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George Cole OBE is a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career has 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 ... See full bio »
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 2015 Road Rage (announced)
Cyril
 2005-2008 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Albert Hallows
- Mastermind (2005) ... Albert Hallows
 2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Lionel Hicks
- Shot at Dawn (2008) ... Lionel Hicks
 2007 The Dinner Party (TV Movie)
George
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
Sir Edward Chambers
- Powerhouse (2007) ... Sir Edward Chambers
 2007 Diamond Geezer (TV Series)
Gerald
- A Royal Affair (2007) ... Gerald
 2007 A Class Apart (TV Movie)
George
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Laurence Raeburn
- Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007) ... Laurence Raeburn
 2004 Family Business (TV Series)
Pat Williams
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Pat Williams
 2002 Bodily Harm (TV Mini-Series)
Sidney
 2001 Station Jim (TV Movie)
Stationmaster Pope
 2000 The Sleeper (TV Movie)
George
 2000 The Ghost of Greville Lodge
Great Uncle
 1997-1999 Dad (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
 1996 Mary Reilly
Mr. Poole
 1992 Root Into Europe (TV Series)
Henry Root
 1990 Life After Life (TV Movie)
Eric Burt
 1988 Natural Causes (TV Movie)
Vincent
 1988 Tube Mice (TV Series)
Vernon
- We Are the Tube Mice (1988) ... Vernon (voice)
 1984-1986 Comrade Dad (TV Series)
Reg Dudgeon
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Reg Dudgeon
 1983 Deadline Auto Theft
Atlee Jackson
 1983 Perishing Solicitors (TV Movie)
 1982 Lloyd George Knew My Father (TV Movie)
Hubert Boothroyd MP
 1969-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Willie / Harry / David Carter
- Getting in on Concorde (1979) ... Willie
- Losing Her (1978) ... Harry
- Murder: Return to Yesterday (1969) ... David Carter
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Fred
- The Armageddon Alternative (1978) ... Fred
 1978 The Voyage of Charles Darwin (TV Series)
Josiah Wedgwood
- I Was Considered a Very Ordinary Boy (1978) ... Josiah Wedgwood
 1978 Good Neighbors (TV Series)
Mr. Downs, Bank Manager
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... Mr. Downs, Bank Manager
 1977 Double Nickels
George
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Dennis Longfield
- Tomorrow Man (1976) ... Dennis Longfield
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
Mays
- Safe Conduct (1975) ... Mays
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Mr. Prodmore
- Grace (1974) ... Mr. Prodmore
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Ernest Groves
- Friendly Encounter (1974) ... Ernest Groves
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Pearce
- Should Anyone Answer (1974) ... Pearce
 1974 Take Me High
Bert Jackson
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Leonard
- Such a Small Word (1973) ... Leonard
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
- The London Beat (1972)
 1972 Six Faces (TV Series)
Arthur Drew
- Commonwealth of Malignants (1972) ... Arthur Drew
 1971 Fright
Jim
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Peter
- A Bit of Family Feeling (1971) ... Peter
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Gordon
- Return of Favours (1971) ... Gordon
 1971 UFO (TV Series)
Paul Roper
- Flight Path (1971) ... Paul Roper
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Douglas Willett
- Killing Time (1970) ... Douglas Willett
 1970 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Newbold
- The Right Prospectus (1970) ... Mr. Newbold
 1959-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Edwin
- A Room in Town (1970) ... Edwin
- Wedding Day (1959)
 1970 A Room in Town (TV Movie)
Edwin
 1968-1969 The 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
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Tod
- The Comic (1969) ... Tod
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Series)
Barry Porter
- The Big Spender (1969) ... Barry Porter
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
James Hale
- The Last Lonely Man (1969) ... James Hale
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
- Cold Game Pie (1968)
 1966-1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Caramel
- The Caramel Crisis (1966) ... Caramel
 1968 The Green Shoes (Short)
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Cyril / Mr. Hicks
- Friends (1967) ... Cyril
- The Gentleman Caller (1967) ... Mr. Hicks
 1956-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Frank Cockburn / Walter
- That Old Black Magic (1967) ... Frank Cockburn
- The Anatomist (1956) ... Walter
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
 1966 The Informer (TV Series)
Baxter
- Its an Unfair World, Baxter (1966) ... Baxter
 1963-1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles / Mossy
- The End of the Tunnel (1966) ... Charles
- Nicked at the Bottle (1963) ... Mossy
 1963-1966 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (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
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Bishop
- The Firebug (1964) ... Bishop
 1964 One Way Pendulum
Defense Counsel / Fred
 1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
Mr. Sexton Mipps / Hellspite
 1960-1961 A Life of Bliss (TV Series)
David Bliss
- Episode #2.1 (1961) ... David Bliss
 1959 Don't Panic Chaps
Finch
 1959 The Bridal Path
Police Sgt. Bruce
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Army corporal
- A Phoenix Too Frequent (1959) ... Army corporal
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Fingers
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
GeorgeWillis
- Rainy Day (1957) ... GeorgeWillis
 1956 The Green Man
William Blake
 1956 The Weapon
Joshua Henry
 1956 It's a Wonderful World
Ken Miller
 1956 The Anatomist (TV Movie)
Dr. Walter Anderson
 1955 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie)
Tegeus-Chromis
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
Luigi Sopranelli
 1955 Where There's a Will
Fred Slater
 1955 A Prize of Gold
Sergeant Roger Morris
 1954 Tonight's the Night
Terence
 1954 An Inspector Calls
Tram Conductor (uncredited)
 1953 The Adventures of Sadie
Jimmy Carrol
 1953 The Intruder
John Summers
 1953 Will Any Gentleman...?
Henry Sterling
 1953 Folly to Be Wise
Soldier in Brains Trust audience
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
George
 1952 The Passionate Sentry
Arthur Crisp
 1952 The Wild Heart
Cousin Albert
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
Cyril
 1951 Bikini Baby
Johnny
 1951 Flesh & Blood
John Hannah
 1950 Gone to Earth
Cousin Albert
 1950 Mr. Gillie (TV Movie)
Tom Donnelly
 1950 The Happiest Days of Your Life
Junior assistant caretaker at Ministry of Education (uncredited)
 1949 The Spider and the Fly
Marc, detective
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Willie Stannard
 1945 Journey Together
Curley, Bomb Aimer, Lancaster Crew
 1943 Adventure for Two
Percy (uncredited)
 1942 Those Kids from Town
Charlie
 1941 Bombsight Stolen
Ronald
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He acted in W. Somerset Maugham's play, "The Bread-Winner", at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Jane How, Lucien Taylor and Peter Cellier in the cast. Kevin Billington was the director. See more »

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Was a front runner for the role of "Hudson" on Upstairs, Downstairs (1971). See more »

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