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David Jackson

Last updated 09 January 2020

David Jackson

Born: Sunday 15th July 1934
Died: Monday 25th July 2005 (age: 71)


David Jackson was a British actor best known for his role as Olag Gan in the first two seasons of Blake's 7 and as Detective Constable Braithwaite in Z-Cars from 1972 to 1978. He was born in Liverpool, Lancashire.

His other TV credits include The Saint, The Avengers, The Sweeney, Lord Peter Wimsey (The Nine Tailors), Space: 1999, Minder (The Smaller They Are), Only Fools and Horses, Wyatt's Watchdogs, Edge of Darkness, Coronation Street and Lovejoy. His film credits include roles in 10 Rillington Place (1971), Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971), Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971), Night Watch (1973), The Big Sleep (1978) and the cult horror film Killer's Moon (1978).

In 2002, he provided his voice talent to the audio drama Sarah Jane Smith: Comeback, part of the Doctor Who audio spin-offs by Big Finish Productions. Jackson was a science-fiction fan throughout his career and was happy to be associated with Blake's 7 years after the series ended.

In 1988 he showed his considerable comic talent in playing the Vicar alongside Brian Wilde in six episodes of the BBC1 sitcom Wyatt's Watchdogs. His great passion was for Victorian theatre and at one stage he produced and starred in a one-man show.

David Jackson died of a heart attack on 25 July 2005, aged 71. He left behind his wife Anne and 19-year-old son Stuart.