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14th Sep 2022

Friday Night Dinner star Harry Landis dead aged 90

Steve Hopkins

Landis had an ‘amazing career’

Friday Night Dinner star Harry Landis has died, aged 90, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The London-born actor and director, most recently known for playing Mr. Morris in the Channel 4 sitcom, passed away on Monday, according to a Facebook post from his agent at Sharry Clark Artists.

The post reads: “Sad news. Our lovely client Harry Landis has passed to spirit.

“Harry had an amazing career and gained a new following in later life as Mr Morris in Friday Night Dinner. It was a privilege to have worked with him as a client. ”

The post ended with: “Harry you will be sadly missed. RIP.”

The actor delighted fans as grumpy Mr. Morris. He joined the first series as Grandma’s new boyfriend.

Harry also played a role in A Hill in Korea as a conscript and made a brief appearances in EastEnders as Felix Kawalski for two years.

He also starred in movies, Bitter Victory, Edge of Sanity, Ransom, The Informers, Private Potter, Dunkirk and Operation Bullshine.

And in 2014,  starred in the Hollywood blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow.

Harry’s former Friday Night Dinner co-star, Tracy-Ann Oberman, paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter, writing: “Bloody loved #HarryLandis. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.”

Another fan wote “So sad to hear this news. I loved him in Friday Night Dinner. Absolutely hilarious.”

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