Sir David Jason, 81, beams as he joins wife Gill Hinchcliffe, 62, and daughter Sophie Mae, 20, at Cirque du Soleil

Sir David Jason was in good spirits as he stepped out with his family to the opening night of Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday.

The actor, 81, could be seen beaming as he posed with his loved ones - wife Gill Hinchcliffe, 62, and their daughter Sophie Mae, 20, and her friend - on the red carpet.

Only Fools and Horses legend David looked smart in a black coat with a brown check and a pair of orange trousers. 

Family affair: David Jason, 81, was in good spirits as he stepped out with his family to the opening night of Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday

Family affair: David Jason, 81, was in good spirits as he stepped out with his family to the opening night of Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday

He wore a navy blue jumper over a salmon shirt while he had a peaked cap on his head.

Gill wore a black and silver patterned dress with the sequinned panel to the side dazzling under the bright lights on the red carpet.

Sophie and her friend looked delighted to be out for the evening, smiling as they posed at the event. 

Entertainer: The actor could be seen beaming as he posed with his loved ones, pulling a cheeky face on the red carpet

Entertainer: The actor could be seen beaming as he posed with his loved ones, pulling a cheeky face on the red carpet

Dapper style: Only Fools and Horses legend David looked smart in a black coat with a brown check and a pair of orange trousers

Dapper style: Only Fools and Horses legend David looked smart in a black coat with a brown check and a pair of orange trousers

Posing up a storm: David stood with wife Gill Hinchcliffe, 62, and their daughter Sophie Mae, 20, and her friend on the red carpet

Posing up a storm: David stood with wife Gill Hinchcliffe, 62, and their daughter Sophie Mae, 20, and her friend on the red carpet

Pausing before he entered to watch Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA, David stopped to comment on The Larkins, a 2021 ITV adaptation of the classic novel The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates.

The star appeared in the television series of the same name as the novel from 1991 to 1993.

He played Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin, the father of the family, with David giving his opinion on the new programme on Thursday night.

In style: Gill wore a black and silver patterned dress with the sequinned panel to the side dazzling under the bright lights on the red carpet

In style: Gill wore a black and silver patterned dress with the sequinned panel to the side dazzling under the bright lights on the red carpet

Looking back: Pausing before he entered to watch Cirque du Soleil, David commented on The Larkins, a 2021 ITV adaptation of the classic novel The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates

Looking back: Pausing before he entered to watch Cirque du Soleil, David commented on The Larkins, a 2021 ITV adaptation of the classic novel The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates

The screen star told MailOnline: 'It's not quite as good as the original. I didn’t really need to give them advice though. It was a bit surreal to see it come through, deja vu-ish.'

David went on to give an update on what he's been up to professionally, insisting he's been shopping out ideas to television bosses: 'I’ve been very busy in writing and creating documentaries, just trying to get the channels interested. 

'I’m more on the creative side, still waiting for Tom Cruise to employ me in Mission Impossible.'

All stars: David appeared as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris, Philip Franks and Catherine Zeta-Jones (pictured 1992)

All stars: David appeared as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris, Philip Franks and Catherine Zeta-Jones (pictured 1992)

The Larkins - now showing on ITV - follows the family life of Pop Larkin, now played by Bradley Walsh, his wife Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan) and their daughter Mariette (Sabrina Bartlett) as they navigate village life.

The Durrell's screenwriter Simon Nye tells the story of the working class family, first brought to life in H.E. Bates' 1950s novel, for a new generation of fans who missed out on the nineties classic, which gave Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones her acting breakthrough.

Speaking about taking on the role of Pop Larkin last year, Bradley said: 'I'm thrilled to be asked to be part of this much loved and iconic series of stories.  

'The warmth and affection that H. E Bates has generated through his books is so uplifting and I cannot wait to be part of the Larkin family. It'll be a hoot.' 

Speaking with MailOnline last month at a press event ahead of the series, Bradley expressed his excitement over his upcoming role.

He said: 'When I was asked I said yes immediately. I only watched one episode back in the day but I was still so excited.

'It was a long time coming with filming being pushed back. The whole show is based around family and after this year that is at the forefront of everyone's minds.

'I hope the viewers really take it to their hearts. I am a family man so it was a joy to film.'

Introducing the Larkins:  (L-R) Montgomery Larkin (Liam Middleton), Petunia Larkin (Rosie Coleman),Victoria Larkin (Lola Shepelev), Zinnia Larkin (Davina Coleman), Mariette (Sabrina Bartlett), Primrose Larkin (Lydia Page), Charley (Tok Stephen), Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh) and Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan)

Introducing the Larkins:  (L-R) Montgomery Larkin (Liam Middleton), Petunia Larkin (Rosie Coleman),Victoria Larkin (Lola Shepelev), Zinnia Larkin (Davina Coleman), Mariette (Sabrina Bartlett), Primrose Larkin (Lydia Page), Charley (Tok Stephen), Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh) and Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan)

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David Jason beams as he poses alongside wife Gill Hinchcliffe and their daughter Sophie Mae

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