Leslie Phillips, the British actor finest recognized for his roles within the bawdy Carry On comedies and because the voice of the Sorting Hat within the Harry Potter films, has died. He was 98.
His agent, Jonathan Lloyd, confirmed Tuesday that Phillips died “peacefully at home” on Monday.
The veteran actor made his first movie appearances within the Nineteen Thirties. He is remembered for his exaggerated comedian portrayal of the English upper-class after starring in Carry On Nurse, Carry On Teacher and Carry On Constable in 1959 and 1960.
During this time he grew to become well-known for his suggestive catchphrases, together with “Ding dong,” “Well, hello,” and “I say!”
Leslie Phillips later moved into extra dramatic roles, together with a flip reverse Peter O’Toole within the 2005 movie Venus that earned him a BAFTA nomination for finest supporting actor. He additionally voiced the Sorting Hat within the Harry Potter franchise.
He suffered a stroke in 2014 whereas purchasing in London, however made a powerful restoration.
Leslie Phillips was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 in recognition of his performing profession.