Leslie Phillips


Leslie Phillips

About

Also Known As
Lesley Phillips
Birth Place
London, England, GB
Born
April 20, 1924

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 ...

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.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Late Bloomers (2012)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Is Anybody There? (2009)
Color Me Kubrick (2006)
Venus (2006)
Millions (2005)
Himself
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Voice Of The Sorting Hat
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
The sorting hat
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
SAVING GRACE (2000)
The Jackal (1997)
The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Caught In the Act (1996)
Sydney Fisher
August (1995)
Professor Alexander Blathwaite
Bermuda Grace (1994)
Carry on Columbus (1993)
King Ferdinand
King Ralph (1991)
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Mr Arundell
Scandal (1989)
Empire Of The Sun (1987)
Out Of Africa (1985)
Not Now, Comrade (1977)
Spanish Fly (1976)
Mike Scott
Doctor in Trouble (1970)
Dr Burke
Maroc 7 (1968)
Raymond Lowe
Carnaby, M. D. (1967)
Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke
Father Came Too (1966)
Roddy Chipfield
You Must Be Joking! (1965)
Young husband
The Fast Lady (1965)
Freddy Fox
In the Doghouse (1964)
Jimmy Fox-Upton
Crooks Anonymous (1963)
Dandy Forsdyke
The Longest Day (1962)
RAF officer
The Big Money (1962)
The Receptionist
A Coming-Out Party (1962)
Jimmy Cooper
Roommates (1962)
Mervyn
Carry On Teacher (1962)
Alistair Grigg
Carry On Constable (1961)
Constable Potter
Beware of Children (1961)
David Robinson
Watch Your Stern (1961)
Lieutenant Commander Fanshawe
Doctor in Love (1961)
Dr. Tony Burke
A Weekend With Lulu (1961)
Timothy Gray
Make Mine a Double (1961)
Squadron Leader Thomas
The Angry Hills (1959)
Ray Taylor
Carry On Nurse (1959)
High Flight (1958)
Squadron Leader Blake
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)
Major Tennant
Les Girls (1957)
Sir Gerald Wren
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
Harry Bevin
As Long as They're Happy (1957)
Just My Luck (1957)
The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)
Robin Carter
Brothers in Law (1957)
Shopman
The Gamma People (1956)
Howard Meade
Value For Money (1955)
The Limping Man (1953)
Cameron
The Fake (1953)
Boy student

Producer (Feature Film)

Maroc 7 (1968)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Millions (2005)
Other

Cast (Special)

Take a Girl Like You (2001)
A Fatal Caper (1996)
Summer's Lease (1991)
Rumpole and Portia (1990)
"Boxey" Horne

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Cinderella (2000)
Dalziel & Pascoe: Recalled to Life (2000)
Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse (1997)
The Changeling (1994)
Monte Carlo (1986)
Baldwin

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Gamma People - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from Columbia Pictures' The Gamma People (1956). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Gamma People, The (1956) - It's A Pagan Rite Stranded and already suspicious newsmen Mike (Paul Douglas) and Howard (Leslie Phillips), agree not to reveal Boronski (Walter Rilla) to the outside world, as they visit Paula (Eva Bartok) in art class with Aryan Hugo (Michael Caridia), in The Gamma People, 1956.
Gamma People, The (1956) - Sentimental Noise Stuck in a hotel in a country they've never heard of, reporters Mike and Howard (Paul Douglas, Leslie Phillips) see pianist Hedda (Pauline Drewett), scolded by Hugo (Michael Caridia), tutor Paula (Eva Bartok) intervening and maid Anna (Jackie Lane) resuming service, in The Gamma People, 1956.
Gamma People, The (1956) - A Thing Without A Mind Puzzled reporters Mike (Paul Douglas) and Howard (Leslie Phillips) jailed in the unknown republic of Gudavia, introduction of scientists Boronski (Walter Rilla), Blikstein (Olaf Pooley) and Paula (Eva Bartok), the colonel (Philip Leaver) panicking, early in The Gamma People 1956.
Carry On Teacher - Absolutely Harmless Students sabotage a model rocket before science teacher Adams (Kenneth Connor) makes a presentation for principal Wakefield (Ted Ray) and visiting experts Wheeler (Rosalind Knight) and Grigg (Leslie Phillips), in Carry On Teacher, 1962.
Carry On Teacher - Knottier Problems Sneaky students pull a stunt on principal Wakefield (Ted Ray), observed by pompous inspector Grigg (Leslie Phillips), who then visits Short (Hattie Jacques) and student Atkins (Paul Cole) in math class, in Carry On Teacher, 1962.
Carry On Constable - In Conjunction With Uranus Potter (Leslie Phillips) pursuing Harrison (Jill Adams), Charlie (Kenneth Connor) insulted by Benson (Leslie Phillips), who then encounters bumbling Gorse (Chales Hawtrey) on patrol, in Carry On Constable 1961.
Fast Lady, The - The Men Who Drive Them Wealthy Claire (Julie Christie) is driving stranded bicyclist Murdoch (Stanley Baxter) back into town, where lecherous Freddy (Leslie Phillips) has a car to show off, in the Brit-com The Fast Lady, 1965.

Bibliography