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Actor Harry Landis dies aged 90

The Friday Night Dinner star has passed away

Harry Landis, star of Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner, has died at the age of 90.

Landis, who played Mr Morris in the show from 2012 to 2014, passed away on Monday (12 September).

A statement from his agent read:

“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.”

Tracy-Ann Oberman, who played Auntie Val in the comedy alongside Landis, tweeted: “Bloody loved #HarryLandis.”. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.”

“Brilliantly funny, wonderful man,” said the show’s creator Robert Popper.

After graduating from drama school, Landis toured with the Elizabethan Theatre School. His long TV career began in 1955 when he appeared in the pilot episode of BBC cop drama Dixon Of Dock Green.

He played the role of Felix Kawalski in EastEnders between 1995-1997. The barber shop owner wooed Blossom Jackson (Mona Hammond) and she agreed to emigrate to Israel with him.

His other credits included Minder, Goodnight Sweetheart and Casualty. In 2014, he landed a part in the Hollywood blockbuster The Edge Of Tomorrow.

During his later years, he directed a well-received production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman.

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