Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools And Horses’ Damien Trotter star unrecognisable nearly 20 years on

Remember irritating little Damien Trotter from Only Fools And Horses? Well, he looks a lot different these days.

Famously known for sporting tacky gold chains and a grimacing smile, the bold youngster did everything in his power to annoy his dear uncle Rodney.

In the classic British sitcom, Damien was the only child of Del Boy and Raquel Trotter.

After much deliberation, they decided to call their son Damien in reference to the demon child from the Omen – and there’s no denying that he lived up to his name.

Damien Trotter
The child star played Damien in Only Fools And Horses from 2001 to 2003 ( Image: BBC)

While the trouble-maker character wreaked havoc on the iconic sitcom, the same can’t be said for the actor who played Damien.

Benjamin Smith – now 30 – is completely unrecognisable almost two decades after appearing in Only Fools And Horses between 2001 and 2003.

He later earned more success as an actor when he appeared as the taunting Tegs on EastEnders in 2008.

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith played Reece Keys in his first TV movie role in Passer By alongside James Nesbitt in 2004 ( Image: BBC)

During four episodes, his character caused complete chaos in Walford and eventually stabbed Jay Mitchell before getting arrested.

That same year, Benjamin catapulted his acting career when he played the lovable character Donny on cult E4 drama Skins.

As well as that, the former child star built up his acting accolades by appearing in other popular TV shows including Teachers, The Bill, Help! I’m a Teenage Outlaw, Misfits, Doctor Who, Holby City and Goodnight Mister Tom.

The talented star also played Reece Keys in his first TV movie role in Passer By alongside James Nesbitt in 2004.

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith as Frankie Nash in Accused ( Image: BBC)

His second big movie role came when he nabbed a poignant role in feature film Come Out of the Woods in 2017, which follows three brothers struggling in Scotland.

Most recently, Ben has played the part of Robbie Lennox in TV mini-series Resistance, which was shot last year.

This was the thrilling sequel series to Rebellion, which was based on the struggles faced by the Irish during the 1916 Easter Rising.

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