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Roger Lloyd-Pack Dies
Film & TV character favourite was 69

16 January 2014  |  Written by James White  

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Being remembered for one beloved character is one thing, but Roger Lloyd-Pack, who has died at the age of 69, had a handful.

Lloyd-Pack, who will forever be best known on these shores as Colin “Trigger” Ball in Only Fools And Horses, had a long and varied career on TV, the big screen and stage. Born and raised in Islington – his father Charles acted in Hammer Horror films – he was encouraged to hone his love of performing at Bedales boarding school, moving on to Rada where he trained alongside another future sitcom favourite, Richard Wilson.

His first stage acting work came with The Shoemaker’s Holiday in Northampton, and he scored early TV work on the likes of The Avengers and Jason King. Through his career, he appeared on an incredible range of shows, spanning a variety of genres, including The Professionals, Survivors, Moving, Inspector Morse, Byker Grove, Boon, Lovejoy, Doctor Who, and, of course, the two shows for which he’ll most be fondly remembered – Only Fools and playing farmer Owen on The Vicar Of Dibley.

On the big screen, he was seen in such films as 1971’s Fiddler On The Roof, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover, American Friends, Vanity Fair, Interview With The Vampire, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Made In Dagenham. He will be most familiar to a certain age group for playing Barty Crouch Senior in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.

'It's extraordinary to me as an actor to find oneself in a sitcom that's been successful and goes on being successful,” he once told the BBC about his Only Fools And Horses role. “Usually things date, but I can't go anywhere without anyone going on about it." He’s survived by his wife, three sons and his daughter, actress Emily Lloyd, from an earlier marriage.


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Very sad!
This is a very sad loss. A hugly likeable screen presence with a natural talent for comedy and drama! One of the best characters in Only Fools and Horses and will always be fondly remembered! More

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