Friday Night Dinner star, Harry Landis, dies aged 90

14 September 2022, 20:11 | Updated: 14 September 2022, 20:25

Harry Landis has died, aged 90
Harry Landis has died, aged 90. Picture: 1. Shutterstock 2. Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

By Jenny Mensah

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

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Harry Landis has sadly died, aged 90.

The actor and director - who's most recently known for playing the character of Mr. Morris in Friday Night dinner - passed away on Monday 12th September.

The star's death was announced by his agent Sharry Clark Artists on Facebook, in a statement, which read: "Sad news. Our lovely client Harry Landis has passed to spirit."

They added of Landis, who also starred in EastEnders as Felix the barber: "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."

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

Sharing a gif featuring the actor on the show, she wrote: "Bloody loved #HarryLandis. I am so sorry to hear of his passing."

Mr Morris also trended on the platform, with many reaching out to share their sadness at the news.

Robert Popper shared his sadness at the news, calling him a "brilliantly, funny, wonderful man" and the show's "greatest guest star".

Tomiyasu Røsenthal said: "Sad day today, I loved this man."

Another had said the news had devastated his family group chat.

Others shared classic scenes from the show, with others quoting his famous line: "Bloody punk rockers!"

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