How old is Tessa Peake-Jones, what's the Only Fools and Horses actress doing now and how long did she play Raquel?

12 March 2019, 17:26 | Updated: 13 March 2019, 13:43

Only Fools And Horses actress Tessa Peake-Jones is appearing on All Star Musicals
Only Fools And Horses actress Tessa Peake-Jones is appearing on All Star Musicals. Picture: Getty

Best known for playing Raquel in Only Fools and Horses, actress Tessa Peake-Jones is about to appear in the new ITV show, All Star Musicals.

But what has she been up to since playing Del Boy's wife? Here's everything you need to know...

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How old is Tessa Peake-Jones?

Tessa was born on 9 May, 1957 - making her 61 years old.

Growing up in Harrow, Tessa then went on to train at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Tessa Peake-Jones in 2009
Tessa Peake-Jones in 2009. Picture: PA

How long did she star in Only Fools and Horses?

The actress played Raquel Turner from 1988 until the show's conclusion in 2003.

Raquel was the long-term 'significant other' of Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter - a wheeler dealer know for selling dodgy goods at Peckham market.

As well as starring in Only Fools alongside David Jason, Tessa has appeared in Holby City, Heartbeat, Grantchester and, most recently, in Midsomer Murders.

Is Tessa Peake-Jones married?

While Tessa is not married, she was with her partner Douglas Hodge for 27 years.

The couple announced their split in February 2013.

They have two children together; a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Mollie Rose.