Following the naming of one of its new stages after Sean Connery earlier this year, Pinewood Studios is celebrating another British icon of the screen.
A road on the studio’s lot has been renamed David Jason Way.
The actor has recorded all six series of the BBC’s Still Open All Hours at Pinewood. He also filmed miniseries, The Colour of Magic (2008) from Terry Pratchett’s fantasy series Discworld at Pinewood Studios and The Odd Job (1978) at Shepperton Studios.
Speaking about the honour, Jason said: “It is such a thrill to have a road named after me at the iconic Pinewood Studios. As a teenager and out on a day trip on my motorbike, I remember looking through the gates of Pinewood and thinking how wonderful it must be to work there, never realising that one day I would. It really is a special moment to be honoured in this way.”
Sarah McGettigan, head of Pinewood TV, added: “We are delighted to honour Sir David Jason with his own road. He is part of the heritage of Pinewood TV and we always enjoy welcoming him back. The new road is part of the development of the original studio site and runs from opposite our TV studios towards two of our brand new purpose-built stages.”