Tessa Peake-Jones

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Tessa Peake-Jones
Born (1957-05-09) 9 May 1957 (age 57)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Partner(s) Douglas Hodge (1984/1985-2012)[1]
Children 2 children

Tessa Peake-Jones (born 9 May 1957) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Raquel in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.

Early life and education[edit]

She was educated at Kenmore Park Junior School, Harrow and Downer Grammar School, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[2]


Peake-Jones is best known for playing Raquel Turner, the longtime girlfriend of the main character Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, in the popular television series Only Fools and Horses. She had a co-starring role in the 1999 TV series Births, Marriages, and Deaths. Her other television appearances include The Demon Headmaster, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Up the Garden Path and So Haunt Me. She appeared in the BBC adaptation of Iris Murdoch's The Bell (1982).

In both 2009 and 2011, Peake-Jones played Sue Bond in the BBC daytime soap opera, Doctors.

In 2013 she appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode "The Time of the Doctor", playing a character called Marta.

Personal life[edit]

Her partner was Douglas Hodge, who played her son Damien Trotter as an adult in the Only Fools and Horses episode "Heroes and Villains". They have two children, a daughter, Mollie Rose, born in 1991, and a son born c. 2000.[3]

Filmography and TV roles[edit]


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