Tessa Peake-Jones (born 9 May 1957) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as the longtime partner of the main character Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, Raquel Turner in the BBC TV Comedy, Only Fools and Horses, whom she played from December 1988 until the programme ended in 2003.
Other television appearances she made include The Demon Headmaster, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Up the Garden Path, So Haunt Me and the 1999 TV series, Births, Marriages, and Deaths.
Early Life and Education
Peake-Jones was born in Hammersmith, London and she was educated at Kenmore Park Junior School, Harrow and Downer Grammar School, now known as Canons High School, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.