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John Challis

John Challis

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With his one-man show set to reach Blackburn’s Thwaites Empire on March 27, actor John Challis – best known as Only Fools and Horses’ Boycie – spoke to MALCOLM WYATT about being in Britain’s favourite sitcom, and much more...

What strikes you first on speaking to John Challis is that accent. Here’s an actor born in Bristol and brought up in South East London, but … well, he’s no Boycie.

It makes sense of course, and while the role John will be forever associated with is that of a certain Terrance Aubrey Boyce that shot to fame in Only Fools and Horses, in real life they haven’t a lot in common.


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