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Harry Potter's Leslie Phillips Dead at 98

Veteran Actor Leslie Phillips Recives The Freedom Of The City Of London
Veteran Actor Leslie Phillips Recives The Freedom Of The City Of London / Peter Macdiarmid/GettyImages

English actor, voice artist, director, producer, and author Leslie Phillips, whose career spanned over eight decades, including his voiceover work as the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 98.

Phillips, a much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, was born April 20, 1924, in Tottenham, London, UK and died on November 7, 2022. In a statement, his agent, Jonathan Lloyd, confirmed that the actor died at home and "was at peace and with his loving wife Zara, adding that the star was "the best example of a true legend."

The England native's impressive acting career skyrocketed after he starred in three films from the Carry On franchise, including Carry On Nurse and Carry On Teacher (both in 1959) and Carry On Constable in 1960. According to IMDb, the actor has amassed over 170 acting credits during his tenure as an actor.