Performer Roger Lloyd-Pack, best known for his roles in BBC sitcoms Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley has died aged 69.
The actor from Islington, North London, died last night following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Roger was the son of horror actor Charles Lloyd-Pack and is the father of actress Emily Lloyd.
Before major fame with Only Fools and Horses from 1981 onwards he had an extensive theatre, television and occasional movie career appearing in serious dramas such as ABC’s The Avengers, Granada’s Crown Court and ATV shows including Spyders Web, Jason King and The Protectors.
It is however his role as council worker Colin ‘Trigger’ Ball in sitcom Only Fools and Horses that he is best remembered. Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst the series became one of the BBC’s best loved comedy series running, on and off, from 1981 until 2003. In 1994 he also joined the regular cast of Dawn French sitcom The Vicar of Dibley playing farmer Owen Newitt, a role he last played for a television charity special last year.
Despite becoming a major comedy personality he didn’t become typecast and throughout his later career serious roles continued in shows such as Thames Television’s The Bill, Anglia TV’s Where The Heart Is and the BBC’s Doctor Who. Movie roles included Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Magus.
Here we celebrate Roger Lloyd-Pack with his most famous character, the dimwit Trigger…