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R.I.P. George Cole - Passed on Aug 5th
Posted by Gordon Gates on 8/21/2015, 5:19 am
One of my favorite UK actors, George Cole, passed Aug 5th at age 90. On the big screen from 1941, television from, 1952. His credits are many and include, MY BROTHER'S KEEPER 48, COTTAGE TO LET 41, HENRY V 1944, THE SPIDER AND THE FLY 49, SCROOGE 51, THE INTRUDER 53, THE BELLES OF ST TRINIANS 54, A PRIZE OF GOLD 55, THE WEAPON, 56, BLUE MURDER AT ST TRINIANS, AN INSPECTOR CALLS 54, TOO MANY CROOKS, CLEOPATRA 63. I still get a good laugh from his 1952 comedy classic, TOP SECRET. Cole plays a UK sanitary engineer (plumber)who gets kidnapped by the Soviets thinking he has atomic type secrets. What a blast! Oscar Homolka as the Red spy master is equally funny in this.
Most will probably recall Cole as the "slightly crooked" Arthur Daley on 109 episodes of the long running UK series MINDER.