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[[caption-width-right:280:[[KnightFever Sir]] David Jason, OBE.[[note]]He was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1993 and knighted in 2005.[[/note]]]]

One of Britain's best known comedy actors (primarily). Started out in his 20s doing bit parts in Ronnie Barker's ''{{Porridge}}'' and ''TheTwoRonnies'' (ironically, often made up to look like an old man) before securing the regular role of Granville on ''OpenAllHours'', also alongside Barker. Jason is perhaps best known for his role as Del Boy Trotter in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', although in recent years he's also become known for the more unusually straight-drama lead role of Inspector Jack Frost in ''ATouchOfFrost''.

A national treasure and immediately recognisable. ''Series/DeadRingers'' once did a sketch claiming that "on {{ITV}}, ''every night'' is David Jason Night" and that Creator/TheBBC planned to retaliate by running nothing but repeats of ''Only Fools and Horses''. Similarly, he was given top billing in the first two Sky One adaptations of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Film/TheColourOfMagic'', despite the fact that his role in the first (at least) was quite minor. It also didn't help that the leading character was a 7-foot-tall [[TheGrimReaper skeleton with a scythe]].

He also did the voices for many Creator/CosgroveHall cartoon characters, including WesternAnimation/{{Dangermouse}} and WesternAnimation/CountDuckula. His first wife was Welsh actress [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myfanwy_Talog Myfanwy Talog]]; sadly, she died in 1995.
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