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  1. oxgirl01 oxgirl01 says:

    A fascinating insight into the life and career of actor David Jason He came from a very humble background starting out as an electrician before finding his passion in life acting in theatre productions then later on in television He describes his rise to fame through his collaboration with fellow comedian Ronnie Barker who he successfully acted with in the TV series Open All Hours He is perhaps most famous for his role as Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses and describes what inspired this TV series, his character and his fellow actors David also talks about his relationship with his first partner and his grief over her loss to cancer and how he found love and happiness again with his wife and their daughter David has much to celebrate in his life and acting career and deserves to be proud of his achievements.

  2. Jackie Colbert Jackie Colbert says:

    What a fantastic book after reading this book I feel that David Jason is an inspiration to us all It proves that when you are aiming for a goal, you have to keep working at it in order to achieve your target He knew where he wanted to be and what he wanted to do and never gave up His life has had exceptionally good, comical times but he has also suffered the tragic loss of friends and colleagues and the very sad loss of his first wife He has been lucky enough to find new love and now has the love of his wife and daughter The photos at the end are lovelyparticularly the one of him holding baby SophieLove that picture

  3. Linda P Linda P says:

    David Jason has long been one of my favourite actors, from Porridge, Open All Hours to Only Fools Horses the irresistible characterisation Of Jack Frost in a Touch of Frost I have long wanted to learn the craft of scriptwriting the deeper into this book I have got, the the mood takes me With no formal training it is incredible that this genius actor broke through to be one of the very best in the business I am still reading it on Kindle, almost 90% read, but as one of the best autobiographies I have read I have just ordered the paperback for keeps as well as the follow up book Thanks David a brilliant read so inspirational

  4. ClaireC ClaireC says:

    David Jason is an unassuming man, genial and not without his confidence issues He comes across, however, as a man who I could happily chat with over tea, and is very generous in his summation of others.His acting career took a while to blossom but boy, what a body of work How he has made us laugh over those years And now his autobiography does the same.The most alarming thing is how many times he has almost died and or visited A E Its is very lucky for him and us that he has survived such injuries Still, being a very physical comic actor, maybe it comes with the job.David doesn t write too much about his private life, the focus being on his profession output, and I have to say that is refreshing He does describe briefly about his partner Myfanwy Talog s illness and death, but we move swiftly on Now happily living with his wife Gill and daughter Sophie, he tries to keep all that away from public eye In an age when we know what Katie Price had for breakfast, I don t believe this to be a bad thing.Overall, a good read The last 15 years was dealt with very swiftly, but other than that, it was a very entertaining and funny book.

  5. SPARKY83 SPARKY83 says:

    Easy and interesting read about an inspiring, hardworking and talented individual Set out to enjoy the book, alas I enjoyed the book Set out wishing to like sir David the person not a character , by the end I liked Sir David and his story Simply put if u like any of David Jason s work or are intrigued in the slightest by his journey give this book a look and I m sure you ll be happy u did

  6. Andrew McCann Andrew McCann says:

    Having just completed reading the Kindle version of David Jason My Life, I feel that I have spent an enjoyable last few days in the company of the man himself and what a fascinating character he turned out to be Consequently I now have a good understanding of what he is about and how he became the renowned professional comedy actor that he eventually did.The behind the scenes decision makings in relation to the shows, with which he was involved, are particularly interesting.So too are David Jason s references to characters, with whom he interacted at various points in his career, most of whom I can recall myself, as they relate to a period in television and theatrical history with which I am familiar Other readers less familiar with these times may not find this aspect of the book quite so interesting There are some amusing anecdotes many of which relate to practical jokes that the author had been instrumental in setting up during his working life Others refer to occasions when things did not go according to plan and reveal a man who is able to laugh at himself in times of adversity, whilst philosophically regarding the unfortunate incidents as learning experiences.In contrast there are also moments of sadness in the author s life, which are described with sensitivity and compassion and serve to allow the reader to empathise with him and gain a closer understanding of what kind of person he really is.Personally I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would not hesitate in recommending it to others.

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David Jason: My Life (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: David Jason, Michael Fenton Stevens, Random House Audiobooks: Audible Audiobooks The long awaited autobiography of one of Britain s best loved actorsBorn the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the s and s Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours It wasn t until , kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation s hearts the beloved Derek Del Boy Trotter in Only Fools and Horses Never a one trick pony, he had an award winning spell as TV s favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May, and even voiced a crime fighting cartoon rodent in the much loved children s show Danger Mouse But life hasn t all been so easy from missing out on a key role in Dad s Army to nearly drowning in a freak diving accident, David has had his fair share of ups and downs, and has lost some of his nearest and dearest along the way David s is a touching, funny and warm hearted story, which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business He s been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector, a crime fighter and a market trader, and he ain t finished yet As Del Boy would say, it s all cushty With an introduction narrated by David himself

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  • 22 June 2019

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