11th August 2015
The hero of the St Trinians films, and he who was “Minded”, who appeared in feature films since the 1940’s, has passed away. George’s characters were either “gor blimey” or very posh and he acted with the best British actors of the time but invariably in supporting roles. As a youngster Cole was virtually adopted by Alistair Sim with whom he appeared in a number of films, he, Cole rarely, if ever received top, or star, billing for his films, but on television he achieved a nation-wide and everlasting popularity in the role of Arfur Daley. His “nice little earner” phrase has passed into common usage, as has ” ‘er indoors”.
George Cole will be missed by us all.