Half Moon presents:
In Conversation with Graham Cole OBE
Graham Cole OBE
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Misty Moon Presents "So You Think You Know Me" With Graham Cole OBE
For 25 years he pounded the Sun Hill Beat playing PC 595 Tony Stamp in the much loved Police drama series, The Bill. But what of his life before?
12 years of Theatre, musicals, Summer seasons, Repertory Theatre, well over 160 odd characters, Film and many cameo roles, working with well known stars of the past and future. 40 years in the industry.
Spend some time with Graham Cole OBE and you'll know him a little better.
After the performance Graham will meet and greet the audience.
Graham Cole OBE
He is best known as PC Tony Stamp in the ITV police drama The Bill, a role he played initially as a recurring character from 1984, and then as a regular from 1988 until 2009. Cole appeared in more episodes of the programme than any other actor. He had previously spent 12 years in Repertory Theatre, and musicals.
He appeared in numerous episodes of Doctor Who in the early 1980s, often in uncredited roles, such as Marshman and Cyberman. He has also played Melkur in The Keeper of Traken and finally a Jacondan in The Twin Dilemma. He also made a guest appearance in the final series of Sooty and Co as a detective called Maurice in the episode "Delgrub".
He presented and narrated the police video programme Police Stop!. He appeared regularly on Noel's House Party in sketches with Andrew Paul. Cole was gunged on the show, which was arranged by his mother-in-law. He has also made a guest appearance in ITV series Law & Order: UK as a barman in one episode.
Cole is a singer. In his early career Graham appeared as the Emperor of China in a record-breaking 1978/79 season of "Aladdin" at the Grand Theatre in Swansea. Other pantomime appearances have included the role of "Beast" in "Beauty & The Beast" at the Woodville Halls in Gravesend, Kent To date he has appeared in 36 pantomimes. he Played 'Scrooge' to critical acclaim at Garrick Theatre Litchfield in 2012 and Abanazer for Theater Royal Norwich 2013, 2014 He Played General Waverley In Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas 'at The Festival Theatre Edinburgh.
He then returned to the role in 2015/16 to record breaking houses at The Dominion Theatre London.
He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1997 when he was surprised by Michael Aspel.
In 2017, Cole was interviewed for a three-part edition of The Bill Podcast about his life and career.