RIP 'Flash' Harry

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Actor George Cole has passed away. Moggy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33803144
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That's the saddest news i've heard for ages, he was one of my all time favourites, especially acting the role of Arfur Daley. He will be sorely missed by many. R.I.P. George. Jim. Lincoln .7

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Fine actor and been around a long time.
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Bye Bye Arfur and Flash
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He was indeed a very good actor whose talents well exceeded his Arthur Daley persona. Indeed St Trinians was courtesy of the great comic actor Alistair Sim who was Cole's adoptive father and to whom he owed his career. Life of Bliss anyone.......??;)
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With Percy Edwards as Psyche the Dog? No, don't remember it at all :o Moggy

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Now this is sad news indeed. Loved all the things I ever saw him in. Anyone remember 'Cottage to Let? A positive who's who of British character acting. George Cole, ( a child role), Alistair Sym, Leslie Banks and John Mills, (as a baddie!). Lovely film and all the above among my favourites. RIP, George. You gave pleasure to millions.
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Yes I do indeed - I think it was Sim's launch of his protege into the business, wasn't it? Percy Edwards! Indeed.......but I know you're far too young to remember, Moggy!!:D
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Cole joined the RAF in 1943, where he trained as a wireless operator. When it was discovered that his eyesight wasn't good he was removed from flying duties and transferred to Coastal Command HQ in Northwood before going to Allied occupied Germany to run the bar in an officers' mess.
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I wont be sad. Be happy for a life well lived. Salut!

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Believe so, Charlie. Everyone has a favourite line from 'Minder'. Mine comes from a Christmas special, (I think), when fir some reason a boat was required. Arthur, spying the craft for the first time, says, "Ah, Purse e fone! Nice name!" I cannot begin to explain why, but this cracked me up then and does still. I simply cannot think of Persephone any other way.
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Hi All, One of the UK's most underrated actors IMO but loved him in Minder, I saw a clip on the news playing:- Terry and Arthur on a train, German passenger is introduced and says Gutten Morgan, Arthur reply's with a shake of the hand very pleased to meet you Mr Morgan...:D He will always be remembered as someone special to a lot of people of all ages RIP Mr Cole. Geoff.