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Dennis Waterman pays tribute to George Cole at his funeral

13 August 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Minder actor says his co-star, who died last week aged 90, was the ‘most popular person in showbiz and the nicest and the best’

Actor Dennis Waterman has paid a tearful tribute to his Minder co-star George Cole at his funeral, where the coffin arrived to the show’s famous theme tune.

Cole, who died on 5 August aged 90, is best remembered for his portrayal of small-time wheeler dealer and crook Arthur Daley in the TV series, alongside his likeable bodyguard Terry McCann, played by Waterman.

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Dennis Waterman: 'George Cole's funeral will be horrible but a wonderful celebration'

11 August 2015 4:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dennis Waterman has suggested that the funeral of his Minder co-star George Cole will be "horrible but a wonderful celebration".

Cole, who was best known for playing used-car salesman Arthur Daley in the hit ITV comedy-drama opposite Waterman's Terry McCann, passed away at the age of 90 last Thursday (August 6).

Speaking on Good Morning Britain about the late actor, Waterman said: "He was a wonderful man.

"I mean, it's easy to talk [about] him but it's what everybody would say. He was the most loved man in the profession, I would imagine. You won't ever hear anybody say a bad word about George.

"He was a wonderful actor, he had a fantastic career and he stayed the nicest person you could meet."

Waterman recalled: "We met, we sparred a bit together, you know - because we didn't know each other and we hadn't worked together - and then within two or »

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Arthur Daley, Del Boy and Rumpole – three characters straight out of Dickens

7 August 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

George Cole’s death is a reminder of a trio of brilliant comic creations who could easily have graced the great writer’s novels

The death of the actor George Cole has rightly resulted in a rush of clips and memories of his stand-out TV role: the bumbling crook Arthur Daley in Minder. But, for me, thoughts of Cole’s frequently belittled Mr Big always blur with two other peak-time characters of the same era who also had a comically troubled relationship with the law: David Jason’s Del Boy Trotter in Only Fools and Horses and Leo McKern’s Horace Rumpole in Rumpole of the Bailey.

Apart from the fact that they competed for audiences and awards over a period of more than a decade, a Venn diagram representing these three vivid creations would have other shared areas. Arthur overlapped with Del Boy as con artists with a low »

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George Cole's Arthur Daley – a wideboy loved by liberals and Thatcherites alike

6 August 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Minder’s wheeler-dealer opportunist charmed his way on screen just as the actor won the hearts of viewers with his crooked comic turn

“Right at the top,” said George Cole when asked where he placed his role as crooked second-hand car dealer Arthur Daley in Minder in his distinguished career. He was right. When first broadcast, it felt like a vehicle for Dennis Waterman, fresh out of The Sweeney, and given further opportunity to dish out right-handers to some of London’s nastiest villains.

Today, The Sweeney looks inadvertently comical and dated on repeated viewing. Minder might too, were it not for Daley, a timeless, silken comic creation. For a certain type of “bloke”, heaven can be found in a surprise Sunday-afternoon repeat of Minder, alone on a sofa with a sneaky can of lukewarm lager. It’s not the vicarious thrill of watching Terry punch his way out of trouble that they enjoy, »

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George Cole, actor who played Arthur Daley, dies aged 90

6 August 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former Minder co-star Dennis Waterman leads tributes to actor best known for playing small-time conman in the hit 1980s TV show

The actor George Cole, best known for playing the shifty “spiv” Arthur Daley in the long-running ITV series Minder, has died aged 90.

In a TV and film career spanning seven decades, he became a household name playing cockney wideboys from the loudly dressed Flash Harry in the early St Trinian’s films to the crooked car dealer Daley in Minder.

Related: George Cole – a career in pictures

A fond farewell to the marvellous George Cole. Immaculate as the young Scrooge, joyous as Flash Harry, unforgettable as Arthur Daley. Rip

How sad to hear George Cole has gone to that great cutting room in the sky. A lovely actor. A gentleman.

When I found out that George Cole used to live in our flat, I dug out my old Minder poster. »

- Caroline Davies

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R.I.P. George Cole (1925 – 2015)

6 August 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Celebrated British actor George Cole, best known for starring in TV’s Minder as Arthur Daley, has died at the age of 90.

Cole, who also featured in many of the early St. Trinians films as well as appearing opposite Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, died at the Royal Berkshire hospital after a short illness, surrounded by his family.

In Minder, Cole starred opposite Dennis Waterman for over a decade, with Waterman stating on his friend’s passing that he had “the privilege of spending Tuesday afternoon with him and Penny and, although very frail, his wit was as evident as ever. I am so sad to hear of George’s death. His family must be devastated, and I am absolutely certain that anybody who ever knew him, will feel the same. I’m so grateful to have been a friend of this wonderful man. We worked together for many years and »

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Minder Actor George Cole Dead at 90

6 August 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

George Cole, best known for his role of Arthur Daley in the series Minder, has died. He was 90. Agent Derek Webster said Cole passed away in the hospital after coming down with an illness. He was surrounded by his family at the time. Webster said in a statement obtained by E! News, "It is with deep regret that I have to announce the sad death of one of our most loved and respected actors. George Cole passed away yesterday at the Royal Berkshire Hospital after a short illness. His wife Penny and his son Toby were with him at his bedside." Adopted when he was just 10 days old, Cole grew up in London with comedy star Alastair Sim and wife Naomi. When he entered his teenage years, Cole appeared alongside his »

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British Actor George Cole, Star of ‘Minder,’ ‘St. Trinian’s,’ Dies at 90

6 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — British actor George Cole, best known for his role as a dishonest businessman in TV series “Minder,” died Wednesday at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, U.K., after a short illness. He was 90.

Cole played the part of lovable rogue Arthur Daley in “Minder,” in which he starred alongside Dennis Waterman, for 16 years. Cole was BAFTA-nominated for the role in 1983 and 1985. The show often drew audiences of 17 million.

Cole played another crooked character, Flash Harry, in four movies in the original “St. Trinian’s” school comedy franchise, which ran in the 1950s and ’60s. Other actors appearing in the films included Alastair Sim and Joyce Grenfell.

“He was one of those characters you never thought you are going to be without, both as an actor and a character,” Cole’s agent Derek Webster told the BBC. “He was a great guy to work with and a real genuine gentleman. »

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George Cole obituary

6 August 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor who entertained millions as the dodgy used-car dealer Arthur Daley in Minder

The actor George Cole, who has died aged 90, was most effective in two sorts of role: the exploiter and the exploited. He is likely to be remembered chiefly as the dodgy used car dealer Arthur Daley in the popular television series Minder (1979-94), always on the lookout for a “nice little earner”. But at the beginning of his acting career he was most often seen as the reverse: a wide-eyed and wobbly-lipped boyish acolyte of sometimes sinister manipulators in plays such as Mr Bolfry, Dr Angelus and The Anatomist; or a doleful young serviceman trying to keep his courage up in war films that included Morning Departure (1950), the story of trapped submariners.

Cole always protested that he had no ambition and would cheerfully have carried on playing for ever the first part he ever acted. This was only half the story, »

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George Cole dies at 90 by Jennie Kermode - 2015-08-06 13:41:29

6 August 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

George Cole in The Vampire Lovers

With his flashy cars, his fat cigars and his large VATs, Minder con man Arthur Daley became one of the most popular characters on British TV. Now, 21 years after the series came to an end. the man who played him, George Cole, has died.

Though best known for his television work, which also included roles in A Man Of Our Times, Blott On The Landscape and The Bounder, Cole also enjoyed a lengthy film career, appearing in the likes of Cleopatra, May Reilly and The Vampire Lovers. he was well known for his work in the popular St Trinians films of the Fifties and Sixties. Last year he joined the cast of Spencer Hawken's mystery thriller Road Rage and told friends how much he was looking forward to it.

Given up for adoption as a baby, Cole subsequently lost his adoptive father but had the good fortune, »

- Jennie Kermode

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George Cole – a career in pictures

6 August 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

British actor George Cole was best known for playing smalltime conman Arthur Daley in the hit 1980s TV show Minder. Minder ran on ITV for 10 series between 1979 and 1994, but Cole had a 70-year career on stage, in film and on TV, also known for his Flash Harry in St Trinian’s and appearances in TV show UFO

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George Cole – a career in pictures

6 August 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

British actor George Cole was best known for playing smalltime conman Arthur Daley in the hit 1980s TV show Minder. Minder ran on ITV for 10 series between 1979 and 1994, but Cole had a 70-year career on stage, in film and on TV, also known for his Flash Harry in St Trinian’s and appearances in TV show UFO

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George Cole, who played Minder's Arthur Daley, dies at the age of 90

6 August 2015 3:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Minder star George Cole has died at the age of 90.

The actor was best known for playing used-car salesman Arthur Daley in the hit ITV comedy-drama opposite Dennis Waterman's Terry McCann.

His agent Derek Webster confirmed that he died on Wednesday (August 5) surrounded by his family at Royal Berkshire Hospital, following a short illness.

When once asked what prompted him to accept the iconic role of Arthur, Cole said: "When I read the proposal for Minder, it said Arthur's favourite film was The Godfather, that he was behind the then-Home Secretary as far as law and order were concerned and that he dressed like a dodgy member of a Citizens' Advice Bureau. That made me want to do [it]."

Cole's movie career started in the 1940s, and he appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in his movie version of Henry V in 1944.

After the war, he had the lead role in radio comedy A Life of Bliss, »

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Kym Marsh: Sarah Harding critics 'a bit harsh'

4 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

George Cole has died aged 90. The TV and film actor - whose career spanned 70 years - is best known for his starring role in the British comedy-drama series 'Minder', in which he played the part of Arthur Daley for 16 years, between 1979 and 1994. Agent Derek Webster confirmed George's death, saying: ''It is with deep regret that I have to announce the sad death of one of our most loved and respected actors. ''George Cole passed away yesterday at the Royal Berkshire hospital after a short illness. His wife Penny and his son Toby were with him at his »

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