Veteran English comedian Leslie Phillips, best known for his roles in the hugely popular ‘Carry On’ series of films and who lent his voice to the Sorting Hat in ‘Harry Potter’, has died after a prolonged illness. As ‘Daily Mirror’ reports, Phillips, who will be remembered for catching phrases like ‘ding dong’ and ‘hello, I say’ in the ‘Carry On’ movies (though he starred in just four of them) Was 98 years old.
The veteran actor’s death was confirmed by his agent, Jonathan Lloyd, who said he passed away ‘sleeping peacefully’. He had survived the first two strokes.
According to ‘Mirror’, however, the legendary actor, who was 90 years old at the time of his stroke, was most famous for his role in ‘Carry On’. He acted in more than 200 films. His career spanning over eight decades featured TV and radio series.
Following the success of his ‘Carry On’, Phillips starred in ‘Doctor in the House’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Midsummer Murders’. According to ‘Mirror’, he also fought in World War II from 1943 as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, defeating the mighty Wehrmacht of Germany.