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1[[quoteright:197:]]²->''Ding dong!'' [[note]]If you are ever lucky enough to meet Leslie, please don't ask him to say this, he finds it embarassing.[[/note]]²²Leslie Samuel Phillips [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born 20 April 1924 in Tottenham, London) is an English actor, known for his appearances in the ''Series/DoctorInTheHouse'', ''Film/CarryOn'', ''Film/HarryPotter'' and ''VideoGame/{{Gex}}''. He began his career in television and radio at the beginning of TheThirties as a young man with mostly uncredited roles in the early years, and then became well-known in his recurring appearances as Tom Bridger in ''My Wife Jacqueline'' from 1952.²²Later in the decade, he appeared as minor characters in three of the early ''Carry On'' films: ''Film/CarryOnNurse'', ''Film/CarryOnTeacher'' and ''Film/CarryOnConstable''. He then told producers that he wouldn't be returning for any future films after ''Constable'' (although he did appear later in the poorly-received ''Film/CarryOnColumbus'' in 1992) and began appearing in the ''Film/DoctorInTheHouse'' films as well as becoming a frequent radio personality in the 1960s and '70s in the long-running ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' on Creator/{{BBC}} Radio 2.²²After his marriage to ''Series/YouRangMLord'' actress Angela Scoular in 1982, Phillips turned away from comedic roles and appeared in ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' and ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', and later received an OBE in 1998; he also provided the voice for the Gecko on the British release of ''[[VideoGame/{{Gex}} Gex: Enter the Gecko]]'' in the same year. In the 2000s, he provided the voice of the Sorting Hat for the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, voice acting in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows (part 2)]]'', then he became nominated for a UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}} for the film ''Venus'' and received a CBE on top of his OBE in 2008. When Scoular died in 2011, he remarried to Zara Carr two years later. ²²Phillips hasn't been in the media much recently, however his health problems have raised a few stories, such as reports of strokes and seizures throughout 2014 and '15, but he's fortunately recovered from his treatment and continues to press on well.²----


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