Biography

George Edward Cole, OBE (1925-2015) is an English film and television actor with a career which ran from the 1940s to the first decade of the twenty first century.

Best known in the role of Arthur Daley in the long-running ITV hit drama show 'Minder', Cole's career began in the role of the young evacuee in the wartime thriller 'Cottage to Let', alongside long-time friend, Alastair Sim, and went onto to encompass over 40 movies, including the popular St Trinian's films, and a host of television roles.

George Edward Cole, OBE (1925-2015) is an English film and television actor with a career which ran from the 1940s to the first decade of the twenty first century.

Best known in the role of Arthur Daley in the long-running ITV hit drama show 'Minder', Cole's career began in the role of the young evacuee in the wartime thriller 'Cottage to Let', alongside long-time friend, Alastair Sim, and went onto to encompass over 40 movies, including the popular St Trinian's films, and a host of television roles.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 80

Birthday 1925-04-22

Day of Death 2015-08-05

Place of Birth Tooting, South London, England, United Kingdom

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2007 The Dinner Party as George
2007 That's What I Call Television (1 episode)
2007 A Class Apart (1 episode)
2005 Diamond Geezer (3 episodes)
2003 New Tricks (1 episode)
2001 Station Jim as Stationmaster Pope
2000 The Ghost of Greville Lodge
1997 Dad (13 episodes)
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode) as Lionel Hicks
1996 Mary Reilly as Der Butler Mr. Poole
1995 An Independent Man (7 episodes)
1995 My Good Friend (14 episodes)
1992 Root Into Europe (5 episodes)
1992 Heartbeat (1 episode)
1990 Life After Life as Eric Burt
1988 Natural Causes as Vincent
1985 Blott on the Landscape (6 episodes)
1984 Comrade Dad (8 episodes)
1983 Deadline Auto Theft as Atlee Jackson
1982 The Bounder (14 episodes)
1979 Minder (112 episodes) as Arthur Daley
1976 The Blue Bird as Tylo
1975 Quiller (1 episode)
1975 Lloyd George Knew My Father as Hubert Boothroyd MP
1975 The Sweeney (1 episode)
1974 Take Me High as Bert Jackson
1971 Fright as Jim
1970 Killing Time
1970 The Vampire Lovers as Roger Morton
1970 UFO (1 episode)
1970 A Room in Town as Edwin
1970 The Right Prospectus
1969 The Comic as Tod
1968 Sally Go Round the Moon as Max Osborne
1968 A Man of our Times (13 episodes)
1967 The Gentleman Caller as Mr. Hicks
1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery as 'Flash' Harry
1965 Gideon's Way (1 episode)
1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow as Mr. Sexton Mipps / Hellspite
1963 Cleopatra as Flavius (2 episodes)
1960 A Life Of Bliss (20 episodes)
1960 The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's as 'Flash' Harry Cuthbert Edwards
1959 The Bridal Path as Police Sgt. Bruce
1959 Too Many Crooks as Fingers
1959 Don't Panic Chaps!
1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's as 'Flash' Harry
1957 The Weapon as Joshua Henry
1956 The Green Man as William Blake
1956 It's a Wonderful World as Ken Miller
1956 The Anatomist as Dr. Walter Anderson
1955 Quentin Durward as Hayraddin
1955 A Prize of Gold as Sergeant Roger Morris
1955 The Constant Husband as Luigi Sopranelli
1955 Where There's a Will as Fred Slater
1954 Happy Ever After as Terence
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (3 episodes) as Mr. Mipps / Hellspite
1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's as Flash Harry
1954 An Inspector Calls as Tram Conductor
1953 Our Girl Friday as Jimmy Carrol
1953 The Clue of the Missing Ape
1953 The Intruder as John Summers
1953 Will Any Gentleman...? as Henry Sterling
1953 Folly to be Wise as Soldier in Brains Trust audience
1952 Top Secret as George Archibald Potts
1952 Who Goes There! as Arthur Crisp
1952 The Happy Family as Cyril
1951 Scrooge as Young Ebenezer Scrooge
1951 Lady Godiva Rides Again as Johnny West
1951 Flesh and Blood as John Hannah
1951 Laughter in Paradise as Herbert Russell
1950 Gone to Earth as Cousin Albert
1950 Morning Departure as ERA Marks
1949 The Spider and the Fly as Marc, detective
1948 Quartet as Herbert Sunbury
1948 My Brother's Keeper as Willie Stannard
1944 Henry V as Boy
1943 The Demi-Paradise as Percy
1941 Cottage to Let as Ronald

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