Thursday, August 06, 2015

George Cole, R. I. P.

The New York Times: George Cole, a British actor who as the young Scrooge foreshadowed Alastair Sim’s aging, coldhearted moneylender in a celebrated film version of “A Christmas Carol,” and who later developed a following as British television’s favorite rogue, died on Wednesday in Reading, England. He was 90.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

2 comments:

Daniel Stumpf said...

Cole was mentored by Alistair Sim, and they work quite well together in LAUGHTER IN PARADISE.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I didn't know about the Sims connection - of course I knew they'd acted together - before reading this obituary.

Jeff