David Jason is Britain's best-loved star. From his wonderful characterisations of Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses to Detective Jack Frost and Mr Micawber, he lights up the television screen whenever he appears and has captured the heart of the nation. This remarkable biography traces the life of Britain's favourite actor from his humble roots in north London through his days as an electrician to Sir David Jason, the icon we all know and love. Recruited to an early Python project for his masterful sense of timing, David soon attracted the attention of Ronnie Barker with whom he appeared in episodes of the classic BBC comedy series Porridge and Open All Hours. He has gone on to create many of television's popular and enduring characters, garnering numerous accolades including Royal Television Society's Award for Best Actor, a Top Television Comedy Actor at the British Comedy Awards and a BAFTA fellowship for his outstanding contribution to television. He also received the ultimate tribute in 2005: a knighthood from the Queen.
Revealing the man behind Del Boy, Pop Larkin and Jack Frost, this authoritative biography offers valuable insight into his life and loves, covering the tragic loss of his partner of eighteen years, Myfanwy Talog, and the joy of his secret wedding to new love Gill Hinchcliffe and the birth of their daughter Sophie Mae.
Stafford Hildred is one of Britain's best know television critics and showbusiness writers with a long career in the media. He has previously written and co-writer an array of bestselling biographies whose subjects include John Thaw, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Rod Stewart and Jamie Oliver. Tim Ewbank was a Fleet Street showbusiness writer before working as a TV correspondent for several newspapers including the Daily Mail. He has also written for a wide range of magazines and worked in television and radio.