FACTOID # 1: Idaho produces more milk than Iowa, Indiana and Illinois combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > David Jason
David Jason
Birth name David John White
Born 2 February 1940 (1940-02-02) (age 67)
Edmonton, London, England
Occupation Television actor

Sir David John White, OBE known by his stage name David Jason (born 2 February 1940) is a highly regarded English actor, admired equally for his dramatic work as for his comedy roles. He is perhaps most famous for his portrayal of Del Boy in the BBC television situation comedy Only Fools and Horses which made him a household name in the United Kingdom, and for playing detective chief inspector Jack Frost on A Touch of Frost. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is a place in the eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Derek Edward Trotter (born July 12, 1948 in Deptford),[1] more commonly known as Del Boy, is the fictional lead character in the popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... Detective Inspector Jack Frost, GC is a fictional detective created by R. D. Wingfield. ... A Touch of Frost is a detective television series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV in the United Kingdom. ...

Contents

Early career

He started his television career in 1964 playing the part of Bert Bradshaw in Crossroads. In 1967 he played a spoof super-hero Captain Fantastic (and also other roles), in the television sketch comedy series Do Not Adjust Your Set. His co-stars were Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Humphrey Barclay, who recruited David Jason to appear in Do Not Adjust Your Set (partly to offset the rather intellectual style of Idle, Jones and Palin), admired Jason's sense of timing. DNAYS had a very successful run on ITV and ended in 1969, but it was during this run that David missed out on what eventually became one of the most famous roles in British television history; that of Corporal Jack Jones in the new Jimmy Perry and David Croft BBC comedy Dads Army. From left to right: David Jason, Denise Coffey. ... From left to right: David Jason, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and composer of comedic songs. ... Terence Graham Parry Jones (born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on February 1, 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, childrens author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... Humphrey Barclay (born 1941) is a comedy executive and producer whose first foray into show business was via the Cambridge Footlights. ...


The original choice for the part was Clive Dunn, but unfortunately Clive was appearing in the Spike Milligan Show at the time and was not available. David Croft had worked with David Jason before when the former had produced a comedy series for the BBC called Hugh and I, which starred Hugh Lloyd and Terry Scott as two friends who lived together in south London. Although Jason had only played some minor parts in the series, Croft had been very impressed with the youngster and knew that he had the ability to play a man much older than his own age. After reading for the part David was told that it was his, only to be told later (about three hours later, in fact), that Clive Dunn was suddenly now available and could perform the role after all



Jason also appeared in variety shows in support of stars such as Dick Emery, and his performances caught the attention of Ronnie Barker, who soon became a mentor to Jason. In 1969 Jason was recruited to appear in Hark At Barker, starring Ronnie Barker as Lord Rustless, as Dithers, the hundred-year old gardener. There was also a sequel, His Lordship Entertains. That year he also made an appearance in the popular ITC show Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the fifth episode of the series That's How Murder Snowballs as Abel, a framed performer in a major London theatre. In 1973 he played junior employee Granville in the first programme of the comedy anthology Seven of One, called Open All Hours and starring Barker as the miserly proprietor of a corner shop. Four series of Open All Hours were subsequently made from 1976 to 1985. He featured in Barker's Porridge, a prison-based comedy, as Blanco. He also took the lead role in ITV sitcom A Sharp Intake Of Breath. Dick Emery Dick Emery (February 19, 1919 - January 2, 1983) was a British comedian and actor, popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Ronald William George Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005), popularly known as Ronnie Barker was an English comic actor and writer. ... Hark at Barker was a 1969 British sitcom starring Ronnie Barker. ... ITC may stand for: Illinois Terminal Railroad (AAR reporting mark ITC) Incorporated Television Company, known best perhaps for producing The Muppet Show and a number of Sylvia and Gerry Anderson live and Supermarionation TV shows Independent Television Commission Institute of Technology Institute of Technology of Cambodia [1] Institute of Technology... Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is a cult late 1960s British private detective television series starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as the private detectives Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk. ... Thats How Murder Snowballs is the fifth episode of the popular 1969 ITC British television series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) starring Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope and Annette Andre. ... Seven of One was a 1973 television comedy series featuring Ronnie Barker. ... Open All Hours was a BBC sitcom written by Roy Clarke which ran for four series (26 episodes in all) between 1976 and 1985, with a pilot episode from the Seven of One series in 1973. ... For Molières play, see The Miser. ... Porridge was a British BBC television sitcom (1974–1977), written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale. ... Blanco Webb was a character in the BBC sitcom Porridge played by David Jason. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... A Sharp Intake of Breath was a 1977 British sitcom starring David Jason, Richard Wilson, and Jacqueline Clarke. ...


In 1974, Jason also played the part of the inept spy Edgar Briggs in the television comedy series The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs. The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs is a British television comedy from 1974. ...


In the 1970s he also acted in radio comedies, including Week Ending (in which he regularly satirised such figures as then UK Foreign Secretary Dr David Owen) and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (as the "B Ark Captain" in the sixth episode). Week Ending. ... David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, CH, PC (born July 2, 1938) is a British politician, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and one of the founders of the British Social Democratic Party (SDP). ... The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ...


Maturity and success

In 1981 he found his most enduring and popular role. Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses (created by John Sullivan) is a wide-boy who makes a dubious living in Peckham, south London, trading in shoddy and counterfeit goods. He is assisted by his brother Rodney (played by Nicholas Lyndhurst) and Grandad (played by Lennard Pearce) or, in later episodes, Uncle Albert (played by Buster Merryfield). In this role Jason popularised some slang words and phrases; examples being the mild insults "dipstick" and "plonker", and the celebratory "lovely jubbly". Derek Edward Trotter (born July 12, 1948 in Deptford),[1] more commonly known as Del Boy, is the fictional lead character in the popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. ... Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... General John Sullivan John Sullivan (b. ... , Peckham is an area of London, England, in the London Borough of Southwark, located 3. ... Nicholas Lyndhurst (born April 21, 1961 in Emsworth, Hampshire) is an English actor. ... Edward Kitchener Trotter (1909-1985 Peckham Rye), known better as simply Grandad, was a character in the popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses from 1981-1985. ... Lennard Pearce (left) as Grandad in Only Fools and Horses Lennard Pearce (born February 9, 1915 in London; died December 15, 1984 in London) was a British actor who mostly worked in theatre. ... Buster Merryfield in Only Fools and Horses Buster Merryfield (November 27, 1920 - June 23 1999) was a British actor who became a national institution after joining the hit BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses in 1984, as the sea faring Albert Trotter, affectionately known as Uncle Albert. ...


He has also earned acclaim for a string of straight roles. These include Skullion in Porterhouse Blue, Pa Larkin in the rural idyll The Darling Buds of May (based on the H. E. Bates novel) which also featured Catherine Zeta-Jones before she achieved success in Hollywood, and Detective Jack Frost in the TV series A Touch of Frost. David Jason as Skullion in Porterhouse Blue Cover of Porterhouse Blue Cover of Grantchester Grind Skullion is a central character in Porterhouse Blue (1974) and Grantchester Grind (1995), two novels about life in the fictitious Porterhouse College at Cambridge by British novelist Tom Sharpe. ... // Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE, who published under the pen name H. E. Bates (May 16, 1905 - January 29, 1974), was an English writer and author. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress based in the United States. ... A Touch of Frost is a detective television series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV in the United Kingdom. ...


In addition to these roles, he has also worked as a voice artist for Cosgrove Hall on a number of children's television productions, providing voices for DangerMouse, The BFG, Count Duckula and Toad from The Wind in the Willows, as well as several other cartoon voice-overs and advertising work including the DIY chain Do It All in 1988 and supermarket chain Morrisons in the 1980s and 1990s . Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... DangerMouse is a British animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films. ... Image:BfgCover. ... Count Duckula is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic vegetarian vampire duck in the animated television series of the same name created by British studio Cosgrove Hall, and a spin-off from DangerMouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain. ... Ratty and Mole, as interpreted by E. H. Shepard The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame. ... A voice-over is a narration that is played on top of a video segment, usually with the audio for that segment muted or lowered. ... See also: DIY Network, a cable TV network. ... Do It All is a former DIY chain originally created by WH Smith in 1979 when the company aquired a DIY chain. ... For other uses, see Morrison. ...


In 1999 he starred as Captain Frank Beck in BBC's feature-length drama "All the King's Men" A scene from the drama For film adaptations of the American novel, see All the Kings Men. ...


David Jason more recently starred in the two part ITV drama Ghostboat and presented a special programme celebrating the work of Cosgrove Hall Films `Cartoon Kings' for ITV1. He peppered his narration with the voices of DangerMouse, Count Duckula, Toad from Wind in the Willows and the BFG. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... DangerMouse is a British animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films. ... Count Duckula is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic vegetarian vampire duck in the animated television series of the same name created by British studio Cosgrove Hall, and a spin-off from DangerMouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain. ... The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature by Kenneth Grahame. ...


In September 2006, he was voted by the general public as number 1 in ITV's poll of TV's Greatest Stars.


In December 2006, he starred in "Terry Pratchett's Hogfather" on Sky One as Albert. Terry Pratchetts Hogfather is a two-part television adaptation of the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett, produced by The Mob, and broadcast on Sky One, and in High Definition on Sky One HD, over Christmas 2006. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Albert is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels, first appearing in Mort. ...


Knighthood

In 1993, David Jason was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and twelve years later, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2005, he was knighted for services to acting. On the day his knighthood was announced, many British newspapers used the headline "Arise Sir Del Boy" or similar, in reference to his most famous role. The Daily Mirror ran the headline "It's Sir Del and Sir Tel" (popular BBC Radio 2 DJ Terry Wogan was knighted on the same day). Upon receiving the knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 1 December 2005, the actor said he was "humbled" by the "fantastic tribute". The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Alternate newspaper: The Daily Mirror (Australia) The Daily Mirror is a popular British tabloid daily newspaper. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is by far the most popular station in the UK, reaching some 27% of the available audience in 2006[1]. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

David Jason was born David John White in Edmonton, London, England. Brought up in Lodge Lane, North Finchley, he went to Northside primary school on the same road. After leaving school he trained as an electrician while negotiating his way into repertory theatre. On discovering there was already a David White on Equity's books, he took the stage name Jason from his younger twin brother who died in infancy. His elder brother, Arthur White, is also a character actor. Edmonton is a place in the eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... North Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... TVA electricians, Tennessee, 1942. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The Court of Chancery, London, early 19th century This article is about the concept of equity in the jurisprudence of common law countries. ... For other uses, see Twin (disambiguation). ... Arthur White (born 1933 in Finchley, London, England) is a British stage and screen actor. ...


He nursed long-time partner Myfanwy Talog prior to her death from breast cancer in 1995. He married Gill Hinchcliffe, with whom he has a daughter, in a secret ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 30 November 2005. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... The Dorchester is a leading luxury hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair, London, overlooking Hyde Park. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Radio

Week Ending. ... The cover of the booklet included with the Collectors Edition CD set release of the first two Hitchhikers radio series. ...

Television

From left to right: David Jason, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle. ... The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs is a British television comedy from 1974. ... Porridge is a British BBC television sitcom (1974–1977), written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and starring Ronnie Barker. ... Open All Hours was a BBC sitcom written by Roy Clarke which ran for four series (26 episodes in all) between 1976 and 1985, with a pilot episode from the Seven of One series in 1973. ... A Sharp Intake of Breath was a 1977 British sitcom starring David Jason, Richard Wilson, and Jacqueline Clarke. ... Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... // Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. ... A Bit of a Do was a British comedy drama series based on the books by David Nobbs. ... Amongst Barbarians is a play (1989) by British playwright Michael Wall; and a British made-for-TV movie (1990) directed by Jane Howell starring David Jason, Anne Carroll, Rowena Cooper, Con ONeill and Lee Ross. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A Touch of Frost is a detective television series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV in the United Kingdom. ... The Bullion Boys is a film based on the true story of how Britains gold reserve was secretly transferred to Liverpool at the start of the Second World War. ... A scene from the drama For film adaptations of the American novel, see All the Kings Men. ... Micawber was a 2001 ITV comedy drama series starring David Jason. ... Diamond Geezer is a British television drama written by Caleb Ranson which stars David Jason as a jewel thief and professional con man. ... Terry Pratchetts Hogfather is a two-part television adaptation of the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett, produced by The Mob, and broadcast on Sky One, and in High Definition on Sky One HD, over Christmas 2006. ... Prehistoric Park is a six part television series in documentary style, from Impossible Pictures Limited, (the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs) which premiered on ITV on 22 July 2006 and on Animal Planet on 29 October 2006. ... Diamond Geezer 2 (Broadcast as Diamond Geezer) is a sequel to the first Diamond Geezer Starring David Jason // We catch up with Des in Nice overseeing work on his luxurious new villa, under the alias of Major John Robie. ... The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series which was published in 1983. ... Rincewind the Wizzard is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ...

Films

We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood - prayer of the Rev Eli Jenkins from Under Milk Wood Statue of Dylans fictional Captain Cat, in Swanseas Maritime Quarter Under Milk Wood was originally a radio play and later a stage play and... White Cargo is a 1942 film starring Hedy Lamarr and Walter Pidgeon and takes place in Africa during World War II. The movie centers around two white colonizers who are both interested in Tondelayo, a half Egyptian, half Arab native. ... Royal Flash is a 1975 movie based on George MacDonald Frasers second Flashman novel, Royal Flash. ... The story of a man (Arthur Harris) who is recently abandoned by his wife. ...

Animation

DangerMouse is a British animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films. ... The Wind in the Willows is a 1983 75 minute film by the studio Cosgrove Hall. ... Count Duckula is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic vegetarian vampire duck in the animated television series of the same name created by British studio Cosgrove Hall, and a spin-off from DangerMouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain. ... Image:BfgCover. ...

External links

  • davidjason.co.uk
  • David Jason at the Internet Movie Database
  • DavidJason.info (Fansite)
  • TV Greats biography of David Jason – From website Television Heaven
  • Interview by BBC "David Jason collects knighthood", with video
  • Highlights of an interview by Michael Parkinson
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Denise CoffeyEric Idle — David Jason — Terry JonesMichael Palin

  Results from FactBites:
 
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: David Jason (5317 words)
David Jason was born David John White in Edmonton, London, England.
Jason also appeared in variety shows in support of stars such as Dick Emery, and his performances caught the attention of Ronnie Barker, who was soon to become a mentor to Jason.
David White (born February 2, 1940), better known as David Jason, is a British comic actor.
David Jason - David Jason (864 words)
Sir David Jason, OBE (den födda februari 2, 1940) finnas en starkt betraktad brittisk skådespelare som lika beundras för hans dramatiska arbete såsom för hans komediroller.
Jason föreföll dessutom i omväxlingshower i stöd av stjärnor liksom Dick Emery, och hans prestationer fångade uppmärksamheten av Ronnie Barker, som finnas till blir snart en mentor till Jason.
I 1974, Jason som lekas dessutom delen av den inept spionen Edgar Briggs i The för televisionkomediserie det topphemliga livet av Edgar Briggs som, är långt framför tiden av spoofspionthrillrar liksom Austin krafter och Johnny engelska.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m