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Susan Knox

Harry Landis dead: Friday Night Dinner and EastEnders star dies at 90

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

The much-loved 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.

Writing on Facebook on Monday, she said: "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."

The actor delighted fans as grumpy Mr. Morris on the Channel 4 sitcom, Friday Night Dinner.

Harry shot onto screens in the first series as Grandma's new boyfriend.

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

Other films he starred in included Bitter Victory, Edge of Sanity, Ransom, The Informers, Private Potter, Dunkirk and Operation Bullshine.

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

Following the news of his sad passing, his former co-star. Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appeared in Friday Night Dinner between 2011 and 2020, paid a gushing tribute on Twitter.

"Bloody loved #HarryLandis. I am so sorry to hear of his passing," she wrote.

Another fan penned: "So sad to hear this news. I loved him in Friday Night Dinner. Absolutely hilarious."

"Nooooo so sad to hear this," someone else tweeted.

"What a cast of FND and what a man. He'll be missed indeed," another fan of Harry's tweeted.

Harry lived in Hammersmith, west London, for over forty years, before returning to live in the East End in the 2010s, buying a flat in Spitalfields.

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