Leslie Phillips is a Actor and Producer British born on 20 april 1924 at Tottenham (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Leslie Samuel PhillipsNationality United-kingdomBirth 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.
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.