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Patrick continues to be regarded as an acting icon after appearing in 20 episodes of Only Fools And Horses between 1983 and 2003 as Mickey Pearce.
That was his longest running role, although he is also renowned for his part in the 1979 film Quadrophenia, an honour he shared with the likes of Toyah Willcox and Sting.
Meanwhile, he has also appeared in ITV Playhouse (1977), Curse of The Pink Panther (1983) and Dempsey and Makepeace (1986).
Patrick later quit fame and went to Thailand – where he married his wife and they had a child together – but following his return to the UK he admittedly struggled to secure acting gigs, so he got a job as a chauffeur to make ends meet.
He said: “Being out of the industry for so long, the work dried up so I went back to driving an executive car, a Mercedes, to do it. I only saw my baby on the phone for two years, I was a Skype dad.”
Patrick’s career did however see a brief revival in 2019, when he got a role in TV series Conditions playing Frank Bridge for 13 episodes.