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Born in Willesden, London, England, UK
Birth NameGraham Coleman Smith
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Graham Cole was born on March 16, 1952 in Willesden, London, England as Graham Coleman Smith. He is an actor, known for The Bill (1984), TV Burp (2001) and Law & Order: UK (2009). He has been married to Cherry since 1989. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Cherry (1989 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Graham met his wife in 1979 when he was an entertainer at an English holiday camp where Cherry was having a break with her parents.
He developed a condition called pulsatile tinnitus that started to affect his hearing - his doctor warned that he could become deaf. Graham took time off from filming The Bill to have an operation on his ear which fully restored his hearing.
They have two children Matthew, 24, and Laura, 22.
Prior to his acting debut, he worked in an Essex hospital's fracture clinic as a plaster technician. After taking part in a hospital panto one year, his colleagues were so impressed with his performance they urged him to pursue an acting career.
Trained as a police Class 1 driver so as to make his performance as PC Tony Stamp in The Bill (1984) more authentic.
When he was working as a plaster technician - in the early 70's - he set up Malcolm McDowell's traction body-cast for the last scenes of "A Clockwork Orange". But he did not meet either McDowell or Stanley Kubrick, nor indeed see his handywork because a typically closed film set.

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