The Irish Times
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:58
Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger in Only Fools And Horses, has died aged 69, his agent said.
Lloyd-Pack was born into an acting family in north London and his father Charles was a regular in Hammer horror films. Although best-known for playing the dim road-sweeper in Only Fools And Horses, Lloyd-Pack appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including a regular role as farmer Owen Newitt in The Vicar Of Dibley.
Father Ted creator Graham Linehan was among those paying tribute online. He said: “Very sad news about Roger Lloyd Pack. Trigger was an ancestor to Father Dougal and I’m glad I once had a chance to tell him so.”
Lloyd-Pack was also a successful stage actor, appearing regularly at Shakespeare’s Globe in central London, but knew he would always be best known as
Trigger. In a 2012 interview with the Guardian, he said: “People will never stop shouting ‘Trigger!’ at me in the street. The other day I jumped some lights on my bike because someone was hollering at me. A police van pulled me over, and when I stopped they also shouted: ‘Trigger!’. It can be very annoying.”
He was also politically active and a prominent campaigner for left-wing causes in the capital.
Lloyd-Pack’s daughter Emily shot to fame in the 1987 film Wish You Were Here before stepping back from the celebrity limelight after struggling with health issues.
Born: 2/18/1944, Islington, London, Engand, U.K.
Died: 1/16/2014, London, England, U.K.
Roger Lloyd-Pack's western - actor:
The New Adventures of Zorro (TV) - 1990 (Carillo)