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Windsor's Sue Holderness says goodbye to TV co-star

Windsor's Sue Holderness says goodbye to TV co-star

Francis Batt

Windsor's Sue Holderness says goodbye to TV co-star
Windsor-based actress Sue Holderness joined co-stars from the legendary TV comedy Only Fools and Horses at the funeral of their beloved colleague Roger Lloyd Pack.

Roger, 69, who played loveable road sweeper Trigger in the show, died on Wednesday, January 15, from pancreatic cancer.

His funeral took place on Thursday at St Paul's, Covent Garden.

Sue, who played Marlene in Only Fools, was accompanied to the church by her screen 'husband' Boycie - actor John Challis. 

Stars of Only Fools and Horses Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst were also there - along with other famous actors, including Mr Lloyd Pack's daughter Emily Lloyd who led the service.

Sue, of Rectory Close, is married to director Mark Piper who used to run Windsor's Theatre Royal. She told the Express there was much more to Roger Lloyd Pack than Trigger.

She said: "Roger was actually a fine classical actor and a very quiet, private man - politically motivated and always doing things for charities. A tremendously good egg.

"I would still see him at conventions for Only Fools and Horses fans. We were supposed to go to one in Reading in November but sadly he already was not feeling too well."

She said one of the funniest moments in the show was improvised by Roger and David Jason.She said: "It was the bit where Del Boy fell through the bar. Roger was not even supposed to be in that episode but he was passing by after doing something else at the studio.

"David did the fall and Roger improvised the stunned reaction that made the scene so funny."

Sadly, one of the last times she saw Roger was at a tribute to Only Fools creator John Sullivan, who died in 2011.

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