Daniel Peacock, star of Only Fools and Horses, is the son of a British comedy legend
You might not instantly remember Mental Mickey from the cult TV classic Only Fools and Horses, but his father, comedy legend Trevor Peacock, certainly did.
Trevor, best known for playing Jim Trott in the BBC comedy series The Vicar of Dibley, was the father of actor Daniel Peacock who made his debut in the Peckham-based BBC classic in 1985.
In the episode, cosmic Rodney Trotter joins a band as a drummer in hopes of a sparkling musical career, and his older brother Del Boy becomes their manager in his latest winning plan, MyLondon reports.
The lead singer of the group, who goes by name “ A Bunch of Wallies, ” is the fiery Mickey Maguire – otherwise known as Mental Mickey, according to Rodney’s brother, Del.
Daniel’s character Mickey is a sandwich before a picnic and even confessed to wheel dealer Del that he “went to Broadmoore once or twice” – as if it was one of the greatest accomplishments. of life.
In addition to starring alongside Dawn French in the hit BBC comedy, Daniel’s father Trevor has also appeared in a long list of other TV shows and films including Fred Claus (2007), Hotel Babyl0n (2009), EastEnders (2005) and Jonathon Creek (2003) to name a few.
The north London actor sadly passed away at the age of 89 from a dementia-related illness on Monday March 8.
His son Daniel continues to follow in his famous father’s footsteps and established a successful acting career with credits such as Toast of London (2014), Foyle’s War (2015), Coming of Age (2011), The Bill (1988) -1991) and many others. After.
Most recently, he starred in the 2018 movie For the Love of Ella.
In other Only Fools and Horses short stories, Tessa Peake-Jones, who played Del’s wife, dated her son onscreen for nearly three decades.
The actress, now 63, started playing Raquel Turner on the BBC sitcom in 1988.
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Despite their ups and downs, the pair remained a central romance of the series, and Raquel eventually became the mother of Del Boy’s son Damien.
While he was played by various actors as a child, Damien was played by actor Ben Smith as a teenager.
However, in a memorable sequence from the classic Heroes and Villains episode (the Batman and Robin episode), Damien’s uncle Rodney Trotter (Nicholas Lyndhurst) dreamed that he existed in a dystopian nightmarish future where an adult Damien directs. the western world and is played by the actor. Douglas Hodge.
Hodge, now 61, has partnered with Peake-Jones for over 25 years and shares two children with the actress.
The couple separated in 2013.