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George Cole OBE

22 April 1925 to 5 August 2015

A British actor best known for his enduring role as the dodgy used car dealer Arthur Daley on Minder (1979-1994), a performance which earned Cole two BAFTA nominations. His career began on stage in the 1940s where he met his friend and mentor Alistair Sim, and they would later star together in Scrooge (1951).

Read George Cole's Telegraph obituary here