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David Jason opens up about finding fame 'difficult' to cope with

The actor is best known for his comedy roles over the years

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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He's been a regular face on our TV screens for many years thanks to his iconic on-screen personas such as Del Boy, Granville and DI Jack Frost – but actor David Jason has admitted that he finds his level of fame "difficult" to cope with.

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Speaking to the Mail's Weekend magazine earlier this year, the Only Fools and Horses star explained that despite being grateful for his huge success, he prefers to live a more reserved life.

"I've never been a fan of going to parties or red carpet events," he explained. "I'll always love doing my job, but the fame side is difficult to cope with."

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David admitted he finds coping with fame difficult

The actor also spoke about his family's quiet life in Buckinghamshire. The actor has been married to Gill since 2005 and the two share daughter, Sophie, 19 together.

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"We tend to be quiet and homey," said David, adding: "We keep our heads down and lead as normal a life as possible, and I think that's rubbed off on Sophie.

"We should be proud of her, really. She's a good girl. She loves horses and has a little job at the local stables.

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The actor prefers to live a quiet life with his family

"It's menial stuff – clearing up what the horses leave behind – and she comes home with an aroma which isn't as nice as when she goes out with her boyfriend."

David clearly has a close bond with his daughter. In an interview with the Telegraph last year, the dad-of-one explained his sweet relationship with Sophie and even revealed the nickname he has for her.

"Sophie is lovely – when she was a baby and a small child, she was so funny, it was sheer delight. I still call her 'the warf', because she loved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but she couldn't say the 'D'.

"Even now, I'll say, 'Where's the warfling?', and my wife will say, 'Oh, she's gone out'".

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