George A. Cooper

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George A. Cooper
Born George Alphonsus Cooper
(1925-03-07) 7 March 1925 (age 92)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1946–1995

George A. Cooper (born 7 March 1925) is a retired English actor and voice artist.[1]

One of his best-known roles was as the caretaker Mr. Griffiths in the long-running children's TV series Grange Hill. He also enjoyed acclaim as Geoffrey Fisher, the stern father of the eponymous antihero Billy Liar, in both the original West End stage version (1960) and the later sitcom (1973–74). He also had a recurring role in Coronation Street as Willie Piggott, between 1964 and 1971.[2]

His other credits include Danger Man, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, No Hiding Place, Doctor Who (in the serial The Smugglers), Softly, Softly, The Avengers, The Saint, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Troubleshooters, Steptoe and Son, Doomwatch, Public Eye, Budgie, Bless This House, Sykes, Rising Damp, The New Avengers, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, All Creatures Great and Small, Juliet Bravo, When the Boat Comes In, Terry and June, Taggart, Casualty and Heartbeat.[3]

He had roles in various films including: Violent Playground (1958), Hell Is a City (1960), The Cracksman (1963), Nightmare (1964), Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) with Christopher Lee and the film version of Bless This House (1972) with Sid James.[4][5]

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