Sir David Jason talks Only Fools and magic!

Posted by Dean Piper On March 4th, 2008

Last night was a whole lot of fun at the premiere for the new big budget Sky One film Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic. It’s one of those magical family films that everyone will enjoy.

It’s always fun at a Sky event anyway (mainly because the booze flows freely at the after bash and the PR team is packed full of cheeky little devils) and I was extra excited when I was told the films star – Sir David Jason – would be walking the carpet. Del Boy himself! In real life he’s such a nice guy. He reminds me of my granddad – he’s cute, full of wisdom and, er, balding.

He told me he’d consider doing another Only Fools and Horses if “the script was right and all the other cast members were there”, said he’s not bothered about never being approached for a role in Harry Potter and admitted he’s sick of reality stars and young people getting into showbiz for fame without actually having any talent.

Also at the screening was the author himself, Terry Pratchett, and Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin who is also in the Sky production.

The only weird part of the evening was seeing some of the Pratchett fans outside the cinema. Some of the fully grown adult crowd were dressed as wizards and witches…..oh dear!

The after show bash was at Galvin – the posh Windows of the World bar in the Penthouse of the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. The views last night were spectacular. And the venue has the best nibbles in London. Seared tuna, mini chorizo and mozzarella, tomato and basil sticks all went down my hatch…..

A perfect Monday night out!

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