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    Lovely jubbly! Only Fools and Horses legend Sir David Jason, 80, still earns a cushty £1 Million a year

    He’s the acting legend, known for his roles in Open All Hours, A Touch Of Frost and of course Only Fools and Horses.

    And despite over 50 years in the industry under his belt, David Jason, 80, is showing no signs of slowing down amid reports that he’s still earning £1 million a year.

    The actor, famed for playing wheeler dealer Del Boy, is earning the type of money his alter-ego could only dream of, with book deals, documentaries and voiceovers keeping the cash flowing.

    Lovely jubbly! Despite over 50 years in the TV industry under his belt, David Jason, 80, is showing no signs of slowing down amid reports that he’s still earning £1 million a year

    In the last two years alone, it’s said that the TV star has bagged a whopping £2.3 million thanks to his non-stop work schedule which has recently seen him wrap up the sixth series of Still Open All Hours.

    David has also done a plethora of documentaries of late, including David Jason’s Great British Inventions and David Jason: Planes, Trains & Automobiles. 

    He’s also penned his autobiography, A Del Of A Life, and is still in demand for voiceover work, with the star most recently lending his voice to children’s TV series Pip Ahoy!  

    According to The Mirror, David’s firm Peglington Productions Ltd has amassed £789,582 in cash and investments, however, his tax bills give a further insight into his earnings.

    Cushty! The actor, famed for playing wheeler dealer Del Boy, is earning the type of money his alter-ego could only dream of, with book deals, documentaries and voiceovers keeping the cash flowing.

    Cushty! The actor, famed for playing wheeler dealer Del Boy, is earning the type of money his alter-ego could only dream of, with book deals, documentaries and voiceovers keeping the cash flowing.

    The publication reports that David paid £258,362 in Corporation Tax for 2019, which follows on from the £208,051 the previous year.   

    It means his income over the last two years stands at an impressive £2.3 million – and perhaps a touch more of travel, accountancy and other costs having no doubt been deducted.

    MailOnline have contacted David’s representatives for comments. 

    It comes after David recently revealed that he considered using one of Del Boy’s popular catchphrases on his own personal coat of arms.

    Busy guy: In the last two years alone, it’s said that the TV star has bagged a whopping £2.3 million thanks to his non-stop work schedule which has recently seen him wrap up the sixth series of Still Open All Hours

    The Open All Hours actor said he toyed with the idea of using ‘lovely jubbly’, ‘this time next year, we’ll be millionaires’ or ‘you know it makes sense’ as a motto on his ‘rather strange’ crest.

    But he eventually opted for the higher-end Latin phrase Conata Perficere, which means to achieve what one attempts, The Mirror reported.

    Speaking to the publication, he said: ‘I have this rather strange coat of arms but it is representative of things that happened to me or things I have loved, so it is very identifiable.

    ‘To achieve what you attempt is what I really have always done in my life – or tried to.’

    Triffic! His income over the last two years stands at an impressive £2.3 million - and perhaps a touch more of travel, accountancy and other costs having no doubt been deducted

    Triffic! His income over the last two years stands at an impressive £2.3 million – and perhaps a touch more of travel, accountancy and other costs having no doubt been deducted

    The coat of arms, which he sought help with after admitting he was no good at ‘these posh things’, includes the most important elements of David’s life, such as the masks of tragedy and comedy.

    The TV star recently revealed that he was never supposed to play the famous part of Derek Trotter, better known by his nickname Del Boy.

    Speaking on BBC Breakfast last month, he explained that the director had originally assumed he was there to audition for Grandad due to his acting background. 

    Iconic: It comes after David recently revealed that he considered using one of Del Boy's popular catchphrases on his own personal coat of arms (pictured as Del Boy in 1985)

    Iconic: It comes after David recently revealed that he considered using one of Del Boy’s popular catchphrases on his own personal coat of arms (pictured as Del Boy in 1985)

    He explained: ‘When I went into the interview with the director and (writer) John Sullivan, because I’d played so many silly old fart parts, like Blanco in Porridge and the 100 year old gardener in Hark at Barker, they thought I’d come up for the grandad part.’

    ‘When I said no, I wanted to read Del Boy, that’s the part, that is the part that I want, and so they said, well go on see if you can read that and the rest I suppose is history.’ 

    In David’s memoir A Del of a Life, published on October 29, he claimed he was fifth in line for the part, with Enn Reitel and Jim Broadbent first being offered the role.

    Comedy: The actor, 80, (pictured with co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst) considered using 'lovely jubbly' or 'this time next year, we'll be millionaires' as a motto on his 'rather strange' crest

    Comedy: The actor, 80, (pictured with co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst) considered using ‘lovely jubbly’ or ‘this time next year, we’ll be millionaires’ as a motto on his ‘rather strange’ crest

    He said that he was also told that both Robin Nedwell and Billy Murray were considered before the part was handed to him. 

    Despite this, David still managed to grab the role of Del Boy and starred alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played his impressionable younger brother Rodney. 

    And Lennard Pearce instead starred as the hilarious Grandad, whose full name was Edward Kitchener Trotter, until his death in 1984. 

    Only Fools and Horses ran for a staggering ten years from 1981 until 1991, with Christmas specials airing until 2003.

    Only Fools and Horses: David played Del Boy for ten years alongside co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, who portrayed his impressionable younger brother Rodney Trotter

    Only Fools and Horses: David played Del Boy for ten years alongside co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, who portrayed his impressionable younger brother Rodney Trotter

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