George Cole: Funeral
Julian Bray writes: I was very sorry to hear of the passing of George Cole, aged 90, I had the pleasure of working with him and Denis Waterman on the second series of Minder.
Not a bit like his on screen image. I'll remember him as a gentle kind theatrical professional, who looked after the whole production crew but used to drive the scriptwriters crazy as he and Denis would add "little bits of business" into an already well crafted book, adding visual and verbal gags to the production.
|"Does ninety, even with a sound recordist (Paul La Mare) sitting crouched over his recording console in a propped open boot, local constabulary were very understanding when they had 'reports of a body in the open boot of a car'' belting along a Surrey dual carriageway. Could only be the Minder Production Crew...|
His television and film work was a small part of a long and distinguished theatrical career starting in 1939 at the Grand Theatre Blackpool in a touring performance of The White Horse Inn as GOAT BOY...
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