David Jason: ‘Biggest disappointment? Not landing the role of Lance-Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army’

The actor on disappearing hair, Tom Cruise and litter louts

Born in London, David Jason, 81, appeared in the West End show No Sex Please, We’re British in the 1970s. In 1981, he was cast in the BBC comedy Only Fools And Horses, which ran until 2003. On 11 June, he stars in A Cold Supper Behind Harrods, livestreamed at originaltheatreonline.com. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and daughter.

What is your greatest fear?
That we have polluted the planet beyond our control.

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