Leslie Phillips

Leslie Samuel Phillips CBE (20 April 1924 – 7 November 2022) was an English actor, director, producer and author. He achieved prominence in the 1950s, playing smooth, upper-class comic roles utilising his "Ding dong" and "Hello" catchphrases. He appeared in the Carry On and Doctor in the House film series as well as the long-running BBC radio comedy series The Navy Lark. In his later career, Phillips took on dramatic parts including a BAFTA-nominated role alongside Peter O'Toole in Venus (2006). He provided the voice of the Sorting Hat in several of the Harry Potter films.

Leslie Phillips

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Phillips at the 60th British Academy Film Awards in 2007
Born
Leslie Samuel Phillips

(1924-04-20)20 April 1924
Died7 November 2022(2022-11-07) (aged 98)
London, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • author
  • director
  • producer[1]
Years active1937–2015[2][3][4]
Known forCarry On
Harry Potter
Spouses
  • Penelope Bartley
    (m. 1948; div. 1965)
  • (m. 1982; died 2011)
  • Zara Carr
    (m. 2013)
Children4

Early lifeEdit

Leslie Samuel Phillips was born in Tottenham on 20 April 1924,[5][6] the third child of Cecelia Margaret (née Newlove) and Frederick Samuel Phillips, who worked at Glover and Main, manufacturers of cookers in Edmonton.[7] Phillips described his street as "beyond the sonic reach of the Bow Bells but within the general footprint of cockneydom."[7] In 1931, the family moved to Chingford, where Phillips attended Larkswood Primary School.[8] Consequently, Phillips has described himself as both a cockney and an Essex boy.[9] In 1935, his father died at 44, having suffered from a weak heart and oedema brought on by the "filthy, sulphurous" air of the factory.[7]

After his father's death, Phillips was sent to the Italia Conti Academy at his mother's insistence.[7] There, he attended drama, dance and notably elocution to lose his cockney accent; at the time, a regional accent was considered an impediment to an aspiring actor.[9][10][11][12] Phillips took time to refine his Received Pronunciation accent, and later declared that "the biggest elocution lessons came from mixing with people who sounded right, people in theatrical circles and in the officers' mess during the war."[13] He left school at 14 in 1938.[7]

CareerEdit

Early workEdit

Phillips made his stage debut in 1937 as a wolf in Peter Pan alongside Anna Neagle at the London Palladium.[14][15] In the 1938–39 season, he was promoted to the role of John Napoleon Darling, alongside Jean Forbes-Robertson as Peter and Seymour Hicks as Captain Hook.[7] Acting allowed Phillips to earn extra money for his family, who had struggled financially after his father's death.[9]

Phillips made his first film appearance in the 1938 musical comedy Lassie from Lancashire.[16] He made further uncredited appearances in Climbing High (1938) and The Mikado (1939), among the earliest films made at Pinewood Studios.[7] Upon the 70th anniversary of the studios in 2006, Phillips considered himself one of the earliest actors to have worked there still alive and working.[7] A minor part in Ealing Studios' The Proud Valley (1940) afforded Phillips the chance to work alongside Paul Robeson, whom he greatly admired.[7]

In the early years of the Second World War, Phillips worked in the West End for Binkie Beaumont and H. M. Tennent.[9] The shows were frequently interrupted by air-raid sirens and Phillips later recalled that "audiences would evaporate and head for cellars or Underground stations".[7] Called up to the British Army in 1942, Phillips rose to the rank of lance-bombardier in the Royal Artillery. Due to his acquired upper class accent, Phillips was selected for officer training at Catterick and duly commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1943.[12] He was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry in 1944 but was later declared unfit for service just before D-Day after being diagnosed with a neurological condition that caused partial paralysis.[12] He was initially sent to a psychiatric hospital in error before moving to the correct facility for treatment.[7]

Demobbed as a lieutenant in December 1944, Phillips' acting career initially took in "the murkiest rat-infested old playhouses and music halls in the north of England".[7] He resumed his career as a film player, making uncredited appearances in Anna Karenina and Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes (both 1948).[6] His first lead role in a television serial was in the sitcom My Wife Jacqueline (1952).[7]

His big break in the films was in the Gene Kelly musical Les Girls (1957).[12] Although the film was a critical success, he decided against a move to Hollywood, in part as he considered himself primarily a theatre actor and did not want to become "the poor man's David Niven".[9][15] He began appearing in character roles in British comedy films including Brothers in Law and The Smallest Show on Earth (both 1957).[5] In 1959, Phillips was cast in a minor role as Jack Bell in Carry On Nurse, the second in the Carry On film series. The character's exclamation of "Ding dong" in the film became a popular catchphrase for Phillips.[5] He became strongly associated with smooth-talking, libidinous roles, and his catchphrases "Ding dong", "I say" and "Hello" entered common usage in the United Kingdom.[17] Phillips cemented his image in two further Carry On films, Carry On Teacher (1959) and Carry On Constable (1960) before telling producer Peter Rogers that he did not wish to appear in any more.[12][5] Carry On director Gerald Thomas cast Phillips in several other comedy films; Please Turn Over (1959) features Phillips as Dr. Henry Manners, a respectable family doctor portrayed as a philanderer in a book written by 17-year-old Jo Halliday (Julia Lockwood), while he plays father David Robinson opposite Geraldine McEwan in No Kidding (1960).[18][19]

Between 1959 and 1977, Phillips became familiar on radio, as Sub-Lieutenant Phillips in the comedy The Navy Lark alongside Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker.[20] He also appeared in the film version of The Navy Lark (1959), the only cast member of the radio series to do so.[21]

In 1960, Phillips was cast in Doctor in Love, the fourth film in the Doctor comedy series and the first without Dirk Bogarde.[5] He appeared in two further installments, Doctor in Clover (1966) and Doctor in Trouble (1970).[22] Phillips appeared in several comedy films directed by Ken Annakin, often cast alongside his Doctor co-star James Robertson Justice, including Very Important Person (1961), Raising the Wind (1961) and Crooks Anonymous (1962).[7] In 1962, Phillips and Justice starred with Stanley Baxter in Annakin's The Fast Lady, one of Britain's biggest box office hits of the year. [23] A loose sequel, Father Came Too!, followed in 1964.[24]

During the 1960s, Phillips appeared on television in two plays penned by the comedy writing team Galton and Simpson; "Impasse", broadcast as part of Comedy Playhouse in 1963, and "The Suit", a 1969 episode of The Galton & Simpson Comedy.[7] The latter was developed into a full series four years later, Casanova '73, starring Phillips as compulsive philanderer Henry Newhouse.[25] The programme was poorly received and attracted criticism from Mary Whitehouse of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association for its risque content.[7][26]

Later workEdit

By the early 1980s, Phillips considered his suave and lecherous roles to be "a bit of a rut" and looked to branch out into dramatic roles.[5] A relatively minor part in Out of Africa (1985) facilitated a larger role in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987).[13] To play an emaciated prisoner of war in the film, Phillips lost more than two stone.[6] He became busy as a character actor in both stage and television productions including Scandal (1989) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). In 1992, he returned to the Carry On series in the poorly-received Carry On Columbus.[27] Phillips also provided the voice for the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films, appearing in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).[5][28]

Phillips appeared in British television sitcoms including Honey for Tea with Felicity Kendal and appeared in guest roles in popular series such as The Bill, Holby City and Midsomer Murders. In 2006, he played veteran actor Ian alongside Peter O'Toole in Hanif Kureishi's film Venus.[5] For this role, he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 2007.[29] Phillips' autobiography, Hello, was published by Orion in 2006.[7]

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1998 Birthday Honours and was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.[14]

Phillips, in conjunction with Jules Williams and Back Door Productions,[30] co-produced the Sky Arts series Living The Life[31] which ran for three series, ending in 2013.

He continued to act until 2012[32][33] and continued to make television appearances until 2015 when he was interviewed on the BBC One programme VE Day: Remembering Victory.[2][3][4]

Personal life, illness and deathEdit

Phillips married his first wife, actress Penelope Bartley (1925–1981), on 30 May 1948.[34] The couple had four children.[14] In 1962, Phillips began a relationship with actress Caroline Mortimer, daughter of writer Penelope Mortimer and stepdaughter of John Mortimer, who was an understudy in a stage play in which Phillips starred. Phillips and Bartley separated at that point and were divorced in 1965.[34]

After his relationship with Mortimer ended, Phillips embarked on a relationship with Australian actress Vicki Luke,[35] with whom he lived for approximately three years.

Phillips moved in with actress Angela Scoular in 1977, at which time she was pregnant by another actor. He raised her son as his own.[36] While on tour in Australia in 1981, he was notified that Bartley had died in a fire. Phillips chose to continue in the production and did not attend her funeral. He later acknowledged that his family had never forgiven him for this decision.[34]

Phillips married Scoular in 1982. In 1992 Scoular, who suffered from bipolar disorder, attempted suicide but was not sectioned.[36] Scoular died on 11 April 2011 after drinking a corrosive drain cleaner and suffering unsurvivable 40% burns to her throat, body and dietary tract. She had suffered from bowel cancer and although was later declared cancer-free, she became anxious that the cancer had returned.[37] Phillips was too ill to attend the inquest into Scoular's death three months later. The coroner ruled that Scoular's death was not suicide, but rather that she had "killed herself while the balance of her mind was disturbed".[37]

Phillips received the Freedom of the City of London on 16 November 2010.[38] Phillips was a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, and made an appearance as part of the half-time entertainment during the team's home match against Swansea City on 1 April 2012.[39]

On 20 December 2013, at the age of 89, Phillips married his third wife, Zara Carr.[40]

Phillips suffered two strokes six months apart at the age of 90.[41] After a long illness, he died in his sleep at home in London on 7 November 2022, aged 98.[42][43][44]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1938 Lassie from Lancashire Small role Uncredited [33]
1938 The Citadel Small role Uncredited [33]
1938 Climbing High Small role Uncredited [33]
1939 The Mikado Boy Uncredited [33]
1939 The Four Feathers Boy at Parade Uncredited [33]
1940 The Proud Valley Small Role Uncredited [7]
1940 The Thief of Bagdad Urchin Uncredited [33]
1948 Anna Karenina Small Role Uncredited [33]
1948 The Red Shoes Audience Member Uncredited [6]
1949 Train of Events Fireman [33]
1950 The Woman with No Name Officer [33]
1951 Pool of London Harry [33]
1951 The Galloping Major Reporter Uncredited [33]
1952 The Sound Barrier Controller Uncredited [33]
1953 Time Bomb Police Sergeant Uncredited [33]
1953 The Limping Man Cameron [33]
1954 You Know What Sailors Are Embassy Secretary Uncredited [33]
1955 As Long as They're Happy Box Office Manager [45]
1955 Value for Money Robjohns [33]
1956 The Gamma People Howard Meade [33]
1956 The Big Money Receptionist [33]
1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street Harry Bevan [33]
1957 Brothers in Law Shop Assistant [33]
1957 The Smallest Show on Earth Robin Carter [33]
1957 High Flight Squadron Leader Blake [33]
1957 Les Girls Sir Gerald Wren [33]
1957 Just My Luck Hon. Richard Lumb [33]
1958 I Was Monty's Double Major Tennant [33]
1959 The Navy Lark Lt. Pouter [33]
1959 The Man Who Liked Funerals Simon Hurd [33]
1959 The Angry Hills Ray Taylor [33]
1959 Carry On Nurse Jack Bell [33]
1959 Carry On Teacher Alistair Grigg [33]
1959 The Night We Dropped a Clanger Squadron Leader Thomas [46]
1959 Please Turn Over Dr. Henry Manners [33]
1959 Ferdinando I, re di Napoli Pat [47]
1959 This Other Eden Crispin Brown [33]
1960 Inn for Trouble John Belcher [33]
1960 Carry On Constable PC Tom Potter [33]
1960 Doctor in Love Dr. Tony Burke [33]
1960 Watch Your Stern Lt. Cmdr. Bill Fanshawe [48]
1960 No Kidding David Robinson [33]
1961 A Weekend with Lulu Timothy Gray [33]
1961 Very Important Person Flying Officer Jimmy Cooper DFC [33]
1961 Raising the Wind Mervyn Hughes [33]
1962 Crooks Anonymous Dandy Forsdyke [33]
1962 In the Doghouse Jimmy Fox-Upton [33]
1962 The Longest Day RAF Officer Mac [33]
1962 The Fast Lady Freddie Fox [33]
1964 Father Came Too! Roddy Chipfield [33]
1965 You Must Be Joking! Young Husband [33]
1966 Doctor in Clover Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke [33]
1967 Maroc 7 Raymond Lowe [33]
1970 Some Will, Some Won't Simon Russell [33]
1970 Doctor in Trouble Dr. Tony Burke [33]
1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Dickie [33]
1973 Not Now, Darling Gilbert Bodley [33]
1974 Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! Sir William Mainwaring-Brown [33]
1975 Spanish Fly Mike Scott [33]
1976 Not Now, Comrade Commander Rimmington [33]
1985 Out of Africa Sir Joseph [33]
1987 Empire of the Sun Maxton [33]
1989 Scandal Lord Astor [33]
1990 Mountains of the Moon Mr. Arundell [33]
1991 King Ralph Gordon Halliwell [33]
1992 Carry On Columbus King Ferdinand [33]
1996 August Professor Alexander Blathwaite [33]
1997 Caught in the Act Sydney Fisher [33]
1997 The Jackal Woolburton [33]
1998 The Orgasm Raygun The Inventor's Voice [33]
2000 Saving Grace Vicar [33]
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Wilson [28]
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Sorting Hat Voice [28]
2002 Thunderpants Judge [33]
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Sorting Hat Voice [28][49]
2003 Collusion Herbert Ames [50]
2004 Millions Leslie Phillips [33]
2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years Lord W'ruff [33]
2005 Colour Me Kubrick Freddie [33]
2006 Venus Ian [5]
2008 Is There Anybody There? Reg [33]
2011 Late Bloomers Leo [51]
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Sorting Hat Voice [28][49]
2012 After Death Jeremiah Jones Final acting role [52][49]
2022 Darkheart Manor Jeremiah Jones Archive footage only[53] [54]

Selected televisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1948 Morning Departure Stoker Snipe TV film [33]
1952 My Wife Jacqueline Tom Bridger All 6 episodes [33]
1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir William Episode: "Friar Tuck" [6]
1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood Count de Waldern Episode: "Checkmate" [6]
1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood Wat Longfellow Episode: "A Village Wooing" [6]
1958 The Invisible Man Sparrow Episode: "Blind Justice" [33]
1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood Herbert Episode: "The Reluctant Rebel" [6]
1963 Comedy Playhouse Mr. Ferris Episode: "Impasse" [7]
1963 Our Man at St. Mark's Reverend Andrew Parker 7 episodes [6]
1969 The Galton & Simpson Comedy Howard Episode: "The Suit" [55]
1970 The Culture Vultures Dr. Michael Cunningham All 5 episodes [55]
1972 Father, Dear Father Basil Episode: "Unaccustomed as I Am" [55]
1973 Casanova '73 Henry Newhouse All 7 episodes [33]
1979 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Mr. Tumnus Voice; TV film [56]
1985 Mr. Palfrey of Westminster Rupert Styles Episode: "Return to Sender" [33]
1987 Super Gran P.O.W. Episode: "Supergran and the Birthday Dambuster" [57]
1988 Rumpole of the Bailey Boxey Horne Episode: "Rumpole and Portia" [33]
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... Sir Horace Cutler Episode: "GLC: The Carnage Continues..." [55]
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... Dean Episode: "Oxford" [55]
1990–1991 Chancer James Blake 18 episodes [58]
1990 Life After Life Wing Commander Boyle TV pilot [33]
1994 Bermuda Grace Sir Philip Harding TV film [33]
1994 Honey for Tea Sir Dickie Hobhouse All 7 episodes [59]
1994 The House of Windsor Lord Montague Bermondsey All 6 episodes [33]
1994 Love on a Branch Line Lord Flamborough All 4 episodes [33]
1994 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Justin Whittaker 3 episodes [60]
1996 The Canterville Ghost George, Lord Canterville TV film [33]
1999 Dalziel and Pascoe James Westropp Episode: "Recalled to Life" [33]
2000 Take a Girl Like You Lord Archie Edgerstone Episode: "Part 3" [55]
2001–2004 Revolver The Safecracker 7 episodes [61]
2003 Midsomer Murders Major Godfrey Teal Episode: "Painted in Blood" :Episode #6.3 [33]
2006 Heartbeat Denzil Witty Episode: "Risky Business" [62]
2006 The Catherine Tate Show Teddy Morris Episode: "Mum, I'm Gay" [33]
2006 Walking with Shadows Mr. Barness TV film [63]
2007 The Last Detective Alistair Robertson Episode: "The Dead Peasants Society" [64]
2008 Harley Street Dudley Grainger Episode: #1.2 [33]
2009 Things Talk Grandfather Clock Voice; TV film [33]
2015 VE Day: Remembering Victory Himself - Interviewee Final television appearance [33]

Selected radioEdit

Other voice workEdit

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