George Cole

Actor, Soundtrack

Actor, Soundtrack


George Cole OBE was a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career spanned over 60 years. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "business man" in the hit ITV drama series, Minder (...
Birth date
1925-04-22
Death date
2015-08-05
Awards
2 nominations.
Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)

Known For


Cleopatra
Cleopatra
Flavius (1963)
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Young Ebenezer Scrooge (1951)
Minder
Minder
Arthur / Arthur Daley (1979-1994)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorHeartbeat
(TV Series) Albert Hallows - England Expects (2008) ... Albert Hallows - Mastermind (2005) ... Albert Hallows
2005-2008
ActorMidsomer Murders
(TV Series) Lionel Hicks - Shot at Dawn (2008) ... Lionel Hicks
2008
ActorThe Dinner Party
(TV Movie) George
2007
ActorNew Tricks
(TV Series) Sir Edward Chambers - Powerhouse (2007) ... Sir Edward Chambers
2007
ActorDiamond Geezer
(TV Mini-Series) Gerald - A Royal Affair (2007) ... Gerald
2007
ActorA Class Apart
(TV Movie) George
2007
ActorMarple
(TV Series) Laurence Raeburn - Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007) ... Laurence Raeburn
2007
ActorFamily Business
(TV Series) Pat Williams - Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Pat Williams
2004
ActorBodily Harm
(TV Mini-Series) Sidney Greenfield - Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Sidney Greenfield
2002
ActorStation Jim
(TV Movie) Stationmaster Pope
2001
ActorThe Sleeper
(TV Mini-Series) George
2000
ActorThe Ghost of Greville Lodge
Great Uncle
2000
ActorDad
(TV Series) Brian Hook - Nemesis (1999) ... Brian Hook - Dad Calm (1999) ... Brian Hook - Dad's Arsenal (1999) ... Brian Hook - Securidad (1999) ... Brian Hook - Reprodadtion (1999) ... Brian Hook Show all 13 episodes
1997-1999
ActorMy Good Friend
(TV Series) Peter Banks - Episode #2.7 (1996) ... Peter Banks - Episode #2.6 (1996) ... Peter Banks - Episode #2.5 (1996) ... Peter Banks - Episode #2.4 (1996) ... Peter Banks - Episode #2.3 (1996) ... Peter Banks Show all 14 episodes
1995-1996
ActorMary Reilly
Mr. Poole
1996
ActorAn Independent Man
(TV Series) Freddie Patterson - And So to Bed (1995) ... Freddie Patterson - Market Forces (1995) ... Freddie Patterson - The Italian Connection (1995) ... Freddie Patterson - No Man Is an Island (1995) ... Freddie Patterson - Horse Power Politics (1995) ... Freddie Patterson Show all 7 episodes
1995
ActorMinder
(TV Series) Arthur / Arthur Daley - The Long Good Thursday (1994) ... Arthur - Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley (1994) ... Arthur - On the Autofront (1994) ... Arthur - The Great Depression of 1994 (1994) ... Arthur - All Quiet on the West End Front (1994) ... Arthur Show all 109 episodes
1979-1994
ActorRoot Into Europe
(TV Series) Henry Root - Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Henry Root - Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Henry Root - Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Henry Root - Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Henry Root - Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Henry Root
1992
ActorLife After Life
(TV Movie) Eric Burt
1990
ActorSingle Voices
(TV Series) Ginger - Ginger (1990) ... Ginger
1990
ActorTube Mice
(TV Series) Vernon - Episode #1.26 (1988) ... Vernon (voice) - Episode #1.25 (1988) ... Vernon (voice) - Episode #1.24 (1988) ... Vernon (voice) - Episode #1.23 (1988) ... Vernon (voice) - Episode #1.22 (1988) ... Vernon (voice) Show all 26 episodes
1988
ActorNatural Causes
(TV Movie) Vincent
1988
ActorDay to Remember
(TV Movie) Wally
1986
ActorComrade Dad
(TV Series) Reg Dudgeon - Cars That Pass in the Night (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon - My Vegetable Love (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon - Dangerous Connections (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon - Of Gods and Heroes (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon - The Lost Domain (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon Show all 8 episodes
1984-1986
ActorBlott on the Landscape
(TV Mini-Series) Sir Giles Lynchwood / Sir Giles - Man in a Tree (1985) ... Sir Giles Lynchwood - Cards on the Table (1985) ... Sir Giles Lynchwood - A Safe Place (1985) ... Sir Giles - Blackmail (1985) ... Sir Giles - In the Pub (1985) ... Sir Giles Lynchwood Show all 6 episodes
1985
ActorPerishing Solicitors
(TV Movie)
1983
ActorDeadline Auto Theft
Atlee Jackson
1983
ActorThe Bounder
(TV Series) Trevor Mountjoy - Unreasonable Behaviour (1983) ... Trevor Mountjoy - A Genuine Simpson (1983) ... Trevor Mountjoy - Third Party (1983) ... Trevor Mountjoy - Love Me, Love My Dog (1983) ... Trevor Mountjoy - Raffles (1983) ... Trevor Mountjoy Show all 14 episodes
1982-1983
ActorThe Golden Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales
(Video) Storyteller (voice)
1982
ActorITV Playhouse
(TV Series) Willie / Harry / David Carter - Getting in on Concorde (1979) ... Willie - Losing Her (1978) ... Harry - Murder: Return to Yesterday (1969) ... David Carter
1969-1979
ActorDon't Forget to Write!
(TV Series) Gordon Maple - We're Going to Maxim's (1979) ... Gordon Maple - Götterdämmerung (1979) ... Gordon Maple - The Greening of Gordon (1979) ... Gordon Maple - In Place of Our Advertised Programme (1979) ... Gordon Maple - Exit Goering (1979) ... Gordon Maple Show all 12 episodes
1977-1979
ActorThe Voyage of Charles Darwin
(TV Series) Josiah Wedgewood / Josiah Wedgwood - Suppose That All Animals and All Plants Are Represented by the Branches of a Tree - The Tree of Life (1978) ... Josiah Wedgewood - How Wide Was the Distance Between Savage and Civilised Man (1978) ... Josiah Wedgewood - I Was Considered a Very Ordinary Boy (1978) ... Josiah Wedgwood
1978
ActorReturn of the Saint
(TV Series) Fred - The Armageddon Alternative (1978) ... Fred
1978
ActorGood Neighbors
(TV Series) Mr. Downs, Bank Manager - When I'm 65. (1978) ... Mr. Downs, Bank Manager
1978
ActorDouble Nickels
George
1977
ActorThe Sweeney
(TV Series) Dennis Longfield - Tomorrow Man (1976) ... Dennis Longfield
1976
ActorThe Blue Bird
Tylo
1976
ActorQuiller
(TV Series) Mays - Safe Conduct (1975) ... Mays
1975
ActorLloyd George Knew My Father
(TV Movie) Hubert Boothroyd MP
1975
ActorAffairs of the Heart
(TV Series) Mr. Prodmore - Grace (1974) ... Mr. Prodmore
1974
ActorVillage Hall
(TV Series) Ernest Groves - Friendly Encounter (1974) ... Ernest Groves
1974
ActorDial M for Murder
(TV Series) Pearce - Should Anyone Answer (1974) ... Pearce
1974
ActorITV Sunday Night Drama
(TV Series) Gordon Maple - A Bit of an Adventure (1974) ... Gordon Maple
1974
ActorTake Me High
Bert Jackson
1973
ActorAway from It All
(TV Series) Leonard - Such a Small Word (1973) ... Leonard
1973
ActorMadigan
(TV Series) Constable Lumpton - The London Beat (1972) ... Constable Lumpton
1972
ActorSix Faces
(TV Series) Arthur Drew - Commonwealth of Malignants (1972) ... Arthur Drew
1972
ActorFright
Jim
1971
ActorThe Ten Commandments
(TV Series) Peter - A Bit of Family Feeling (1971) ... Peter
1971
ActorJackanory
(TV Series) Storyteller - Two Cats in America/Mog, the Forgetful Cat (1971) ... Storyteller - Dragon Tales: St George and the Dragon (1969) ... Storyteller - Dragon Tales: Constantes and the Dragon (1969) ... Storyteller - Dragon Tales: The Dragon of the Mountain (1969) ... Storyteller - Dragon Tales: The Yellow Dragon (1969) ... Storyteller Show all 6 episodes
1969-1971
ActorShadows of Fear
(TV Series) Gordon - Return of Favours (1971) ... Gordon
1971
ActorUFO
(TV Series) Paul Roper - Flight Path (1971) ... Paul Roper
1971
ActorMenace
(TV Series) Douglas Willet - Killing Time (1970) ... Douglas Willet
1970
ActorPlay for Today
(TV Series) Mr. Newbold - The Right Prospectus (1970) ... Mr. Newbold
1970
ActorThe Vampire Lovers
Roger Morton
1970
ActorArmchair Theatre
(TV Series) Edwin - A Room in Town (1970) ... Edwin - Wedding Day (1959)
1959-1970
ActorThe Root of All Evil?
(TV Series) Gordon Maple / Syd Swope - A Bit of a Holiday (1969) ... Gordon Maple - Of Course We Trust You Arnold (1968) ... Syd Swope
1968-1969
ActorITV Sunday Night Theatre
(TV Series) Tod - The Comic (1969) ... Tod
1969
ActorThe Gold Robbers
(TV Mini-Series) Barry Porter - The Big Spender (1969) ... Barry Porter - The Great Bullion Robbery (1969) ... Barry Porter (uncredited)
1969
ActorOut of the Unknown
(TV Series) James Hale - The Last Lonely Man (1969) ... James Hale
1969
ActorThe Green Shoes
(Short)
1968
ActorThe Sex Game
(TV Series) - Cold Game Pie (1968)
1968
ActorThirty-Minute Theatre
(TV Series) Paul Bishop / Caramel - Of Public Concern (1968) ... Paul Bishop - The Caramel Crisis (1966) ... Caramel
1966-1968
ActorA Man of our Times
(TV Series) Max Osborne - Long Time Since You've Got My Breakfast (1968) ... Max Osborne - If Only Wishing Could End as Loving? (1968) ... Max Osborne - Never Mind How We Got Here, Where Are We? (1968) ... Max Osborne - Someone I Knew (1968) ... Max Osborne - You Know Who Your Friends Are (1968) ... Max Osborne Show all 13 episodes
1968
ActorHalf Hour Story
(TV Series) Cyril / Mr. Hicks - Friends (1967) ... Cyril - The Gentleman Caller (1967) ... Mr. Hicks
1967
ActorSeven Deadly Virtues
(TV Series) Arnold Roberts - The Man with Two Heads (1967) ... Arnold Roberts
1967
ActorITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) Frank Cockburn / Walter - That Old Black Magic (1967) ... Frank Cockburn - The Anatomist (1956) ... Walter
1956-1967
ActorVendetta
(TV Series) Jacques Bavar - The Putty Man (1966) ... Jacques Bavar
1966
ActorBlackmail
(TV Series) Len Grantham - The Sound of Distant Guns (1966) ... Len Grantham
1966
ActorThe Informer
(TV Series) Baxter - Its an Unfair World, Baxter (1966) ... Baxter
1966
ActorComedy Playhouse
(TV Series) Charles / Mossy - The End of the Tunnel (1966) ... Charles - Nicked at the Bottle (1963) ... Mossy
1963-1966
ActorThe Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
'Flash' Harry
1966
ActorThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) Mr. Mipps / Hellspite / William Evans - The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 2 (1966) ... William Evans - The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966) ... William Evans - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) ... Mr. Mipps / Hellspite - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) ... Mr. Mipps / Hellspite - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) ... Mr. Mipps / Hellspite
1963-1966
ActorA World of Comedy
(TV Mini-Series) Adams - Don't Bank on It (1965) ... Adams
1965
ActorOne Way Pendulum
Defense Counsel / Fred
1965
ActorGideon C.I.D.
(TV Series) Bishop - The Firebug (1964) ... Bishop
1964
ActorDr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
Mr. Sexton Mipps / Hellspite
1963
ActorCleopatra
Flavius
1963
ActorDrama 61-67
(TV Series) Pinedus - Drama '62: The Pinedus Affair (1962) ... Pinedus
1962
ActorA Life of Bliss
(TV Series) David Bliss - Episode #2.10 (1961) ... David Bliss - Episode #2.9 (1961) ... David Bliss - Episode #2.8 (1961) ... David Bliss - Episode #2.7 (1961) ... David Bliss - Episode #2.6 (1961) ... David Bliss Show all 20 episodes
1960-1961
ActorThe Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
'Flash' Harry Cuthbert Edwards
1960
ActorDon't Panic Chaps
Finch
1959
ActorThe Bridal Path
Police Sgt. Bruce
1959
ActorITV Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Tegeus-Chromus (corporal) - A Phoenix Too Frequent (1959) ... Tegeus-Chromus (corporal)
1959
ActorToo Many Crooks
Fingers
1959
ActorBlue Murder at St. Trinian's
'Flash' Harry
1957
ActorSuspicion
(TV Series) GeorgeWillis - Rainy Day (1957) ... GeorgeWillis
1957
ActorThe Weapon
Joshua Henry
1956
ActorThe Green Man
William Blake
1956
ActorIt's a Wonderful World
Ken Millar
1956
ActorThe Anatomist
(TV Movie) Dr. Walter Anderson
1956
ActorThe Adventures of Quentin Durward
Hayraddin
1955
ActorThe Star Without a Name
(TV Movie) Jacques Thomas
1955
ActorA Prize of Gold
Sergeant Roger Morris
1955
ActorA Phoenix Too Frequent
(TV Movie) Tegeus-Chromis
1955
ActorMarriage a la Mode
Friends and Relations - Luigi Sopranelli
1955
ActorWhere There's a Will
Fred Slater
1955
ActorThe Belles of St. Trinian's
Flash Harry
1954
ActorTonight's the Night
Terence
1954
ActorAn Inspector Calls
Tram Conductor (uncredited)
1954
ActorThe Adventures of Sadie
Carrol
1953
ActorThe Clue of the Missing Ape
Gobo
1953
ActorThe Intruder
John Summers
1953
ActorWill Any Gentleman...?
Henry Sterling
1953
ActorFolly to Be Wise
Soldier in Brains Trust audience (uncredited)
1952
ActorMr. Potts Goes to Moscow
George
1952
ActorThe Passionate Sentry
Arthur Crisp
1952
ActorRainy Day
(TV Movie) George Willis
1952
ActorMr. Lord Says No
Cyril
1952
ActorA Christmas Carol
Young Ebenezer Scrooge
1951
ActorBikini Baby
Johnny
1951
ActorLaughter in Paradise
Herbert Russell
1951
ActorFlesh and Blood
John Hannah
1951
ActorGone to Earth
Cousin Albert
1950
ActorMr. Gillie
(TV Movie) Tom Donnelly
1950
ActorThe Happiest Days of Your Life
Junior Assistant Caretaker at Ministry of Education (uncredited)
1950
ActorOperation Disaster
E.R.A. Marks
1950
ActorThe Spider and the Fly
Marc - A Detective
1949
ActorThe Three Kisses
(TV Short) Rev. Hamish Mavor
1949
ActorThe Anatomist
(TV Movie) Walter Anderson
1949
ActorQuartet
Herbert Sunbury (segment "The Kite")
1948
ActorMy Brother's Keeper
Willie Stannard
1948
ActorDr. Angelus
(TV Movie) Dr. Johnson
1948
ActorMorning Departure
(TV Movie)
1946
ActorJourney Together
Curley, Bomb Aimer, Lancaster Crew
1945
ActorHenry V
Boy
1944
ActorAdventure for Two
Percy (uncredited)
1943
ActorThose Kids from Town
Charlie
1942
ActorBombsight Stolen
Ronald
1941
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackMidsomer Murders
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Shot at Dawn (2008) ... (performer: "Mademoiselle from Armentières" (uncredited), "Soldiers of the Queen")
2008
SoundtrackTop of the Pops
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode dated 22 December 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "What Are We Gonna Get For 'er Indoors")
1983
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe One Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 November 2013 (2013) ... Self
2013
SelfOutbreak 1939
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Actor
2009
SelfMark Lawson Talks to...
(TV Series) Self - George Cole (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfBritish Film Forever
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Sauce, Satire and Silliness: The Story of British Comedy (2007) ... Self (as George Cole OBE)
2007
SelfThat's What I Call Television
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfMust See TV
(TV Series documentary) Self / Arthur Daley - Minder (2006) ... Self / Arthur Daley
2006
SelfThe Spirit of Christmas Past: George Cole Remembers Alastair Sim
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfThe 100 Greatest Family Films
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfSpivs
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfDrama Connections
(TV Series documentary) Self - Minder (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfITV 50 Greatest Shows
(TV Special) Self
2005
SelfTV's Greatest Cars
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
SelfMemories of Minder: The Early Years
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfMemories of Minder: The Gary Webster Years
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfMemories of Minder: The Middle Years
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfBest of British
(TV Series) Self - George Cole (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfHeroes of Comedy
(TV Series documentary) Self - Alastair Sim (1997) ... Self (as George Cole OBE)
1997
SelfA Night of Comic Relief 2
(TV Special) Self
1989
SelfAspel & Company
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.4 (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfWogan
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 30 September 1985 (1985) ... Self - Guest
1985
SelfTop of the Pops
(TV Series) Arthur Daley - Episode dated 22 December 1983 (1983) ... Arthur Daley
1983
SelfHeggerty Haggerty
(TV Series) Self
1982
SelfThe Royal Variety Performance 1982
(TV Special) Self
1982
SelfNight of One Hundred Stars
(TV Movie) Self
1980
SelfCelebrity Squares
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Self
1975
SelfCall My Bluff
(TV Series) Self - Episode #7.22 (1973) ... Self - Episode #7.21 (1973) ... Self
1973
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageBAFTA Televsion Awards 2016
(TV Special)
2016
Archive footageFive News
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 6 August 2015 (2015) ... Self
2015
Archive footageVerity Lambert: Drama Queen
(TV Movie documentary) Arthur Daley (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageEvolution of the Invasion
(Video documentary) James Hale
2006
Archive footageThe Greatest
(TV Series documentary) Arthur Daley - 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) ... Arthur Daley (uncredited)
2001
Archive footageThe 100 Greatest TV Ads
(TV Special)
2000
Archive footageThose British Faces: A Tribute to Dennis Price 1915-1973
(Video documentary short) Johnny (uncredited)
1993
Archive footageThe Republic Pictures Story
(TV Movie documentary) George Armstrong Custer (clip from Son of the Morning Star TV Mini-Series) (uncredited)
1991
Archive footageTuesday's Documentary
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Rank Charm School (1982) ... Self
1982
Archive footageTo See Such Fun
(Documentary) Self
1977