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Category: Comedy
Reference No: 4472
Status: Available
Price: £15.00
  George Cole

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Outstanding British character actor.

Trained for a stage career at the Morden Council School, the 14-year-old Cole made his London stage debut in the 1939 production of White Horse Inn. He rose to juvenile stardom as a young evacuee in 1940's Cottage to Let, repeating the role in the 1941 film version.

As an adult, Cole specialized in light, semi-comic characterizations on both stage and screen. His best film roles include the mother-dominated protagonist in the "Kite" segment of Quartet (1948) and shifty salesman Flash Harry in the first two St. Trinians farces of the 1960s.

Cole reached the zenith of his fame as the very dodgy Arthur Daley in television’s Minder series, which ran from 1979 to 1984. His other weekly television credits include Don't Forget to Write (1977-1979), The Bounder (1982-1988), Heggerty Haggerty (1984-1985), Comrade Dad (1986), and Root Into Europe (1992).

This is a very fine original press colour photograph (9" x 8") for George Cole's comedy series Root Into Europe, nicely signed in black ink to a clear area of the image. The signature was obtained in person.

The top of the image has been trimmed, but the job has been very neatly done and overall condition is excellent.

A less common signed George Cole image.