Leslie Phillips, who appeared in “Harry Potter” and “Carry On,” has died. Fox News Digital can confirm that Leslie Phillips, who was known for playing the Sorting Hat in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died.
On Tuesday, Phillips’s agent, Jonathan Lloyd, said that Phillips had died “peacefully at home” on Monday. He had lived for 98 years. Lloyd told Fox News Digital, “He was at peace and with his loving wife Zara.” “A true legend’s best example.”
Source says that Phillips has played 174 different roles in his career. He is best known for his roles in “Venus,” “Carry-On” movies, “Doctor in the House,” and other films. Before he died, he also finished “Darkheart Manor,” but it hasn’t come out yet.
The English actor was also known for his catchphrases, such as “Ding dong,” “Well, hello,” and “I say!” In his memoir, which came out in 2012, he talked about how well “Ding dong” did.
“The first time I said those two words, I never would have thought that the public would associate me so strongly with them for the next 50 years and counting,” he wrote, as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. “I still get Ding-Donged all the time as I walk through the streets of London.”
Phillips was born on April 20, 1924, in Tottenham, which is in the north of London. Before being a lieutenant in World War II, he went to the Italia Conti Stage School to study acting, dancing, and public speaking.
After the war, he started getting lead parts on stage and in movies. In 1957, “Les Girls,” a Gene Kelly musical, gave him his big break.
In the 1980s, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and played parts such as Falstaff in “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Phillips’s wife and four adult children from a previous relationship are the only people who will remember him.
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