Leslie Phillips, The Carry On Actor, Died At The Age Of 98. Leslie Phillips, a cast member of Carry On, passed away on Monday at the age of 98 “peacefully in his sleep,” according to his agency.
Jonathan Lloyd, the veteran actor’s agent, told the PA news agency that the veteran actor passed away “peacefully in his sleep” on Monday.
Leslie was most known for his appearances in the Carry On movies, where he spent eight decades in the spotlight and became famous for his provocative catchphrases like “Ding Dong,” “Well, hey,” and “I Say!” Leslie spent eight decades in the spotlight.
Jim Dale, 86, is now the only remaining regular from the Carry On movies following his passing.
Leslie’s 63-year-old wife Zara said the following regarding his passing: “I’ve lost a fantastic husband and the audience has lost a genuinely terrific showman.
Simply put, he was a national treasure. Everyone adored him. Everywhere he went, there was a mob.
He playfully introduced me as royalty to the press when we were married, saying that I was the new Zara Phillips and connected to the Queen
Leslie has received praise for his later, more serious appearances. In particular, his work with Peter O’Toole in the 2006 film Venus earned him a Bafta nomination.
We were also known by a new generation as the Sorting Hat’s voice in the Harry Potter film.
Leslie suffered a stroke in 2014 while out shopping on Oxford Street in London, but she bounced back fast and went home after a short hospital stay.
He was awarded an OBE in the 1998 Birthday Honours and a CBE in the 2008 New Year Honours.