Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips

Highest Rated: 100% Les Girls (1957)

Lowest Rated: 14% August (1996)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1924

Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England, UK

Leslie Phillips is a highly-respected British actor with a career that spans over six decades. He is known for his upper-class accent and suave charm. Despite his public persona of being a debonair aristocrat however, he came from a poor family. His high-class accent is the result of elocution lessons his mother made him take in order to procure better work. It paid off, and by 1938, he was earning money for the family through acting. At that time he was mainly a stage performer, working in dingy halls and playhouses, but also on the screen in various uncredited roles. He received his first on-screen credit in the dramatic TV movie "Morning Departure" in 1948, and began to be featured in mainly light comedic roles. In 1952, he landed in his first recurring TV role, playing the son in the short-lived comedy/drama series "My Wife Jacqueline." Some of his earlier credits include the TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" in 1955, the 1962 John Wayne war film "The Longest Day," and the 1970 comedy "Doctor in Trouble," where he received top billing. After he married Bond girl Angela Scoular in 1982, he moved away from the campy roles that had made up much of his early career. Some of his later credits include 1987's "Empire of the Sun," and the voice of The Sorting Hat in the "Harry Potter" films.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
44% 35% Late Bloomers Leo (Character) - 2011
65% 55% Is Anybody There? Reg (Character) $2M 2008
No Score Yet 75% By the Pricking of My Thumbs Sir Philip Starke (Character) - 2006
88% 74% Venus Ian (Character) $3.3M 2006
52% 42% Color Me Kubrick Freddie (Character) $70.7K 2005
88% 78% Millions Himself (Character) $6.6M 2004
40% 33% Churchill: The Hollywood Years Lord W'ruff (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collusion Herbert Ames (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside the Rules Hal Porter (Character) - 2002
67% 44% Thunderpants Judge (Character) - 2002
20% 47% Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Wilson (Character) $131.1M 2001
63% 83% Saving Grace Rev. Gerald Percy (Character) $12.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel and Pascoe: Recalled to Life James Westropp (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 12% Cinderella Felim (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse Lincoln Bradley (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caught in the Act Sydney Fisher (Character) - 1996
14% 48% August Professor Alexander Blathwaite (Character) $48.9K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Golden Balls Viscount Osgood (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bermuda Grace Sir Philip Harding (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 17% Carry on Columbus King Ferdinand (Character) - 1992
27% 27% King Ralph Gordon Halliwell (Character) $31.3M 1991
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Mr. Arundell (Character) $1.4M 1990
91% 59% Scandal Lord Astor (Character) $7.8M 1989
75% 90% Empire of the Sun Maxton (Character) $22M 1987
62% 83% Out of Africa Sir Joseph (Character) $83.1M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Now, Comrade Commander Rimmington (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spanish Fly Mike Scott (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 43% Don't Just Lie There, Say Something Sir William Mainwaring-Brown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% Not Now, Darling Gilbert Bodley (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 0% The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Dickie (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Will, Some Won't Simon Russell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% Doctor in Trouble Dr. Tony Burke (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 38% Doctor in Clover Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Must Be Joking Young Husband (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Came Too Roddy Chipfield (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Crooks Anonymous Dandy Forsdyke (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raising the Wind Mervyn Hughes (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Weekend With Lulu Tim (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of Children David Robinson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 64% A Very Important Person Jimmy Cooper (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Doghouse Jimmy Fox-Upton (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 55% Carry on Nurse Jack Bell (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inn for Trouble John Belcher (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% Carry on Constable PC Tom Potter (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% Watch Your Stern Lt. Cmdr. Bill Fanshawe (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Turn Over Dr. Henry Manners (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 21% Doctor in Love Dr. Tony Burke (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Navy Lark Lt. Pouter (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 29% The Angry Hills Ray Taylor (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 55% I Was Monty's Double Major Tennant (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Other Eden Crispin Brown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Carry on Teacher Alistair Grigg (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Mine a Double Squadron Leader Thomas (Character) - 1959
100% 71% Les Girls Sir Gerald Wren (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 50% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Harry Bevan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 67% The Smallest Show on Earth Robin Carter, Spencer's Lawyer (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 48% Just My Luck Hon. Richard Lumb (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 7% The Gamma People Howard Meade (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 30% The Limping Man Detective Cameron (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catherine Tate Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Charles Campbell-Gore (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir William of Malmesbury (Guest Star) 1960 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

QUOTES FROM Leslie Phillips CHARACTERS

Ian says: There are no pockets in a shroud.

Maurice says: I am about to die and I know nothing about myself.

Ian says: You've been loved, though, Maurice, loved and adored.

Maurice says: Yes, and so have you, Ian, a little bit. Except you didn't always notice it.

Ian says: Do not operate heavy machinery. Keep away from children. (He reads from pill bottle.)

Ian says: Do not operate heavy machinery. Keep away from children. [he reads from pill bottle]

Maurice says: That's Biblical advice.