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Friday Night Dinner star Harry Landis dead age 90

Friday Night Dinner star Harry Landis dead age 90: Actor’s agent announces the sad news on social media and says he will be ‘sadly missed’

  • The London-born actor and director, most recently known for playing Mr. Morris in the Channel 4 sitcom, passed away on Monday
  • The Friday Night Dinner star’s death was announced by his agent at Sharry Clark Artists via a Facebook statement 
  • Actress Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appeared in Friday Night Dinner between 2011-2020, led the tributes to the actor on Twitter 
  • Harry gained a whole region of new followers thanks to his role as Mr Morris in Friday Night Diner, a role which he played from 2012 to 2014 
  • His first TV appearance was 1955 when he acted in the pilot episode of Dixon of Dock Green, before featuring in the final 25 years  

Friday Night Dinner star Harry Landis has died at the age of 90.

The London-born actor and director, most recently known for playing Mr. Morris in the Channel 4 sitcom, passed away on Monday. 

His death was announced by his agent at Sharry Clark Artists, who wrote on Facebook on Monday in a heartfelt post: ‘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. Harry, you will be sadly missed. RIP.’

Actress Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appeared in Friday Night Dinner between 2011-2020, led the tributes to the actor on Twitter. 

Rest in peace: Friday Night Dinner star Harry Landis has died, aged 90 (the actor pictured in 2003)

In addition to Tracy, a plethora of fans took to Twitter to share their upset at the passing of the legendary actor.

One penned: ‘RIP Harry Landis. If you haven’t watched Friday Night Dinner, you should do so pronto.

A second shared: ‘R.I.P to the absolute punk rocker Harry Landis. What a lad.’

‘Remembering Harry Landis today who sadly passed away at the age of 91. Mr Morris was a bleeding lunatic,’ shared another.

A fourth penned: ‘RIP Harry Landis, a truly great actor.’

So sad: The London-born actor and director, most recently known for playing Mr. Morris in the Channel 4 sitcom, passed away on Monday (pictured with co-star Frances Cuka)

So sad: The London-born actor and director, most recently known for playing Mr. Morris in the Channel 4 sitcom, passed away on Monday (pictured with co-star Frances Cuka)

TV star: Harry gained a whole region of new followers thanks to his role as Mr Morris in Friday Night Diner, a role which he played from 2012-2014

TV star: Harry gained a whole region of new followers thanks to his role as Mr Morris in Friday Night Diner, a role which he played from 2012-2014 

Announcement: His death was announced by his agent at Sharry Clark Artists, who penned on Facebook on Monday: 'Sad news. Our lovely client Harry Landis has passed to spirit

Announcement: His death was announced by his agent at Sharry Clark Artists, who penned on Facebook on Monday: ‘Sad news. Our lovely client Harry Landis has passed to spirit

A fifth said: ‘RIP Harry, you were an incredibly gifted actor and you’ll be sorely missed, sleep well.’

With another adding: ‘Gutted. RIP Harry Landis aka Mr Morris from Friday Night Dinner. You had my entire family howling and crying with laughter during lockdown. The best lockdown antidote.’

As well as sharing a clip of him, she penned: ‘Bloody loved #HarryLandis. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.’

Harry gained a whole region of new followers thanks to his role as Mr Morris in Friday Night Diner, a role which he played from 2012 to 2014. 

Upsetting: Following his death, Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appeared in Friday Night Dinner between 2011-2020 paid tribute to him on Twitter

Upsetting: Following his death, Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appeared in Friday Night Dinner between 2011-2020 paid tribute to him on Twitter

Tribute: In addition to Tracey, a plethora of fans took to Twitter to share their upset at the passing of the legendary actor

Tribute: In addition to Tracey, a plethora of fans took to Twitter to share their upset at the passing of the legendary actor

The thespian has also had a starring role A Hill in Korea as a conscript, while he appeared as Felix Kawalski in EastEnders.

Harry started off as a chef before he landed his first acting job aged 15 after graduating from drama school.

His first TV appearance was 1955 when he acted in the pilot episode of Dixon of Dock Green. 

He went on to appear in several episodes as well as the final episode 25 years later. 

Harry’s career also took him to the theatre, where over the years he’s had stage roles in The Kitchen, Journey’s End and A Winter Tale, while as a director, he took charge of a production of Death Of A Salesman.

Over the course of his more than six decades long career, Harry has made appearances in the likes of Casualty, Doctors, Holby City and Goodnight Sweetheart.

On screen: The thespian has also had a starring role A Hill in Korea as a conscript, while he appeared as Felix Kawalski in EastEnders (pictured)

On screen: The thespian has also had a starring role A Hill in Korea as a conscript, while he appeared as Felix Kawalski in EastEnders (pictured)

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