George Cole


  1. John Mills, The Baby and the Battleship, 1956.      When Cole suddenly  abandoned ship as Puncher Roberts, his friend, Jon Pertwee, also quit as Knocker White – two sailors who… well, the title was the pitch.
  2. Joe Melia, The Wildcats of St Trinian’s, 1980.       For the first St Trinian’s school farce since the 1954-1966 series, writer-director Frank Launder obviously wanted  Cole to continue his wondrous spiv creation, Flash Harry. He was otherwise engaged. With the role of his life: Arthur Dailey in TV’s Minder, 1979-1994. To half-inch an Arthur phrase, when it came to memorable UK characters, the world was Cole’s lobster. 
  3. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.
  4. Aubrey Morris, Lifeforce, 1984.  

 Birth year: 1925Death year: 2015Other name: Casting Calls:  4