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.


Unknown said...

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

Jeff Meyerson said...

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