The Wizarding World is mourning another loss.
“I’ve lost a wonderful husband and the public has lost a truly great showman,” 그의 부인, Zara Carr, 말했다 태양 화요일.
While Phillips is most known for his voice in the U.S., he’s a well-known star in the U.K., having starred in four of the Carry On franchise movies between 1959 그리고 1960. He made his first film appearance in the 1930s.
“He was quite simply a national treasure,” his wife continued to 태양. “People loved him. He was mobbed everywhere he went.”
Phillips voiced the Sorting Hat in three Harry Potter movies: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), 그리고 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (2011).
In the wake of his death, tributes have come pouring in for the British film icon, who appeared in over 150 영화. Piers Morgan 설명 him as a “wonderful character and superb comedy actor.”
Tony Maudsley, who stars in the British daytime soap opera Coronation Street, 말했다 working with Phillips was a “joy.”
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, who exchanged messages with Phillips online, 그가 말했다 “always liked his pater”.
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필립스’ death comes just weeks after news of fellow 해리 포터 별 Robbie Coltrane’s death 세의 나이에 72.
Tributes from the rest of the cast also reflected Hagrid’s role in their lives as young actors.
“Robbie portrayed Hagrid’s warmth, sense of home and unconditional love for his students and magical creatures so brilliantly,” 썼다 보니 라이트 in an Instagram post. “Robbie always treated me and my fellow cast mates when we were wee kids like equal professionals on a film set.”
David Thewlis, who played Remus Lupin, said Coltrane is “forever loved” by the cast and the world. “The richest, mightiest and most mischievous laughter on set was all big Robbie’s fault,” 그 썼다 인스타그램에서.