George Cole 1925 – 2015

George ColeBorn: 22 April 1925
Died: 6 August 2015
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actor George Cole has sadly died, aged 90.

After starting life as a butcher’s boy he soon landed a role with a touring musical and chose acting as his career.

His first film role was in Cottage to Let (1941) and became friends with Alistair Sim who served as his mentor with the pair appearing in 11 films together.

Cole also appeared with Laurence Olivier in The Demi-Paradise (1943) and Henry V (1944) and was the last surviving member of the large cast of the film.

He became well known to cinema-goers during the 1950s after appearing in films such as Scrooge (1951), The Green Man (1956) and Too Many Crooks (1959).

Cole is known for his role as Flash Harry in the St Trinian’s series of films including The Belles of St Trinian’s (1954), Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957), The Pure Hell of St Trinian’s (1960) and The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery (1960).

Following his film career he is of course best known as the character Arthur Daley in the television series Minder (1979-1994).

 

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