Bill star, Graham Cole, entered show business in 1974 as a red-coat entertainer. Over his career he has appeared in 16 Pantomimes and became known as one of the best “Baddies” on stage.
Graham spent 15 years in Repertory Theatre learning his craft and played hundreds of roles including “Tony” in Abigail’s Party and almost every villain that was created in the Agatha Christie novels. He has also played both “Pilate” and “Ciaphas” in different productions of Jesus Christ Superstar as well as many other key theatre roles too numerous to mention.
On television he has played many and varied roles including numerous panel shows, Cyber Man in Doctor Who and had many guest appearances, most notably with the late Kenny Everett and knocking on the door in “Noels House party”. Graham has also supported and been involved in many charity events over the years.
However Graham is best known for his role as PC Tony Stamp in “The Bill” – a character that he has played since 1986 until the change in the format of the series in 2009. Tony is proud of the fact that, over the years he has done every stunt including all the car stunts, without the need for a stuntman as a “double”.
Graham’s autobiography “On The Beat” was release in October 2009.
Graham takes an evening with interviewer/illusionist/evangelist Steve Legg and tells his story of how he found his faith; what is was like working on “The Bill” and what the future holds for him now.