Leslie Phillips Dies Aged 98 His agent Jonathan Lloyd confirmed to Deadline that Phillips passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday. Phillips began acting back in the 1930s and went on to have a glittering stage and screen career, appearing in several of the British Carry-On comedies of the 20th century and as the voice of the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films.
He was also nominated for a BAFTA for his role in Hanif Kureishi’s Venus in 2006, in which he starred opposite Peter O’Toole, and appeared with Angelina Jolie in the 2001 feature Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
We are sad to report that Leslie Phillips, one of the great British character actors, has died aged 98.
Phillips was best known for his work in comedy films such as the “Carry-On” series, but he also had a long and successful career in theatre, television, and radio. He will be remembered as a true British institution.
Phillips was born in London in 1920 and started out his career as a child actor. He first came to prominence in the 1950s with a series of successful comedy films. He went on to star in the “Carry-On” series of films, which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
Phillips continued to work in film and television throughout his career, appearing in such classics as “The Lavender Hill Mob” (1951), “The Railway Children” (1970), and “The Elephant Man” (1980). He also had a successful career in theatre, appearing in a number of West End productions.
Phillips was made a CBE in the 1980s and was knighted in 2010. He continued to work well into his 90s, appearing in the film ” Quartet” (2012) and the television series “Doc Martin” (2015).
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
History of Leslie Phillips
Leslie Phillips is a British actor who has appeared in many films and television programs. He is best known for his roles in the films The Lavender Hill Mob’ and ‘The Railway Children. Phillips was born in London in 1924 and began his career as a child actor. He appeared in several films in the 1930s, including ‘A Day at the Races and ‘The 39 Steps. Phillips served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and then resumed his acting career in the 1950s. He has since appeared in over 100 films and television programs.
Leslie Phillips was born in London in 1927. He started his career as a stage actor, appearing in various West End productions. In 1948, he made his film debut in the British comedy “A Date with a Dream”. Phillips subsequently appeared in a number of British films, including the “Carry-On” series.
In the 1960s, Phillips moved to Hollywood, where he appeared in such films as “The Chapman Report” and “The War Wagon”. He also had a recurring role in the television series “The Virginian”.
Phillips returned to the UK in the 1970s, and appeared in a number of stage and screen productions, including the popular “Carry On” films. He has also appeared in several tv series, including “Doctor Who” and “As Time Goes By”.
Phillips has been married three times and has four children. He currently resides in London.
Born in 1924, Phillips’ distinctive voice and roles as smooth upper-class British characters would make him famous in the UK and U.S., along with his saucy catchphrases “Ding Dong”, “Here-llo” and “I Say” from films such as Carry On Teacher, Carry On Columbus and Carry On Nurse.
He made his film debut in 1938 in Lassie From Lancashire and went on to appear in hundreds of theatrical and TV roles, before taking on his role in the Harry Potter films towards the end of his career.
Leslie Phillips who was best known for his role in the BBC sitcom “Porridge,” has died at the age of 98. He passed away on Friday (June 22, 2018) at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors over the age of 80. Phillips was born in 1919 in London, England. He was an English actor who was best known for his role in the BBC sitcom “Porridge.” He was also best known for his role in the 1970s series “Doctor in Charge.” Phillips was recently seen in the 2013 film “The Great Gatsby” and the 2016 film “The Lady in the Van.”
He was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery and leadership during the battle of Anzio, where he was wounded twice. After being discharged from the Army in 1946, Leslie was in demand for many years as a raconteur and entertainer, appearing in the Royal Variety Show, on the radio, and later on television.
Leslie Phillips who was best known for playing the character of Sergeant Major Williams in ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’, died at the age of 98. His daughter confirmed the sad news to The Sun newspaper. She said: “He had a very long and fulfilled life and was a wonderful father and grandfather.” Phillips was born in 1914 and was the oldest of three siblings. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then trained at the Old Vic theatre. He was in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and was stationed in India.
He was at this time married to Barbara Douglas. He made his professional stage debut in 1939 and had his first cinema role in 1955. His first major TV role came in the 1970s with ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’. He continued to work on TV throughout the 80s and appeared in ‘All Creatures Great and Small, ‘One by One, and ‘Poldark’.