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 Wife: Who is Gill Hinchcliffe?
David started dating his wife Gill after his long-term partner of 20 years, Welsh actress Myfanwy Talog, died from breast cancer aged 45 in 1995.
Gill is also in the entertainment industry, working behind the scenes as an assistant director and producer with ITV.
She has previously worked on shows including Emmerdale, The Darling Buds of May, Stay Lucky, and Heartbeat.
Born in 1960, Gill is 20 years younger than David, who she met in the 1990s.
The couple – who leads a largely private life – welcomed their daughter Sophie in 2001 when Gill was 41 and David was 61.
They married four years later in 2005, the night before David received his OBE for services to acting and comedy.
Speaking about their nuptials, David previously told The Guardian: ‘Gill and I were married at the Dorchester Hotel in 2005 on the eve of my knighthood.
‘We’d often spoken about it, but could never come up with a plan that wouldn’t create a fuss.
‘It was the happiest time. The next morning, I arose a married man and went straight off to become a bachelor. Or, at any rate, a knight bachelor. Amazing. A married man, a Sir, and all inside 24 blissful hours.’
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