Sir David John White OBE known professionally by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Detective Inspector Jack Frost in A Touch of Frost, Granville in Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours, and Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, as well as voicing Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows, the BFG in the 1989 film, and the title characters of Danger Mouse and Count Duckula. His most recent appearance in the role of Del Boy was in 2014; he retired from his role as Frost in 2010.
On 26 February 2001, Jason became a father at the age of 61 when his girlfriend, 41-year-old Gill Hinchcliffe. Jason and Hinchcliffe married in 2005 and live in Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire.
David Jason revealed on March 27 that he was ‘delighted’ to discover he had a 52-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old grandson he had no idea existed.
The Only Fools and Horses star, who also has a 22-year-old daughter, remarked it would be ‘an understatement’ to say he was ‘surprised’ by the revelation.
David ‘welcomed’ his newfound daughter, Abi Harris, and grandson, Charlie, into the family, saying he intended to make up for lost time with them.
David Jason Daughter: Who is Abi Harris?
David received quite a shock when he learned in March 2023 that he had a 52-year-old daughter named Abi he never knew existed.
Ms. Harris is the daughter of actress Jennifer Hill – who starred in the James Bond film Octopussy – and after her mother and Sir David had a brief relationship was born in 1970.
Speaking to The Mirror about learning of his older daughter, David said: ‘To say it was a surprise to find out I had a daughter from years ago is an understatement.
‘However, on settling with the news, I am delighted that I am now able to get to know Abi and so we meet up when we can.
‘My wife, Gill, and daughter, Sophie, have been very supportive and understanding and have embraced Abi and welcomed her and her young son into her now wider family.’
For her part, Abi says while she had no idea who her father was – she had her suspicions after hearing about Jason’s relationship with her mother while they both starred in a stage adaptation of the Dylan Thomas radio play Under Milk Wood in 1970.
Her belief grew stronger after realizing she shared the same shaped nose as him, and her parentage has now been confirmed.
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