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Leslie Phillips is a Actor and Producer British born on 20 april 1924 at Tottenham (United-kingdom)

Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips
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Birth name Leslie Samuel Phillips
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 april 1924 at Tottenham (United-kingdom)
Death 7 november 2022 (at 98 years)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Leslie Samuel Phillips, CBE (born 20 April 1924) is an English actor who came to prominence in films in the 1950s, acting as a suave charmer with an exaggerated upper-class accent, in the style of Terry-Thomas. After a notable success in the Carry On films and the Doctor series, he moved away from comedy into character roles in the Harry Potter series and many TV sitcoms, as well as stage work.

Biography

Phillips married his first wife, actress Penelope Bartley, on 30 May 1948. They had four children, Caroline, Claudia, Andrew and Roger.

In 1962, Phillips started a romantic 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.

After his relationship with Mortimer ended, Phillips embarked on a relationship with actress Vicki Luke, with whom he lived for approximately three years, after which he started a relationship with Angela Scoular, a former Bond girl.

While on tour in Australia in 1981 he was notified that Penelope Bartley had died in a fire. Phillips elected to continue in the production and not attend her funeral. He has acknowledged that his family has never forgiven him for not coming back to attend the funeral.

In 1982, Phillips and Scoular were married and remained together until her death on 11 April 2011. Scoular was suffering from bowel cancer and depression and took her own life. Phillips was too ill to attend the inquest into Scoular's death three months later.

On 20 December 2013, Phillips, aged 89, married Zara Carr, his third wife.

He is a long-term fan of Tottenham Hotspur, and made an appearance on the pitch as part of the half-time entertainment during the team's home match against Swansea City on 1 April 2012.

Phillips suffered a stroke while on a shopping trip with his wife in London in August 2014. He responded well to treatment and was discharged from hospital in October. In January 2015 Phillips was again admitted to hospital after suffering a seizure.

Best films

Venus (2006)
(Actor)
Les Girls (1957)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Leslie Phillips (83 films)

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Actor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2h10
Directed by David Yates
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Roles The Sorting Hat (voice)
Rating81% 4.050114.050114.050114.050114.05011
Lord Voldemort retrieves the Elder Wand from Albus Dumbledore's grave. After burying Dobby, Harry Potter asks the help of goblin Griphook, Ron, and Hermione to break into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor. Wandmaker Ollivander tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and to Draco Malfoy, but Malfoy's has changed its allegiance to Harry.
Late Bloomers, 1h35
Directed by Julie Gavras
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors William Hurt, Isabella Rossellini, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Aidan McArdle, Arta Dobroshi
Roles Leo
Rating57% 2.8504252.8504252.8504252.8504252.850425
A couple, Adam (Hurt) and Mary (Rossellini), are both heading into their sixties, but react to this differently. A retired teacher, Mary begins to make adjustments to their home to make it more practical for their age. Adam is defensive to any changes and fiercely defends his progression as an architect. They live in London, next door to Mary's mother, Nora who raised her daughter in Italy. Mary worries about an incident of memory loss and her doctor prescribes her to keep active. Adam, insulted by an offer to design a retirement home, instead turns his attention to the proposal of a young associate, Maya (Dobroshi) to participate in a competition to design a new museum. Adam becomes nocturnal, working on the project over-night with young associates. Mary becomes used to an increasingly empty home, but attracts an admirer at the gym.
Venus
Venus (2006)
, 1h35
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips, Jodie Whittaker, Richard Griffiths, Philip Fox, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Ian
Rating70% 3.547343.547343.547343.547343.54734
The plot concerns Maurice (Peter O'Toole), an elderly actor who finds himself increasingly attracted to his friend Ian's great-niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker) while simultaneously finding himself in deteriorating health due to prostate cancer. Maurice's friend describes the great-niece as a trouble maker and a nuisance, but Maurice discovers that Jessie warms up to him when he starts interacting with her. He takes her to the National Gallery in London to view his favourite painting, the Rokeby Venus, by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez.
Colour Me Kubrick, 1h27
Directed by Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie
Actors John Malkovich, Marisa Berenson, Marc Warren, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Ken Russell
Roles Freddie
Rating60% 3.0475253.0475253.0475253.0475253.047525
Colour Me Kubrick begins with a direct homage to A Clockwork Orange with the after-effects of one of Alan Conway's (Malkovich) minor cons: two thugs are sent to collect a bar bill that Conway has generated by impersonating Kubrick. Conway has provided the address of an elderly couple as Kubrick's home address. Conway is nowhere to be seen, and the thugs are arrested by the police for causing a ruckus outside the house.
Millions
Millions (2004)
, 1h38
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Christopher Fulford, Leslie Phillips
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.3967853.3967853.3967853.3967853.396785
Millions tells the story of 8-year-old Damian, a Catholic school boy, whose family moves to the suburbs of Widnes after the death of his mother. Soon after the move, Damian's "hermitage" in a cardboard box by the train tracks is disturbed by a bag of money flung from a passing train. Damian immediately shows the money to his brother, Anthony, and the two begin thinking of what to do with it. Anthony wants the money all to himself. Damian, kind-hearted and religious, had recently overheard three Latter-day Saint missionaries lecture other members of the community on building foundations of rock rather than foundations of sand, an old Christian principle which dictates that self-worth should be based on the teachings of Christ rather than any other object of worship such as Money/Mammon or Power. The lecture inspires Damian, who looks for ways to give his share of the money to the poor; at one point he even stuffs a bundle of cash through the missionaries' letter box, having heard about their modest lifestyle and deciding that they too must be poor.
Churchill: The Hollywood Years, 1h24
Directed by Peter Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Slater, Neve Campbell, Miranda Richardson, Harry Enfield, Antony Sher, Jessica Oyelowo
Roles Lord W'ruff
Rating49% 2.4556552.4556552.4556552.4556552.455655
In this parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and traitors. Adolf Hitler moves into Buckingham Palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army officer claims the cigar-smoking iconic PM was an actor named Roy Bubbles however, he was actually USMC lieutenant Winston Churchill who had stolen an enigma code machine and then almost single-handedly won a very alternative battle for Britain
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2h41
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about spiders, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Heather Bleasdale
Roles The Sorting Hat (voice)
Rating74% 3.7047453.7047453.7047453.7047453.704745
Harry Potter spends the summer at the Dursleys' house without receiving letters from his Hogwarts friends. He is sent to his room by The Dursleys to avoid embarassing them in front of Uncle Vernon's friends, who are coming over as guests.
Thunderpants, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Rupert Grint, Joshua Herdman, Simon Callow, Adam Godley, Stephen Fry, Celia Imrie
Roles Judge
Rating38% 1.9021751.9021751.9021751.9021751.902175
Born with two stomachs, Patrick Smash (Bruce Cook) is uncontrollably and devastatingly flatulent. No more than thirty seconds after his birth, he first broke wind, horrifying his parents (Bronagh Gallagher, and Victor McGuire) and doctor (Robert Hardy). As he grew up, Patrick's farts became so uncontrollable and destructive that his father had to flee their home, as he was often injured by the sheer power of his son's awesome gaseous emissions, whose force is so strong that it can blow people over. Patrick is bullied at school as a result of his condition, but eventually finds strength in his disorder, ultimately gaining revenge on the school bully Damon (Joshua Herdman) by passing gas in his face, leaving him scarred for life.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 2h32
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith
Roles Choixpeau (Voix)
Rating76% 3.804693.804693.804693.804693.80469
Harry Potter is a seemingly ordinary boy, living with his hostile relatives, the Dursleys in Surrey. On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns from a mysterious stranger, Rubeus Hagrid, that he is actually a wizard, famous in the Wizarding World for surviving an attack by the evil Lord Voldemort when Harry was only a baby. Voldemort killed Harry's parents, but his attack on Harry rebounded, leaving only a lightning-bolt scar on Harry's forehead and rendering Voldemort powerless. Hagrid reveals to Harry that he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After buying his school supplies from the hidden London street, Diagon Alley, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts via the concealed Platform 9¾ in King's Cross Station.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 1h41
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about computing, Jeu, Transport films, Time travel films, Motocyclette, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Chris Barrie, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig
Roles Wilson
Rating57% 2.8521052.8521052.8521052.8521052.852105
The film opens with Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) in an Egyptian tomb, seeking a diamond at one end of a chamber. As she approaches she is attacked by a large robot. After an intense chase and battle, she disables it by ripping out its motivational circuits. She takes the diamond, which is revealed to be a memory card labeled "Lara's Party Mix", and inserts it into a laptop computer inside the robot, whereupon it plays music. Now it is revealed that the scene took place in a practice arena in her home, and that her assistant Bryce (Noah Taylor) programmed the robot, SIMON, to challenge her in combat.
Sword of Honour
Genres Drama, War
Actors Daniel Craig, Katrin Cartlidge, Richard Coyle, Simon Chandler, Christopher Benjamin, Selina Cadell
Rating62% 3.147613.147613.147613.147613.14761
Pendant la deuxième Guerre mondiale, le riche Guy Crouchback décide pour exorciser ses propres démons, de rejoindre le plus dur des commandos de l'armée britannique. Derrière les lignes ennemies, plusieurs de ses frères d'armes paient le prix fort de leur engagement pour la liberté.
Saving Grace, 1h33
Directed by Nigel Cole
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Tchéky Karyo, Martin Clunes, Valerie Edmond, Jamie Foreman
Roles Vicar Gerald Perey
Rating68% 3.4459553.4459553.4459553.4459553.445955
After being unexpectedly widowed, respectable and reserved housewife Grace Trevethyn (Brenda Blethyn) discovers that her late husband ran up significant debts and left her facing foreclosure and numerous repossessions. Well liked around Port Isaac, the coastal fishing town she lives in, Grace is given emotional support by the town's inhabitants, particularly her loyal, pot-smoking gardener Matthew Stewart (Craig Ferguson), his girlfriend and the town's fisherwoman Nicky (Valerie Edmond), and their friend Dr Martin Bamford (Martin Clunes). Despite wanting to help Grace, none of the residents are able to find a way to get her out of her dire situation.
The Jackal
The Jackal (1997)
, 2h4
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Mathilda May, J. K. Simmons
Roles Woolburton
Rating63% 3.199323.199323.199323.199323.19932
A joint mission of the American FBI and the Russian MVD leads to the death of the younger brother of an Azerbaijani mobster (David Hayman). In retaliation, the mobster hires an enigmatic assassin known only by the pseudonym "The Jackal" (Bruce Willis) to kill an unseen target. The Jackal demands $70 million for the job, to which the mobster reluctantly agrees. Meanwhile, the MVD capture one of the mafia's henchmen. During interrogation by torture, the henchman reveals the name "Jackal". This, coupled with the documents recovered from the henchman's briefcase, leads the FBI and MVD to assume the target for the retaliatory hit is FBI Director Donald Brown (John Cunningham).