David Jason

English actor and comedian. He played Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the long-running BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and Detective Inspector Jack Frost on the ITV crime drama A Touch of Frost. Other high-profile television roles were as Granville in the sitcom Open All Hours, and Pop Larkin in the comedy drama The Darling Buds of May as well as the voices of Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows, Danger Mouse and Count Duckula. His last original appearance as Del Boy was in 2014, while Jason retired his role as Frost in 2010. One of the best loved actors in British popular culture, in September 2006 Jason topped the poll to find TV's 50 Greatest Stars, as part of ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations. He was knighted in 2005 for services to drama. Jason has won four British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs), (1988, 1991, 1997, 2003), four British Comedy Awards (1990, 1992, 1997, 2001) and six National Television Awards (1997, 2001, 2002 twice).

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Royal Flash (1975)

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

The BFG (1989)

Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalog and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Cosgrove
CAST:  David Jason  •  Amanda Root  •  Angela Thorne  •  Ballard Berkeley

Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalog and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Cosgrove
CAST:  David Jason  •  Amanda Root  •  Angela Thorne  •  Ballard Berkeley

The Odd Job (1978)

Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few setbacks and while he is trying to electrocute himself with a lamp, the door ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  David Jason  •  Diana Quick  •  Simon Williams

Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few setbacks and while he is trying to electrocute himself with a lamp, the door ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Graham Chapman  •  David Jason  •  Diana Quick  •  Simon Williams

The Second Quest (2004)

Three old friends are reunited after one was involved in an accident. They reminisce about their motorbike trip to the Isle of Man to ride the TT course. Second movie in The Quest Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jason
CAST:  David Jason  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Roy Hudd  •  Max Wrottesley

Three old friends are reunited after one was involved in an accident. They reminisce about their motorbike trip to the Isle of Man to ride the TT course. Second movie in The Quest Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jason
CAST:  David Jason  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Roy Hudd  •  Max Wrottesley

Albert's Memorial (2009)

One-off comedy drama that follows the story of three World War II veterans: Harry, Frank and Albert. It is October 2000 and, at the age of 76, Albert's dying wish is to be buried on the little hill outside Hinderburg in Germany where he watched the Russians take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Richards
CAST:  David Jason  •  Judith Hoersch  •  David Warner  •  Michael Jayston

One-off comedy drama that follows the story of three World War II veterans: Harry, Frank and Albert. It is October 2000 and, at the age of 76, Albert's dying wish is to be buried on the little hill outside Hinderburg in Germany where he watched the Russians take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Richards
CAST:  David Jason  •  Judith Hoersch  •  David Warner  •  Michael Jayston

Under Milk Wood (1972)

The delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" in which we meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain Cat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Sinclair
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Glynis Johns

The delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" in which we meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain Cat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Sinclair
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Glynis Johns

The Snow Queen (1995)

Far away, in her vast ice palace, the Snow Queen plots to rule the world by deflecting all the sun's warmth away from Earth so that it freezes over. But her mirror breaks, and on her mission to find all the missing pieces, she kidnaps Tom, who has part of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Gates
CAST:  David Jason  •  Helen Mirren  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Ellie Beaven

Far away, in her vast ice palace, the Snow Queen plots to rule the world by deflecting all the sun's warmth away from Earth so that it freezes over. But her mirror breaks, and on her mission to find all the missing pieces, she kidnaps Tom, who has part of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Gates
CAST:  David Jason  •  Helen Mirren  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Ellie Beaven

Ghostboat (2006)

Jack Hardy is the sole survivor of a mysterious submarine disaster in World War II. Now, in 1981, the ill-fated submarine Scorpion has resurfaced, miraculously intact. Naval Intelligence need Hardy's expertise to retrace the course and mission that led to her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  David Jason  •  Julian Wadham  •  Tony Haygarth  •  Ian Puleston-Davies

Jack Hardy is the sole survivor of a mysterious submarine disaster in World War II. Now, in 1981, the ill-fated submarine Scorpion has resurfaced, miraculously intact. Naval Intelligence need Hardy's expertise to retrace the course and mission that led to her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  David Jason  •  Julian Wadham  •  Tony Haygarth  •  Ian Puleston-Davies

The Water Babies (1978)

This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lionel Jeffries
CAST:  James Mason  •  Bernard Cribbins  •  Tommy Pender  •  Billie Whitelaw

This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lionel Jeffries
CAST:  James Mason  •  Bernard Cribbins  •  Tommy Pender  •  Billie Whitelaw

Hogfather (2007)

It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has vanished. Suddenly, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean
CAST:  David Jason  •  Marc Warren  •  Michelle Dockery  •  David Warner

It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has vanished. Suddenly, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean
CAST:  David Jason  •  Marc Warren  •  Michelle Dockery  •  David Warner

The Wind in the Willows (1983)

One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Taylor  •  Mark Hall
CAST:  Richard Pearson  •  Michael Hordern  •  Ian Carmichael  •  David Jason

One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Taylor  •  Mark Hall
CAST:  Richard Pearson  •  Michael Hordern  •  Ian Carmichael  •  David Jason

Come Rain Come Shine (2010)

David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about as a young man. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Drury
CAST:  David Jason  •  Alison Steadman  •  Shaun Evans  •  Kellie Bright

David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about as a young man. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Drury
CAST:  David Jason  •  Alison Steadman  •  Shaun Evans  •  Kellie Bright

The Final Quest (2004)

Three old friends reminisce about their old haunts. Hearing that a coffee bar they frequented in their youth is reopening with a rock 'n' roll theme, Dave, Charlie and Ronno decide to pay a visit. Third film in The Quest Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jason
CAST:  David Jason  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Roy Hudd  •  Max Wrottesley

Three old friends reminisce about their old haunts. Hearing that a coffee bar they frequented in their youth is reopening with a rock 'n' roll theme, Dave, Charlie and Ronno decide to pay a visit. Third film in The Quest Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jason
CAST:  David Jason  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Roy Hudd  •  Max Wrottesley

Only Fools and Horses - Sleepless in Peckham (2003)

When Marlene vanishes and Boycie is secretive about her disappearance, people assume he has killed her, but she only went to have a boob job. The Trotters need money to stave off being evicted but are saved when it transpires that Uncle Albert invested his savings ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Dow
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Tessa Peake-Jones  •  Gwyneth Strong

When Marlene vanishes and Boycie is secretive about her disappearance, people assume he has killed her, but she only went to have a boob job. The Trotters need money to stave off being evicted but are saved when it transpires that Uncle Albert invested his savings ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Dow
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Tessa Peake-Jones  •  Gwyneth Strong

Only Fools and Horses - Strangers on the Shore (2002)

Going to France to scatter the late Uncle Albert's ashes near the village where he spent part of the war, Del decides to kill two birds with one stone and organize a booze cruise. At the village they learn that Albert was a real ladies' man, which could be why most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Dow
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Tessa Peake-Jones  •  Gwyneth Strong

Going to France to scatter the late Uncle Albert's ashes near the village where he spent part of the war, Del decides to kill two birds with one stone and organize a booze cruise. At the village they learn that Albert was a real ladies' man, which could be why most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Dow
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Tessa Peake-Jones  •  Gwyneth Strong

The Quest (2002)

Three elderly men, Dave, Ronno and Charlie, meet at Charlie's retirement party and reminisce about their teenage "quest" in the 1950s to get laid. This had involved travelling on their motorbikes up to the Lake District "where all the girls shag like rabbits" - but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jason
CAST:  David Jason  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Roy Hudd  •  Jim Sturgess

Three elderly men, Dave, Ronno and Charlie, meet at Charlie's retirement party and reminisce about their teenage "quest" in the 1950s to get laid. This had involved travelling on their motorbikes up to the Lake District "where all the girls shag like rabbits" - but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jason
CAST:  David Jason  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Roy Hudd  •  Jim Sturgess

Only Fools and Horses - If They Could See Us Now (2001)

Due to bad investment and the Central American stock market crash the Trotters lose all their money. Whilst Rodney and Cassandra spice up their love life by dressing up, Del decides to restore the family wealth by going on the quiz show 'Gold Rush', hosted by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Dow
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Tessa Peake-Jones  •  Gwyneth Strong

Due to bad investment and the Central American stock market crash the Trotters lose all their money. Whilst Rodney and Cassandra spice up their love life by dressing up, Del decides to restore the family wealth by going on the quiz show 'Gold Rush', hosted by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Dow
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Tessa Peake-Jones  •  Gwyneth Strong

Michael Palin: A Life on Screen (2018)

In this documentary, Michael Palin tells the story behind his success, after being honoured with a special award at the Baftas in 2013. With an outstanding career in television and film, this special delves into the archives to showcase some of Michael's incredible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samantha Peters
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Robert Hewison  •  Roger Mills  •  David Jason

In this documentary, Michael Palin tells the story behind his success, after being honoured with a special award at the Baftas in 2013. With an outstanding career in television and film, this special delves into the archives to showcase some of Michael's incredible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samantha Peters
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Robert Hewison  •  Roger Mills  •  David Jason

British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)

Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breid McLoone
CAST:  Rebecca Front  •  Steve Coogan  •  James Corden  •  Hugh Dennis

Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breid McLoone
CAST:  Rebecca Front  •  Steve Coogan  •  James Corden  •  Hugh Dennis

Only Fools and Horses - Christmas Crackers (1981)

Rodney has ran out of yuletide cheer, as the annual routing of the Trotter festivities are wearing thin. Burnt turkey, charred Christmas pudding, the same old things on television, and nothing but a book lent to him by Mickey Pierce: 'Body Language: The Lost Art.' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Butt
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Lennard Pearce  •  Desmond McNamara

Rodney has ran out of yuletide cheer, as the annual routing of the Trotter festivities are wearing thin. Burnt turkey, charred Christmas pudding, the same old things on television, and nothing but a book lent to him by Mickey Pierce: 'Body Language: The Lost Art.' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Butt
CAST:  David Jason  •  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Lennard Pearce  •  Desmond McNamara
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