Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips

Age
96
Birthday
Apr. 20th, 1924
Born in
Tottenham, London, England, UK
Height
5' 8 1/2"

Leslie Phillips' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Chancer (UK) TV Show
Chancer (UK)
Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (UK) TV Show
Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (UK)
This Week (UK) TV Show
This Week (UK)
Days Like These (UK) TV Show
Days Like These (UK)
The House of Windsor (UK) TV Show
The House of Windsor (UK)
Casanova '73 (UK) TV Show
Casanova '73 (UK)
Foreign Affairs (UK) TV Show
Foreign Affairs (UK)
Honey for Tea (UK) TV Show
Honey for Tea (UK)
Love On A Branch Line (UK) TV Show
Love On A Branch Line (UK)
Our Man At St Mark's (UK) TV Show
Our Man At St Mark's (UK)
Summer's Lease (UK) TV Show
Summer's Lease (UK)
The Culture Vultures (UK) TV Show
The Culture Vultures (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

A much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, Leslie Phillips' heart was in acting from a very young age. He received elocution lessons as a child in order to lose his natural cockney accent (at that time a regional British accent was a major impediment to an aspiring actor) and he attended the Italia Conti School.

During the Second World War, he served with the Durham Light Infantry (1942-45) until he was invalided out suffering from shellshock. He returned to acting, and it was during the 1950s that he established himself as a notable player in British movies. His greatest claim to fame to this day are the "Doctor" series of movies, which he inherited from Dirk Bogarde. He also worked on radio, most notably _'The Navy Lark' for the BBC.

In later life, he returned to playing supporting roles and even appeared in 'Steven Spielberg''s _Empire of the Sun_. He continues to make cameo appearances in films and television and is a regular guest on British chat shows.


TRIVIA:
  • He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
  • Supports Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • His favourite actor is 'Kenneth Connor' (qv).
  • Friends with actors 'Denholm Elliott' (qv) and 'Jon Pertwee' (qv) for many years, both of whom, like Phillips, had homes in Ibiza.
  • His association with the catchphrase "Ding dong," said whenever he saw an attractive women, first started when he played Jack Bell in _Carry on Nurse (1959)_ (qv).
  • He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
  • Worked on the BBC radio comedy The Navy Lark with other famous British comic actors 'Jon Pertwee' (qv) and 'Ronnie Barker' (qv).


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