Remembering Trevor Peacock

The actor most famous for his role in The Vicar of Dibley has sadly passed away.


by Lorna White |

We're so sad to hear that the much loved Trevor Peacock has died aged 89.

The 'Vicar of Dibley' actor, who was best known for portraying Jim Trott in the BBC comedy series, has passed away from a dementia-related illness.

A statement on behalf of his family read: "Trevor Peacock, actor, writer and song-writer, died aged 89 on the morning of March 8th from a dementia-related illness."

As Jim, he was known for his comical catchphrase "no, no, no, no, no ... yes" in the sitcom, which starred Dawn French as vicar Geraldine Granger.

Sadly, Trevor's passing comes after the death of his fellow 'Vicar of Dibley' co-stars Roger Lloyd Pack, who died in 2014 aged 69; Emma Chambers, who passed away in February 2018 aged 53; and Liz Smith, who was 95 when she died in 2016.


Born in Edmonton in north London in 1931, he began his TV career in the 1960s in the ITV Television Playhouse, Comedy Playhouse and The Wednesday Play. As well as his well-known TV work, he has also appeared on the big screen. In the 2007 film Fred Claus, he played Father Christmas alongside Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti.

He was also a talented stage star, appearing in a series of Shakespeare productions, including the role of Titus Andronicus, and he was Feste in Twelfth Night.

During his TV career, he also starred in popular shows including Hotel Babylon, Jonathan Creek, My Family, The Thin Blue Line, and EastEnders.

And Trevor wasn't just talented in the acting department. He was also an accomplished songwriter, writing a number of hits including the 60s track Mrs Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, by Herman’s Hermits and Mystery Girl, recorded by Jess Conrad, as well as writing the lyrics for hits by The Vernons Girls.

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