So many people procrastinate about whether to go to the gym or for a run... or not to bother, or to go tomorrow instead.... just get on and do it and you'll feel so much better for having done so afterwards. The legendary George Cole interviewed by on Aspel & Company 1st February 1986. EXCLUSIVE: Did Lily James bend Tier Two rules? Born in 1925 Cole, who was adopted as a baby and grew up in Morden, south London, began his career in musical theatre when he left school, before getting his break in films in the 1940s. Devastated. Looking for something to watch? “He behaved terribly to people who got in the way of him making a quick quid - and the audience still loved him.”, He added: “He was actually written as a loveable rogue but personally I’m not so sure about the ‘loveable’ part. Five years later he and Penny Morrell  said 'I do,' and the couple remained happily married until his death. ‘At our age, we do not socialise except with our children and grandchildren. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. She went to Edinburgh University where she received an MA in French. Launching Sheerluxe was hard work, "the site launched in February 2007 after about a year of planning but we didn’t even think about revenue until it had been live for 18 months and had gained some traction with readers. Get inspired by celebrities, editors & our customers. The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. He stayed with Scottish star and his family until he was in his late 20s and attributed his early success to his mentor. In Montana and Washington State, during his broadcast career, Cole hosted and produced over 300 biographical interviews. Minder co-stars Patrick Malahide (left) and Dennis Waterman (right) outside the Reading Crematorium, A mourner comforted another woman outside the funeral service (left) while Patrick Malahide, who did a nine-year stint as Detective Sergeant Albert 'Cheerful Charlie' Chisholm in the popular TV series Minder, arrived at the crematorium (right), Friends and family arrive at the funeral to say their final farewells to the popular actor who died on August 5. He also starred in a number of St Trinian's films as shady businessman Flash Harry. Cole, who was made an OBE in 1992, was twice married. “I’m so grateful to have been a friend of this wonderful man. They had such a close relationship that eventually Cole opted to build and live in a house next door to Sim and his wife, continuing to appear in a number of films together. Cole's character, an ambitious but feckless small-time crook, spent each episode dreaming up another get-rich-quick scheme while avoiding the attentions of the police - in the form of Patrick Malahide's Mr Chisholm - and the never seen but often mentioned 'er indoors. I firmly believe hard work pays off in the end. He said: “I had the privilege of spending Tuesday afternoon with him and Penny and, although very frail, his wit was as evident as ever. Proposal: Mr Morris has started to build a metal barn 20ft high for his saw mill business. Dominic West's wife Catherine FitzGerald smiles as she picks... Are Brexit trade talks on the brink of collapse? Our master bedroom and sitting area face towards it. Minder came to an end after 107 episodes. Video, Tech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race, 'Young black people need role models to see' Video, 'Young black people need role models to see', What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? A great holiday for all the family in the most stunning setting. It's written by a female journalist who was kidnapped and held prisoner by terrorists in Somalia. for my birthday. In total they appeared in 11 films together, including St Trinian's - a series based on the fictional girls' school created by cartoonist Ronald Searle. “It used to be worrying when I got letters from young kids saying Arthur Daley was just like their dad. You can unsubscribe at any time. He continued working in later life, taking guest roles in shows such as Midsomer Murders, New Tricks - which also starred Waterman - and Heartbeat. George appeared in the 1943 film The Demi-Paradise opposite Laurence Olivier and in Olivier’s film version of Henry V the following year before his acting career was briefly halted by National Service. 'His wit hadn't left him at all, most of his weight had but his wit was still there. "He loved horse racing, that was his big hobby, crosswords and his family. “He has always been very quiet and needs peace and quiet. 'He didn't follow the press and if you saw him on set you would see him sitting doing the Times crossword very quietly. He began acting when he left school aged 14 and got a job as an understudy in a musical in Blackpool, sharing his dressing room with the animal extras - two goats and six pigeons. But Mrs Cole said: ‘The building looks like an escapee from an industrial estate. His catchphrases on the show, such as ''er indoors' and 'nice little earner', became part of popular British culture. Coronavirus spreads after Covid-sceptic bishop's funeral in Montenegro, WhatsApp lets messages vanish after seven days, Back to the Future actress Elsa Raven dies, Woman arrested for taking mum, 97, from care home, US election results: Tables turned as Trump voters start to worry. Mr Morris runs a saw mill business two miles away in Nettlebed and lives yards from the Coles. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Add the first question. His career has spanned more than 70 years and before his death he had urged a director to 'get a move on,' because he wanted to make one more film. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. As a 14-year-old he was taken in by comedy star Alastair Sim and his wife Naomi, who became a second mother to him, and Cole went on to star in a series of films and theatre shows with the Scottish star. Social media goes into overdrive with memes mocking slow countof ballots in... Nancy on the brink? Just eight years later they were cast together in the hit ITV show, Minder. If you weren't an entrepreneur, what would you be doing? More at www.minder.org The hearse carrying George Cole's body arrived at the crematorium in Reading earlier this morning, The funerary procession is held for Minder star George Cole at a crematorium in Reading, Berkshire, Cole's wicker casket is carried into the crematorium where family, friends and fellow actors are waiting for his service, The wreath strewn coffin was carried in for the funeral service to George Cole which began this morning at 11.30am, The order of service for the funeral of George Cole OBE whose family are passing donations onto the Injured Jockey's Fund, 'It's a wonderful day I suppose but a horrible one.