UK actor Leslie Phillips, who appeared in several Carry On films and Roger Michell’s Venus, has died aged 98.
Leslie Philips Died at the age of 98. His Legacy
Phillips’ agent Jonathan Lloyd has also confirmed that he died peacefully in his sleep on Monday (November 7) after battling a long illness. Phillips was a notable comic actor, well known for his catchphrases, but he also took on dramatic film roles like Venus opposite Peter O’Toole, for which he even got a Bafta nomination in 2007.
His other film credits also include Les Girls, Out Of Africa, Empire Of The Sun, Scandal, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Is Anybody There? He also became known to a generation of children for voicing the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. Phillips was made an OBE in 1998 and promoted to CBE in 2008.
Leslie Philips Married Life
Leslie married his first wife; Penelope Bartley on 30 May 1948. They also share four kids. In 1962, Phillips began a relationship with famed actress Caroline Mortimer. Phillips and Bartley went there separately at that point and were divorced in 1965.
Later Philips moved on to actress Angela Scoular in 1977, at which time she was pregnant by another actor. He raised her son as his own too. They married in 1982. His second wife, Scoular, passed away on 11 April 2011 after drinking a corrosive drain cleaner and suffering non-survivable 40% burns to her throat, body, and dietary tract.
On 20 December 2013, at the ripe old age of 89, Phillips married his third wife, Zara Carr.