Born: March 16, 1952
Famous for: Proving cops can be nice guys too
One of the most recognisable faces from The Bill, Graham Cole is one of the show's most enduring cast members. Indeed it would be fair to describe him as a policing veteran, as he has been pounding the beat - on the small screen at least - since 1987. While on TV he is one of the series' most likable characters, Graham is also a regular on the stage where he is best-known for his villains in musicals like Aladdin.