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Harry Landis death: Friday Night Dinner and EastEnders star dies aged 90

Harry Landis, known for his performances in Dinner on Friday night and EastEndersShe died at the age of 90.

The star who played Mr Morris – the grumpy boyfriend of Frances Cuka’s grandmother Nellie – in the Channel 4 comedy Dinner on Friday night from 2012 to 2014, died on Monday (September 12), his agent confirmed.

A statement on social media read: “Sad news. Our lovely customer Harry Landis has passed into the spirit.

“Harry had an amazing career and gained a new following in later life as Mr. Morris Dinner on Friday night. It was a privilege to have worked with him as a customer. Harry, you are sorely missed. REST IN PEACE.”

Landis Dinner on Friday night Co-star Tracy-Ann Oberman, who played Aunt Val on the show, responded to the news on Twitter, writing: “Damn loved by #HarryLandis. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing.”

Sitcom creator Robert Popper wrote: “He was a brilliantly funny, wonderful man. Our biggest guest star.”

Born in Stepney, London, Landis enjoyed an acting career that spanned six decades. He made his television debut in 1955 in the pilot of the BBC’s police series Dixon from Dock Green. He starred in subsequent episodes, including the finale, which aired in 1976.

Another notable role of Landis was his role as hairdresser Felix Kawalski in EastEnders in the ’90s, and he also starred in episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart and accident.

In 2014 he had a small role in the Hollywood blockbuster edge of tomorrow.

Landis in “Friday Night Dinner”

(channel 4)

On stage, Landis had roles in The kitchen, the end of the journey and A winterstory.

The actor was Artistic Director of the Marlowe Theater in Canterbury, where he oversaw 40 productions.

For six years between 2002 and 2008 he was chairman of the actors’ union Equity.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/harry-landis-death-cause-friday-night-dinner-b2167251.html Harry Landis death: Friday Night Dinner and EastEnders star dies aged 90

JOE HERNANDEZ

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