David Jason: My Life

David Jason: My Life Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies both with impish good timing Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician he turned his attention to acting and soon through a natural talent for making people laugh found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and &39;70s Eric Idle Michael Palin Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker Barker would become a mentor to David leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours It wasn’t until 1981 kitted out with a sheepskin jacket a flat cap and a clapped-out Reliant Regal that David found the part that would capture the nation’s hearts the beloved Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools and Horses Never a one-trick pony he had an award-winning spell as TV’s favourite detective Jack Frost took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May and even voiced a crime-fighting cartoon rodent in the much-loved children’s show Danger Mouse But life hasn&39;t all been so easy from missing out on a key role in Dad’s Army to nearly drowning in a freak diving accident David has had his fair share of ups and downs and has lost some of his nearest and dearest along the way David’s is a touching funny and warm-hearted story which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business He&39;s been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector a crime-fighter and a market trader and he ain&39;t finished yet As Del Boy would say it&39;s all cushty
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