Sir David Jason was scolded by Only Fools and Horses directors

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 November 2013
Sir David Jason

Sir David Jason

David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst used to get told off for laughing so much whilst filming 'Only Fools and Horses'

Sir David Jason used to get told off by 'Only Fools and Horses' directors.

The legendary comedian - who played Del Boy - admits he kept messing around with his co-star Nick Lyndhurst - who played his on-screen brother Rodney - during filming that he used to get into trouble for laughing so much.

David told the Readers Digest magazine: "One time Nick Lyndhurst and I kept falling about so much that we couldn't shoot the scene. The director got exasperated with us, shouting, 'Now come along! You're supposed to be actors but you're behaving like children!'."

The 73-year-old star has also spoken about his experience of working with renowned comedy performer Ronnie Barker, who sadly passed away in 2005, in 'Open All Hours' and admits he inspired to be like him as an actor.

He explained: "Ronnie was a good friend and a gentleman ... I learned so much from him. He had creativity and a way with words that made him a talent beyond all others."

The December issue of Reader's Digest is out Friday November 15 November.

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