Happy Birthday Leslie Phillips!
Star of three of the original run of Carry On films (he was also in a fourth, Carry On Columbus, but we’ll gloss over that), today is Leslie Phillips’ 96th birthday.
Leslie carved out his own acting path with roles that demonstrated the ease with which he could become a sauve charmer or debonair cad. From the Doctor film series to voicing the Hogwarts sorting hat in the Harry Potter franchise, he continues to infuse British film with his uniquely smooth style.
Famous for exclaiming “Ding, Dong” as well as for intoning the simple greeting of “hello” with more lascivious meaning that it should warrant, Leslie appeared in three out of the first four Carry On films: Carry On Teacher, Carry On Nurse, and Carry On Constable.
Happy Birthday Leslie! Ding Dong.