Trevor Peacock dead – Vicar of Dibley’s Jim Trott, 89, dies as Dawn French says 'I love you' in sweet tribute

DAWN French today led tributes to her Vicar of Dibley co-star Trevor Peacock after he tragically died 89 from a dementia-related illness.

Trevor played cheeky Jim Trott in the comedy series alongside the actress between 1994 and 2015.

He was a memorable character on the parish council and famous for his "No no no no" catchphrase.

Dawn today led tributes to her co-star and posted a photo on Twitter of the two of them together.

She wrote: "Night Trev. I love you."

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

Trevor was diagnosed with dementia in 2009 and later retired from acting after one last appearance on a Vicar of Dibley Comic Relief special in 2015.

In 2017, his family confirmed he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and had no recollection of starring alongside comedian Dawn French in the much-loved show.

His daughter Sally said at the time: "As a character actor, he has made so many people laugh for such a long time.

"Sadly, now he doesn’t understand why people want to come up to him to talk to him or thank him for his work."


Trevor was born in North London in 1931 and began his career in the 1960s in the ITV Television Playhouse, Comedy Playhouse and The Wednesday Play.

He also enjoyed a career in theatre with roles in Leaping Ginger and Cinderella.

Trevor had a string of appearances in TV shows such as My Family, Hotel Babylon, Midsomer Murders and EastEnders.

In 2007, he appeared in the film Fred Claus, opposite Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, playing the father of Father Christmas.

His TV career spanned five decades but he also enjoyed a lesser known career as a composer and wrote a song that knocked Elvis Presley off the top spot in America.

'Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter' by Herman's Hermits was a number one hit in the US in May 1965 and sold 14 million copies worldwide.

Peacock once said: "I used to write for all sorts of people but it wasn't my world, I couldn't play an instrument and all I wanted to do was become a legitimate actor."

His death comes three years after Dibley co-star Emma Chambers tragically passed away aged 53.

The actress, who played Alice Tinker on the show, passed away from a heart attack in 2018.

Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Owen Newitt on the hit show, also tragically died in 2014.

Trevor lived in East Coker, Somerset, with actress wife Tilly Tremayne.

He has two sons, Daniel and Harry Peacock, and two daughters called Sally and Maudie.

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