Leslie Phillips



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Leslie Phillips

Date of birth: 20 April 1924

Place of birth: Tottenham, London, UK

Droll and debonair actor Leslie Phillips was born in 1924.  After studying acting at the Italia Conti school, he made his London debut in 1935 and following his service in World War II, appeared regularly in small film roles before becoming a star in 1958 on the BBC radio series “The Navy Lark”.  He subsequently enjoyed a brilliant comedy career on the big screen in the late 1950s and early 1960s, appearing in the classic “Carry On” and “Doctor” comedies.

In the 1980s his career went from strength to strength and he appeared in such films as Sydney Pollack’s “Out of Africa”, Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and Michael Caton-Jones’s “Scandal”. His more recent big screen appearances include “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Thunderpants,” “Saving Grace” and “Churchill: The Hollywood Years.”  Phillips recently lent his voice to The Sorting Hat in the “Harry Potter” series of films.

Leslie Phillips’ many television credits include the British series “Where the Heart Is”, “Marple”, “Midsomer Murders” and “Monarch of the Glen.”

His numerous stage appearances include "Camino Real", "The Whole Truth", "Daddy Long Legs", "Peter Pan", "The Big Killing", "Diary of a Nobody", "On Monday Next", "The Cherry Orchard", "Pygmalion", "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and as a highly critically acclaimed Falstaff for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Leslie Phillips was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1998.

Filmography Cinema - TV


2006 Venus of Roger Michell

2005 Colour Me Kubrick: A True

2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years

2003 Collusion

2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002 Thunderpants

2002 Arthurs Amazing Things

2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

2000 Saving Grace

1998 The Orgasm Raygun



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