The Info List - David Jason

David John White, OBE (born 2 February 1940), known professionally by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor and comedian. He portrayed Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and Detective Inspector Jack Frost
Jack Frost
in the ITV crime drama A Touch of Frost. Other high-profile television roles were as Granville in the sitcom Open All Hours, and Pop Larkin in the comedy drama The Darling Buds of May as well as the voices of Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows, Danger Mouse, and Count Duckula. His last original appearance as Del Boy was in 2014, while Jason retired his role as Frost in 2010. In September 2006 Jason topped the poll to find TV's 50 Greatest Stars, as part of ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations.[2] He was knighted in 2005 for services to drama. Jason has won four British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs), (1988, 1991, 1997, 2003), four British Comedy Awards
British Comedy Awards
(1990, 1992, 1997, 2001) and six National Television Awards (1997, 2001, 2002 twice).


1 Early life 2 Radio and TV career

2.1 Early years 2.2 Children's television 2.3 Maturity and success as a leading man

3 Honours 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Television 5.2 Film 5.3 Animation 5.4 Radio

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Jason's father, Arthur R White, was a porter at Billingsgate Fish Market, and his Welsh mother, Olwen Jones, worked as a charwoman. She gave birth to twin boys at North Middlesex
Hospital in Edmonton, Middlesex, in February 1940, but Jason's twin brother died during childbirth, making him a twinless twin.[1] It is an urban myth that he chose the name Jason as a tribute to his dead twin:[3] David Jason himself has denied this. In 1984, during an interview on TV-am, David Jason admitted that the name David Jason was taken from his like of Jason and the Argonauts, as the stage name David White had already been taken. Jason lived at Lodge Lane, North Finchley, and attended Northfield Secondary Modern school after failing the 11-plus in 1951.[4] Upon leaving school, Jason wanted to follow in his brother's footsteps as an actor, but their father insisted that he first get a trade. So, for six years, he trained as an electrician, before giving up his girlfriend at the time, and becoming a jobbing actor. Jason's elder brother is the actor Arthur White, born in 1933. The two appeared together in the crime drama A Touch of Frost, with Arthur playing police archivist Ernie Trigg; and again in 2008, in the comic fantasy, The Colour of Magic, where Arthur starred as a character called "Rerpf". He also appeared briefly with his brother in an episode of The Darling Buds of May. Jason also has a sister, June, seven years his junior. Radio and TV career[edit] Early years[edit] Jason started his television career in 1964 playing the part of Bert Bradshaw in Crossroads.[1] In 1967, he played spoof super-hero Captain Fantastic, among other roles, in the children's comedy series Do Not Adjust Your Set (Rediffusion London/ITV) with Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Denise Coffey, and Michael Palin. Humphrey Barclay, who recruited Jason to appear in Do Not Adjust Your Set
Do Not Adjust Your Set
(partly to offset the rather intellectual style of Idle, Jones, and Palin), admired his sense of timing. The programme ended in 1969, and the character then appeared for a time in the Thames Television
Thames Television
children's programme Magpie. Jason was going to be cast in the role of Lance Corporal Jones
Lance Corporal Jones
in the Jimmy Perry
Jimmy Perry
and David Croft BBC comedy Dad's Army. Croft had been very impressed with the actor and knew that he had the ability to play a man much older than his real age. However, Bill Cotton
Bill Cotton
over-ruled him, casting Clive Dunn. Jason appeared in the BBC comedy series Hugh and I, which starred Hugh Lloyd and Terry Scott
Terry Scott
as two friends who lived together in south London. He appeared in Randall and Hopkirk ("That's How Murder Snowballs", 1969) as Abel, a framed performer in a major London theatre. In the 1970s, he also acted in radio comedies, including the weekly topical satire Week Ending (in which he regularly played 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, in an in-joking reference to his Week Ending role as Owen). Jason also appeared in The Next Programme Follows Almost Immediately and made appearances on panel games such as The Impressionists as well as his own series, The Jason Explanation. In the early 1970s, he appeared in Mostly Monkhouse. Jason appeared in variety shows in support of stars such as Dick Emery and his performances caught the attention of Ronnie Barker. Jason was recruited to appear in Hark at Barker (LWT, 1969), starring Barker as Lord Rustless, as Dithers, the hundred-year old gardener. There was also a sequel, His Lordship Entertains (1972) for the BBC. Jason played junior employee Granville in the first programme of the comedy anthology Seven of One (1973), called Open All Hours
Open All Hours
(BBC) and starring Barker as the miserly proprietor of a corner shop. Four series of Open All Hours
Open All Hours
were made from 1976–85. He featured in Barker's Porridge (BBC), a prison-based comedy, as the elderly Blanco in three episodes. Jason also appeared with Barker in various disguises in The Two Ronnies, including providing the "raspberry" sound effect for The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. Jason starred in London Weekend Television's Lucky Feller (1975–76), written by Terence Frisby and produced by Humphrey Barclay. About two brothers in South-East London, the series was in many ways a forerunner to Only Fools And Horses, only Jason was in the more dopey 'Rodney' role with Peter Armitage playing the cleverer of the two. The brothers drove around in a comical bubble car, a precursor to the famous Trotters' van; and there was even the joke where, just as he was trying to impress the girl (Cheryl Hall), Jason casually leaned back against the bar, without his knowing that barman had just lifted it behind his back, and fell through. This situation was re-enacted in Only Fools And Horses.[citation needed] He played the lead role of Peter Barnes in the ATV sitcom A Sharp Intake of Breath
A Sharp Intake of Breath
(1977–81), alongside Alun Armstrong
Alun Armstrong
and Richard Wilson. In 1979, he appeared as Buttons in the pantomime Cinderella at Newcastle's Theatre Royal, starring Leah Bell and Bobby Thompson, produced by Michael Grayson and directed by John Blackmore. Children's television[edit] In the 1980s, Jason developed an association with Cosgrove Hall, and was a voice artist for a number of children's television productions. This included voices for Danger Mouse with Terry Scott, The BFG, Count Duckula, Hugo from Victor and Hugo, and Toad from The Wind in the Willows, all produced by Cosgrove Hall for Thames Television/ITV. He provided the voice of Father Christmas
Father Christmas
in Father Christmas
Father Christmas
and the Missing Reindeer, Rola Polar in The Adventures of Dawdle the Donkey, Angelmouse, and did voices in animated films including Wombling Free and The Water Babies. [1][5][citation needed] Maturity and success as a leading man[edit] In 1981, Jason found his most popular role, Del Boy
Del Boy
Trotter in the BBC situation comedy Only Fools and Horses, created by John Sullivan. Del-Boy is a wide-boy who makes a dubious living in Peckham, south London, trading in shoddy, stolen, and counterfeit goods. He is assisted by his brother Rodney (played by Nicholas Lyndhurst) and Grandad (played by Lennard Pearce) and, in later episodes, Uncle Albert (played by Buster Merryfield). In 1989 Jason starred as Ted Simcock in the ITV drama series 'A Bit of a Do', aired from January to December. In 1999, Jason starred as Captain Frank Beck in BBC's feature-length drama All the King's Men about the Sandringham regiment lost in World War I. He earned acclaim for a string of straight roles. These include Skullion
in Porterhouse Blue
Porterhouse Blue
(for Channel 4), Sidney "Pop" Larkin in the rural idyll The Darling Buds of May (Yorkshire Television/ITV) and based on the H. E. Bates
H. E. Bates
novel, which featured Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
in an early role. In 1992, fed up with the lack of investment at the BBC,[1] he signed a golden handcuffs deal at ITV to star as Detective Inspector Jack Frost in the long-running TV series A Touch of Frost
A Touch of Frost
(Yorkshire Television/ITV). In September 2006, he was voted by the general public as No. 1 in ITV's poll of TV's Greatest Stars.[citation needed] In December 2006, he starred in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather on Sky1
as Albert. In early 2007, he starred in Diamond Geezer
Diamond Geezer
(Granada Television/ITV). This series ran for 3 episodes of 90 minutes each. There was a pilot in 2005. In March 2008, he starred as Rincewind in Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, and in the two part ITV drama Ghostboat. On 16 September 2008, Jason announced that he would retire his role as Jack Frost
Jack Frost
after 16 years.[6] Three new episodes of the show were shown in autumn 2008, and were followed by a two-part finale in 2010. Approached by BBC1
controller Danny Cohen in early 2011, he read three scripts and agreed to shoot a pilot for The Royal Bodyguard, which was shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival.[1] The pilot episode aired on the BBC on Boxing Day but received a poor critical response. The series was axed after six episodes. He is now (2018) starring in Still Open All Hours
Open All Hours
which started in 2014. It features many original cast members (and a portrait of Ronnie Barker in Arkwright mode) and is still written by Roy Clarke, the original writer and creator of the show. Honours[edit] In 1993, 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 and comedy.[7] On the day it was announced, many British newspapers used the headline "Arise Sir Del Boy" or similar, in reference to his most famous role. Upon receiving the knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
at Buckingham Palace on 1 December 2005, he said he was "humbled" by the "fantastic tribute".[8][9] Personal life[edit] Jason lived with his long-term girlfriend, Welsh actress Myfanwy Talog, for eighteen years and nursed her through breast cancer until she died in 1995. This experience inspired him to organise his own charity, The David Jason Trust for terminally ill children.[citation needed]. It also mirrored the situation in A Touch of Frost, in which the character's wife died after a long illness. On 26 February 2001, Jason became a father for the first time at the age of 61 when his girlfriend, 41-year-old Gill Hinchcliffe, gave birth to a baby girl, born in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury.[10] Jason and Hinchcliffe married on 30 November 2005, St. Andrew's Day.[1] Jason is a patron of the Shark Trust,[11] a United Kingdom registered charity working to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action. He has also been Honorary Vice Patron of the Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
since 1999, and on 29 May 2014, presented a cheque on behalf of the Fairford-based RAF Charitable Trust for £125,000 to the British RAF Air Cadet Organisation, to fund flight simulators for Air Cadets.[12] Jason is a qualified helicopter pilot.[13] In October 2013, Jason released his autobiography called David Jason: My Life.[14] It was shortlisted for the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards "Best Book of the Year".[15] In September 2017, it was reported that a "credible threat was made to his life", although it is not known why Jason has been targeted.[16] Filmography[edit] Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1964 Crossroads Bert Bradshaw

1966 Softly, Softly Smith Episode: "Overtake"

1967–1969 Do Not Adjust Your Set Various

1968 Randall and Hopkirk Abel Episode: "That's How Murder Snowballs"

1969 Counterstrike Taffy Sadler Episode: "On Ice"

1969 Canada Goose Unknown

1969–1970 Hark at Barker Various characters

1970 Doctor in the House Mr. Drobnic Episode: "What Seems to be the Trouble?"

1970 Two D's and a Dog Dingle Bell

1971 Six Dates With Barker (voice of the Phantom) Episode: "The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town"

1971 Six Dates With Barker Odd Job Man Episode: "The Odd Job"

1971 Doctor at Large Victor Bligh Episode: "Let's Start at the Beginning"

1972 His Lordship Entertains Dithers

1973 Seven of One Various 2 Episodes: "Open All Hours" and "I'll Fly You for a Quid"

1974 Doctor at Sea Manuel Sanchez

1974 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs Edgar Briggs

1975; 1977 Porridge Blanco Webb Episodes: "Happy Release", "No Peace for the Wicked", and "Pardon Me"[17]

1976 Lucky Feller Shorty Mopstead

1976-1985 Open All Hours Granville

1977–1981 A Sharp Intake of Breath Peter Barnes

1981–2014 Only Fools and Horses Derek "Del Boy" Trotter

1987 Porterhouse Blue Skullion

1989 A Bit of a Do Ted Simcock

1990 Amongst Barbarians George

1991–1993 The Darling Buds of May Pop Larkin

1992–2010 A Touch of Frost DI Jack Frost

1993 The Bullion Boys Billy Mac

1998 March in Windy City Steven March

2001 Micawber Micawber

2002–2004 The Quest Dave

2005–2007 Diamond Geezer Des

2006 Ghostboat Jack Hardy

2006 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Alberto Malich

2006 Cartoon Kings Narrator

2006 Prehistoric Park Narrator

2008 Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic Rincewind

2009 Albert's Memorial Harry

2010 David Jason: The Battle of Britain Presenter

2010 Come Rain Come Shine Don

2011 David Jason's Great Escapes Himself

2011–2012 The Royal Bodyguard Captain Guy Hubble

2013–present Still Open All Hours Granville A revival of the original series, featuring original cast members Lynda Baron and Maggie Ollerenshaw.

2017 The Story of Only Fools and Horses Himself Six-part documentary series about the sitcom Only Fools and Horses.

2017 David Jason: My Life On Screen Himself Three-part documentary series where Sir
David Jason embarks on a journey across Britain to explore his career in television.

2017 David Jason's Secret Service Himself


Year Title Role Notes

1972 Under Milk Wood Nogood Boyo

1973 White Cargo Albert Toddey

1975 Royal Flash The Mayor

1977 Wombling Free Womble Voice

1978 The Odd Job Odd Job Man

1999 All the King's Men Captain Frank Beck

2010 All the Way Up



Year Title Role Notes

1978 The Water Babies Various characters

1981–1992 Danger Mouse Danger Mouse Isambard Sinclair (narrator) Buggles Pigeon Count Duckula Various characters

1983–1990 The Wind in the Willows Toad Chief Weasel Billy Rabbit

1988–1993 Count Duckula Count Duckula Various characters

1989 The BFG The BFG

1991–1992 Victor and Hugo Hugo Interpol Count Duckula
Count Duckula
(1 episode) Danger Mouse (1 episode)

1993 The Adventures of Dawdle the Donkey Rola Polar

1994 Felidae Jesaja English dub

1995 The Snow Queen Eric

1998 Father Christmas
Father Christmas
and the Missing Reindeer Father Christmas

1999 Angelmouse Quilly and Character Voices

2010 Muddle Earth Randalf

2014 Pip Ahoy! Skipper


Year Title Role Notes

Unknown Mostly Monkhouse Various characters

1970–1998 Week Ending Various characters

1977–1981 The Jason Explanation Various characters

1978 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Captain of the "B" Ark Caveman

2008 Book at Bedtime: A Christmas Carol Narrator BBC Radio 4[18]

Awards and nominations[edit] Jason has won a total of twenty-three awards between 1986 and 2003. His hit comedy show, Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
won many awards. His crime drama, A Touch of Frost, has also won and been nominated numerous times. Porterhouse Blue, The Second Quest, All the King's Men and A Bit of a Do have won David Jason one award each.

Year Group Award Film/Show Result

1985 BAFTA TV Award Best Light Entertainment Performance Only Fools and Horses Nominated

1986 BAFTA TV Award Best Light Entertainment Performance Only Fools and Horses Nominated

1987 BAFTA TV Award Best Actor Porterhouse Blue Won

1988 BAFTA TV Award Best Light Entertainment Performance Only Fools and Horses Nominated

1989 BAFTA TV Award Best Light Entertainment Performance Only Fools and Horses Nominated

1990 British Comedy Award Best TV Comedy Actor A Bit of a Do Won

1990 BAFTA TV Award Best Light Entertainment Performance Only Fools and Horses Won

1992 British Comedy Award Best TV Comedy Actor The Darling Buds of May Won

1996 National Television Award Most Popular Comedy Performer Only Fools and Horses Won

1996 National Television Award Special
Recognition Award N/a Won

1996 BAFTA TV Award Best Comedy Performance Only Fools and Horses Won

1997 British Comedy Award Best TV Comedy Actor Only Fools and Horses Won

1997 National Television Award Most Popular Actor Only Fools and Horses Won

1999 National Television Award Most Popular Actor A Touch of Frost Nominated

2000 National Television Award Most Popular Actor A Touch of Frost Nominated

2000 TV Quick Award Best Actor A Touch of Frost All the King's Men Won

2001 British Comedy Award Lifetime Achievement Award N/a Won

2001 TV Quick Award Best Actor A Touch of Frost Won

2001 National Television Award Most Popular Actor A Touch of Frost Won

2001 National Television Award Most Popular Comedy Performer Only Fools and Horses Won

2002 National Television Award Most Popular Actor A Touch of Frost Won

2002 National Television Award Most Popular Comedy Performance Only Fools and Horses Nominated

2002 TV Quick Award Best Actor A Touch of Frost Won

2003 National Television Award Most Popular Actor A Touch of Frost Nominated

2003 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Academy Fellowship N/a Won

2003 National Television Award Most Popular Actor The Second Quest A Touch of Frost Nominated

2011 National Television Award Outstanding Drama Performance A Touch of Frost Won


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David quitting Touch of Frost". BBC News. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008.  ^ "No. 58099". The London Gazette. 15 September 2006. p. 12615.  ^ " Del Boy
Del Boy
knighted in Queen's list". BBC News. 11 June 2005. Retrieved 19 November 2009.  ^ " David Jason collects knighthood". BBC News. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 19 November 2009.  ^ Alleyne, Richard (27 February 2001). "David Jason's new role as father at 61". The Telegraph. London, UK. Retrieved 19 November 2009.  ^ "The Shark Trust
Shark Trust
- Sir
David Jason". www.sharktrust.org.  ^ Leigh, Jane (30 May 2014). "'Del Boy' Marks Trust's £1 Million Moment". www.raf.mod.uk.  ^ Deacon, Michael (11 October 2008). "David Jason: Interview". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 23 December 2011.  ^ " David Jason shares his Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
secrets". Daily Telegraph. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.  ^ "Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane named 2013 Book of the Year". BBC News. Retrieved 9 August 2014.  ^ Deen, Sarah (24 September 2017). " David Jason pictured arriving on set with two security guards after 'credible threat' on his life". Metro. Retrieved 24 September 2017.  ^ David Jason on IMDb ^ – 17:00. "Radio 4 Programmes – Book at Bedtime: A Christmas Carol". BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

David Jason on IMDb TV Greats biography of David Jason – From website Television Heaven Interview by BBC " David Jason collects knighthood", with video David Jason Quits as Frost

Awards for David Jason

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BAFTA Fellowship recipients


Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1971) Freddie Young (1972) Grace Wyndham Goldie (1973) David Lean
David Lean
(1974) Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau
(1975) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1976) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Denis Forman (1977) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1978) Lew Grade
Lew Grade
(1979) Huw Wheldon
Huw Wheldon
(1979) David Attenborough
David Attenborough
(1980) John Huston
John Huston
(1980) Abel Gance
Abel Gance
(1981) Michael Powell
Michael Powell
& Emeric Pressburger
Emeric Pressburger
(1981) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1983) Hugh Greene (1984) Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel
(1984) Jeremy Isaacs (1985) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1986) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1987) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1988) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1989) Paul Fox (1990) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1991) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1992) David Plowright (1992) Sydney Samuelson (1993) Colin Young (1993) Michael Grade
Michael Grade
(1994) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1995) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1996) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(1996) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1996) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1996) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1997) Steven Bochco
Steven Bochco
(1997) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Oswald Morris (1997) Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
(1997) David Rose (1997) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1998) Bill Cotton
Bill Cotton
(1998) Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1999) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1999) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2000) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(2000) Peter Bazalgette
Peter Bazalgette


Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2001) John Thaw
John Thaw
(2001) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2002) Merchant Ivory Productions (2002) Andrew Davies (2002) John Mills
John Mills
(2002) Saul Zaentz
Saul Zaentz
(2003) David Jason (2003) John Boorman
John Boorman
(2004) Roger Graef (2004) John Barry (2005) David Frost
David Frost
(2005) David Puttnam
David Puttnam
(2006) Ken Loach
Ken Loach
(2006) Anne V. Coates (2007) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Will Wright (2007) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2008) Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
(2008) Dawn French
Dawn French
& Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders
(2009) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(2009) Nolan Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell
(2009) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2010) Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
(2010) Melvyn Bragg
Melvyn Bragg
(2010) Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
(2011) Peter Molyneux
Peter Molyneux
(2011) Trevor McDonald (2011) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2012) Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris
(2012) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(2013) Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell
(2013) Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
(2014) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2014) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2015) David Braben (2015) Jon Snow (2015) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2016) John Carmack
John Carmack
(2016) Ray Galton & Alan Simpson (2016) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2017) Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(2017) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor

Paul Rogers (1955) Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
(1956) Michael Gough (1957) Michael Hordern
Michael Hordern
(1958) Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
(1959) Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1960) Lee Montague (1961) Rupert Davies
Rupert Davies
(1962) Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corbett
(1963) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1964) Patrick Wymark
Patrick Wymark
(1965) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1966) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1967) Eric Porter (1968) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(1969) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1970) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1971) John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
(1972) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1973) Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
(1974) Peter Barkworth (1975) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1976) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1977) Peter Barkworth (1978) Edward Fox (1979) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1980) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1983) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1984) Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith
(1985) Bob Peck (1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) David Jason (1988) Ray McAnally (1989) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1990) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1991) Robert Lindsay (1992) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1993) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1994) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1995) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1996) Nigel Hawthorne (1997) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1998) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1999) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2000) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2001) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2002) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2003) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2004) Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
(2005) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2008) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2009) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2010) Daniel Rigby (2011) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2012) Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
(2013) Sean Harris (2014) Jason Watkins (2015) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2016) Adeel Akhtar (2017)

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance

Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(1995) Martin Clunes
Martin Clunes
(1996) David Jason (1997) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
(1998) Dermot Morgan
Dermot Morgan
(1999) Caroline Aherne (2000) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2001) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2002) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2003) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2004) Matt Lucas, David Walliams
David Walliams
(2005) Chris Langham (2006) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2007) James Corden
James Corden
(2008) David Mitchell (2009)

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Entertainment Performance

Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1970-1971) Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
& Ronnie Corbett
Ronnie Corbett
(1972) Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1973-1974) Stanley Baxter (1975) Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
(1976) Penelope Keith (1977) Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
(1978-1979) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1980) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson
(1981) Nigel Hawthorne (1982-1983) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1984) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1985) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(1986) Nigel Hawthorne (1987-1988) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(1989) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson
(1990) David Jason (1991) Richard Wilson (1992) Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(1993) Richard Wilson (1994) Rory Bremner
Rory Bremner
(1995-1996) John Bird & John Fortune (1997) Paul Whitehouse (1998) Michael Parkinson (1999) Graham Norton
Graham Norton
(2000-2001-2002) Paul Merton
Paul Merton
(2003) Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
(2004) Paul O'Grady
Paul O'Grady
(2005) Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
(2006-2007) Harry Hill
Harry Hill
(2008-2009) Anthony McPartlin
Anthony McPartlin
& Declan Donnelly
Declan Donnelly
(2010) Graham Norton
Graham Norton
(2011-2012) Alan Carr
Alan Carr
(2013) Anthony McPartlin
Anthony McPartlin
& Declan Donnelly
Declan Donnelly
(2014-2015) Leigh Francis (2016) Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre

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NTA Outstanding Drama Performance

David Tennant
David Tennant
(2008) David Tennant
David Tennant
(2010) David Jason (2011) Matt Smith / Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan
(2012) Colin Morgan
Colin Morgan
/ Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart
(2013) Matt Smith (2014) Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2015) Suranne Jones (2016) Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire
(2017) Suranne Jones (2018)

Authority control

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