Leslie Phillips, Who Provided the Voice of the Sorting Hat in the “Harry Potter” Film Series, Passed Away at the Age of 98
Angelina Jolie and Leslie Phillips co-starred in the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, in which Leslie Phillips also appeared in. His supporting performance alongside Peter O’Toole in the film “Venus” in 2006 earned him both a nomination for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a British Independent Film Award.
Leslie Phillips, a veteran English actor who was best known for starring in the “Carry On” and “Harry Potter” film series as well as the BBC radio comedy series “The Navy Lark,” passed away at the age of 98. He was best known for his roles in these film series. According to his agent Jonathan Lloyd, he passed away peacefully while he was sleeping, as reported by Deadline.
Phillips was born on April 20, 1924, in Tottenham, Middlesex, and he made his stage acting debut in 1937. His birthday is April 20. He was cast in the role of the wolf in a production of Peter Pan. 1938 was the year he made his debut in the movies.
“Lassie from Lancashire” was the name of the musical comedy that was being performed. In spite of the fact that he occasionally appeared in films, he did not become famous until the 1957 release of the musical film Les Girls in Hollywood.
Phillips rose to fame in both the United Kingdom and the United States thanks to his distinctive voice, roles as slick upper-class British characters, and sassy catchphrases such as “Ding Dong,” “Heee-llo,” and “I Say” from films such as Carry On Teacher, Carry On Columbus, and Carry On Nurse. These films were all part of the Carry-On series.
In the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which was released in 2001, Phillips also made an appearance alongside Angelina Jolie. According to a report by Variety, Phillips is most well-known for his 17-year stint as a dumb officer on the BBC radio program ‘The Navy Lark,’ which he shared with Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee. In addition to his appearance in the ‘Doctor’ series, Phillips is reportedly best known for this role.
His supporting performance alongside Peter O’Toole in the film “Venus” in 2006 earned him both a nomination for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a British Independent Film Award.
In addition to this, you may have seen him in cameo roles in films such as “Empire of the Sun” by Steven Spielberg and “Out of Africa” by Sydney Pollack. His performance as Falstaff in the Stratford production of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor was one of his most well-received appearances on stage.