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Tristan John DeVere Cole (also spelled Tristan J. de vere Cole; born 16 March 1935) is an English television director, now retired, who is believed to be an illegitimate son of the painter Augustus John. [1] His "official" father was Horace DeVere Cole, the famous Edwardian Era hoaxer and practical joker best known for the "Dreadnought Hoax" . He now lives in Sutton Scotney, not far from Anne Stow, his partner and first grandchild of Neville Chamberlain, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His "father" Horace was also Chamberlain's Brother in Law.

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He served in the Royal Navy served in the Royal Navy 1951- 1960, then worked at Bristol Old Vicat as Assistant Stage Manager & Actor, then started a career in television. is best known for Orion's Belt (1985), the TV series Z-Cars (1962), and Dykket (1989). Most of his filmography is TV series such as episodes of Trainer (1992), Bergerac (1988-1992), Rockliffe's Folly (1988), Howards' Way (1985-1988), The Spoils of War (1981), Secret Army (1979), Survivors (1977), Angels (1976), Trinity Tales (1975), John Halifax, Gentleman (1974), Emmerdale Farm (1972-1973), Take Three Girls (1969) and Doctor Who (1968).

<i>Orions Belt</i> (film) 1985 Norwegian film

Orion's Belt is a 1985 Norwegian dual-language, political action thriller film, directed by Ola Solum and Tristan DeVere Cole. It is based on Jon Michelet's 1977 novel by the same name. The film follows three Svalbard-based shabby seamen, played by Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal and Hans Ola Sørlie, who discover a Soviet bearing station. They are subsequently targets of Soviet liquidation and American interrogation in an attempt to quiet them and retain the political status quo. The Cold War topics were a critique of the Norwegian policy of allowing a Soviet presence on Svalbard.

<i>Z-Cars</i> British television drama series

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<i>Bergerac</i> (TV series) British television show set in Jersey

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