Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips is a highly-respected British actor with a career that spans over six decades. He is known for his upper-class accent and suave charm. Despite his public persona of being a debonair aristocrat however ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1924 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (55)

Late Bloomers 2012 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

The Sorting Hat (Actor)

Is Anybody There? 2009 (Movie)

Reg (Actor)

Color Me Kubrick 2007 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

By the Pricking of My Thumbs 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Venus 2006 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Millions 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 2001 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Churchill: The Hollywood Years 2004 (Movie)

Lord W'ruff (Actor)

Cinderella 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Voice of The Sorting Hat (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

The Sorting Hat (Actor)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

Take a Girl Like You 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Dalziel & Pascoe: Recalled to Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

Vicar (Actor)

Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackal 1997 (Movie)

Woolburton (Actor)

A Fatal Caper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

August 1996 (Movie)

Professor Alexander Blathwaite (Actor)

Caught In the Act 1995 (Movie)

Sydney Fisher (Actor)

The Changeling 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Carry on Columbus 1993 (Movie)

King Ferdinand (Actor)

King Ralph 1991 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

Mr Arundell (Actor)

Rumpole and Portia 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

Lord Astor (Actor)

Empire of the Sun 1987 (Movie)

Maxton (Actor)

Monte Carlo 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Africa 1985 (Movie)

Sir Joseph Byrne (Actor)

Not Now, Comrade 1976 (Movie)

Commander Rimmington (Actor)

Spanish Fly 1975 (Movie)

Mike Scott (Actor)

Doctor in Trouble 1969 (Movie)

Dr Burke (Actor)

Doctor in Clover 1967 (Movie)

Doctor Gaston Grimsdyke (Actor)

Maroc 7 1966 (Movie)

Raymond Lowe (Actor)

Carry on Teacher 1962 (Movie)

Alistair Grigg (Actor)

Crooks Anonymous 1962 (Movie)

Dandy Forsdyke (Actor)

The Fast Lady 1962 (Movie)

Freddy Fox (Actor)

Very Important Person 1962 (Movie)

Jimmy Cooper (Actor)

Carry on Constable 1961 (Movie)

Constable Potter (Actor)

No Kidding 1961 (Movie)

David Robinson (Actor)

Raising the Wind 1961 (Movie)

Mervyn (Actor)

Carry On Nurse 1959 (Movie)

Jack Bell (Actor)

The Angry Hills 1958 (Movie)

Ray Taylor (Actor)

High Flight 1957 (Movie)

Squadron Leader Blake (Actor)

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

Sir Gerald Wren (Actor)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street 1957 (Movie)

Harry Bevan (Actor)

As Long As They're Happy 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brothers in Law 1956 (Movie)

Shopman (Actor)

Smallest Show on Earth 1956 (Movie)

Robin Carter (Actor)

Bermuda Grace (TV Show)

Actor

Summer's Lease (TV Show)

Actor

The Canterville Ghost (TV Show)

Actor

VE Day: Remembering Victory (TV Show)

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Biography

Leslie Phillips is a highly-respected British actor with a career that spans over six decades. He is known for his upper-class accent and suave charm. Despite his public persona of being a debonair aristocrat however, he came from a poor family. His high-class accent is the result of elocution lessons his mother made him take in order to procure better work. It paid off, and by 1938, he was earning money for the family through acting. At that time he was mainly a stage performer, working in dingy halls and playhouses, but also on the screen in various uncredited roles. He received his first on-screen credit in the dramatic TV movie "Morning Departure" in 1948, and began to be featured in mainly light comedic roles. In 1952, he landed in his first recurring TV role, playing the son in the short-lived comedy/drama series "My Wife Jacqueline." Some of his earlier credits include the TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" in 1955, the 1962 John Wayne war film "The Longest Day," and the 1970 comedy "Doctor in Trouble," where he received top billing. After he married Bond girl Angela Scoular in 1982, he moved away from the campy roles that had made up much of his early career. Some of his later credits include 1987's "Empire of the Sun," and the voice of The Sorting Hat in the "Harry Potter" films.

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