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veteran british actor Leslie Phillips He died at the age of 98, with his representatives confirming that he gave “peacefully in his sleep”. Phillips had a long and busy profession, starring in over 200 motion pictures, including his first appearance in 1938 in musicals. Lassi from Lancashire and becoming a mainstay of basic British comedy collections continue,
But an era of film-watchers would be little more aware of Phillips’ voice than his face, as he offered a performance for the Sorting Hat. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Getting to redo the situation chamber of Secrets And finally The Deathly Hallows Part II,
Phillips’ widow, Zara Carr, paid tribute to her late husband, saying:
“I have lost a wonderful husband and the public has lost a truly great showman. He was quite simply a national treasure. People loved him. He was besieged wherever he went.”
That ‘national treasure’ is well earned, as she received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her providers’ leave in 1998, with a CBE in 2008.
harry potter Followers have already started reacting to the sad news, which comes shortly after the passing of Hagrid actor Robbie Coltrane last month:
RIP Leslie Phillips, 1924-2022.