Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips

actor, producer, director

Leslie Phillips was born on Apr 20, 1924 in UK. Leslie Phillips's big-screen debut came with Climbing High directed by Carol Reed in 1938, strarring Bit Part (uncredited). Leslie Phillips is known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 directed by David Yates, Ralph Fiennes stars as Lord Voldemort and Michael Gambon as Professor Albus Dumbledore. Leslie Phillips has got 3 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Leslie Phillips achieved is London Critics Circle Film Awards. The upcoming new movie Leslie Phillips plays is After Death which will be released on Jan 21, 2014.

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), but was invalided out, suffering from shell shock. 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 is 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 du Soleil (1987). He continued to make cameo appearances in films and television, and became a regular guest on British chat shows.

  • Birthday

    Apr 20, 1924
  • Place of Birth

    Tottenham, London, England, UK
  • Also known

    Lesley Phillips

Known For


3 wins & 2 nominations

London Critics Circle Film Awards
Winner - Dilys Powell Award
British Supporting Actor of the Year
Winner - Dilys Powell Award
British Independent Film Awards
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Winner - British Independent Film Award
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Movies & TV Shows

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