Daniel Peacock

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For the English-born cricketer, see Daniel Peacock (cricketer). For the rugby player, see Danny Peacock.
Daniel Peacock
Born (1958-10-02) 2 October 1958 (age 58)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor, director, writer
Years active 1979 - present
Parent(s) Trevor Peacock
Relatives Harry Peacock (brother)

Daniel "Dan" Peacock (born 2 October 1958 in London) is an English actor, writer and director. He has worked with the team of The Comic Strip Presents... and played "Mental Mickey" in Only Fools and Horses.

Early life[edit]

He attended Ashmole School in Southgate, London.[citation needed]


He attended the Central School of Speech & Drama before leaving early to pursue a career as a comedian in an act called the 'Diamond Brothers'. He worked as a blue coat for a Pontins Holiday camp in Selsey, West Sussex in 1978.[citation needed]

He moved into acting and writing and his credits as an actor include the following television series: The Young Ones, Little Armadillos, Only Fools and Horses, Robin of Sherwood, The Bill, Doctor Who as Nord the Vandal in the serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Casualty and One Foot in the Grave.

Peacock has also starred in the second series of Coming of Age as DK's estranged father who has just left prison.

Film appearances include: Bloody Kids, The Supergrass, Riding High, Porridge, Quadrophenia, Gandhi, I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, Party Party, Whoops Apocalypse, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Carry On Columbus. He also played young Jacques Clouseau in Trail of the Pink Panther and he appeared in The Jewel of the Nile as the special effects maestro.

He was one of the regular cast in Nick Hyde and Glen Cardno's Valentine Park for ATV Network starring Ken Jones, David Thewlis and Liz Smith (which was filmed in Nottingham), and wrote Men of the World (starring John Simm and David Threlfall), Cavegirl, Harry and Cosh, Mud, Very Big Very Soon for Central TV starring Paul Shane, Sheila White, Shaun Curry and Tim Wilton, as well as adapting Teenage Health Freak for TV. He voiced a Beeposaurus in "The Beeps".

He appeared in a series of musical adverts in the 1980s for the Do It All chain of DIY stores along with another Comic Strip actor, Ron Tarr, and the Birds Eye Steakhouse advertisement featuring the song "We Hope It's Chips", sung to the tune of "Que Sera Sera". More Recently he took on a leading role in No Reasons (2014).

His credits as a director include the metaseries Harry and Cosh, Morris 2274, Billie: Girl from the Future and Cavegirl.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of actor Trevor Peacock (who plays 'Jim Trott' in The Vicar of Dibley ) and brother of actor Harry Peacock (a regular Star Stories satirist). In 2010, he attended the annual Only Fools and Horses convention, then at the Bunyan Sport Centre, Bedford.

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