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Who is David Jason married to? All you need to know

The actor is also a father-of-one

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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David Jason is one of the most recognisable faces on our TV screens, but away from his hugely successful acting career, he's a family man at heart. The veteran actor prefers to keep his family life away from the spotlight, but has opened up about his family a handful of times in the past. So, who is the Only Fools and Horses star married to? Here's all you need to know...

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David Jason's wife

Gill David has been married to his wife, Gill Hinchcliffe, since 2005 and together they have one daughter, Sophie. The actor opened up about their wedding day to the Guardian in 2013, and it turns out the day was special for another reason.

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David and his wife Gill pictured in January

"Gill and I were married at the Dorchester Hotel in 2005 on the eve of my knighthood. We'd often spoken about it, but could never come up with a plan that wouldn't create a fuss.

"It was the happiest time. Next morning, I arose a married man and went straight off to become a bachelor. Or, at any rate, a knight bachelor. Amazing. A married man, a Sir, and all inside 24 blissful hours."

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The couple with their daughter Sophie

How did David Jason and Gill meet?

David and Gill met through work when David was acting in popular ITV drama A Touch of Frost and Gill was working as a production assistant. "I first set eyes on Gill, a floor assistant at [a TV studio] in Leeds, when she was sent to meet me in the studio car park," he told the Guardian.

"She was 20 years younger, we were living in different parts of the country, and I was still numb with grief. Yet work kept bringing us together and fondness turned to love. Our daughter, Sophie Mae, was born in March 2001. When she was handed to me, the room seemed suddenly very still."

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David with his late partner Myfanwy 

David Jason former partner

Before his marriage to Gill, David was in a relationship with partner Myfanwy Talog for over eighteen years before her passing. The couple began a relationship in 1977 and remained together while he nursed her through her battle with breast cancer.

Sadly, Myfanwy succumbed to the illness and passed away in 1995. The loss of his partner inspired David to set up his own charity in her honour, The David Jason Trust for terminally ill children.

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