Since working on the series, I’ve become an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which is a real honour.”

He said: “I went to the park late last year to see the animals and catch up with Lee Durrell, and I love it because it’s great to support a trust and charity that I’m really passionate about.

“It’s also so important that Gerry’s legacy continues to be recognised and to inspire the next generation of conservationists.”

Parker added: “It definitely helps me feel closer to Gerry. Knowing what he’s created and knowing what he went on to do really helps me as an actor to portray him in his childhood and try to capture that enthusiasm and that passion.”

The Durrells writer Simon Nye explained earlier this month why he decided it was the right time end the series.

Season 4 will air in the USA this autumn on Masterpiece on PBS.

The Durrells is available on DVD on Amazon.