Who is Patrick Murray and who did he play in Only Fools and Horses?

ACTOR Patrick Murray happily reveals his lung cancer is cured after surgery and chemo.

Best known for his role as Mickey Pearce in Only Fools and Horses, Patrick Murray has got the all-clear on his lungs.

Who is Patrick Murray?

Now retired, Patrick Murray started his career in movies in the late 70s.

Born on December 17, 1956, Patrick was born and raised in London.

He appeared in many films such as the cult classic Quadrophenia in 1979.

Patrick got his big break in 1983 when he was cast in Only Fools and Horses, the role he is best known for.


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In 2016 he married Anong in Pattaya, Thailand, where he lived for several years before moving back to the UK.

The couple has a seven-year-old daughter, Josie.

Who did Patrick Murray play in Only Fools and Horses?

Patrick's break out role in Only Fools and Horses was as dim-witted wide boy Mickey Pearce.

He starred alongside David Jason as Del, and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney on the hit BBC One sitcom.

While he didn't join the cast until three seasons in, the trilby loving Mickey became a regular and fan favourite from then on.

Patrick starred as Mickey for 20 years from 1983 to 2003.

He has previously said he thinks a reboot of the beloved show would be ruined by the BBC out of fears of complaints.


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Does Patrick Murray have cancer?

On January 26, 2022, Patrick revealed he had a cancerous tumour in his lung.

He said he wanted to make his illness public to endorse a government ad urging people to check out unexplained aches and pains.

His revelation came four months after cancer killed his co-star John Challis — wheeler-dealer Boycie on the BBC One sitcom.

Patrick announced in May 2022, that his lung cancer was cured with the help of surgery and chemo.

He told The Sun: “I don’t drink now so I’m not going down the pub to celebrate — a salad and a sparkling water is more my thing.

“I’ve had so many messages from my old Only Fools pals, like David Jason, when I revealed me diagnoses. I was really touched by that.”

After his operation in October 2021, he underwent chemotherapy treatment.

Doctors also found a secondary tumour in his liver.

Patrick said: "My oncologist told me the lung cancer was cured and the tumour in my liver was shrinking.

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He has thanked the NHS and the "brilliant doctors and nurses" throughout his treatment.

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