Leslie Phillips Biography

Birthday: 1924-04-20
Place of Birth: Tottenham, London
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Wiki 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 (1987). He continues to make cameo appearances in films and television and is a regular guest on British chat shows.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Chancer James Xavier Blake / ... 1990 - 1991
The House of Windsor Lord Montague Bermondsey 1994 Comedy
Take a Girl Like You 2000 Drama
Saving Grace 2007 Comedy
The Week We Went To War Himself 2009 Family
Britain's Ugliest Models Himself - Narrator 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Limping Man 1953 Crime, Drama
The Smallest Show on Earth Robin Carter 1957
Brothers in Law 1957 Comedy
Carry On Nurse 1959 Comedy, Romance
Carry On Teacher 1959
Very Important Person Jimmy Cooper 1961
The Fast Lady 1962
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins 1971
Out of Africa 1985 Adventure, Drama
Empire of the Sun 1987 0, 0
Scandal Lord Astor 1989
King Ralph 1991 Comedy, Romance
The Canterville Ghost 1996 Family, Drama, Fantasy
August Professor Alexander Blathwaite 1996 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Jackal 1997 Action, Adventure, Crime
The Jackals 1997 Action, Adventure, Crime
Saving Grace 2000 0
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Wilson 2001 0, 0
Thunderpants 2002 Comedy, Family
Collusion Herbert Ames 2003
Churchill: The Hollywood Years 2004 Comedy
Millions 2005 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Venus Ian 2006 0, 0
Is Anybody There? 2009 Drama
Norman Wisdom: His Story Himself - Actor 2010 Biography
Late Bloomers Leo 2011 Drama
After Death Jeremiah Jones 2012 Comedy, Drama, Mystery