Tracy-Ann Oberman pays tribute to late Friday Night Dinner co-star Harry Landis
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tom Rosenthal have paid tribute to their 'Friday Night Dinner' co-star Harry Landis following his death.
Harry, who passed away this week aged 90, was known in his later years for portraying Mr. Morris in the Channel 4 sitcom, and was also popular with soap fans after playing barber Felix Kawalski in 'EastEnders' from 1995 to 1997.
Tom - who portrayed Jonny Goodman in 'Friday Night Dinner' - wrote on Twitter: "Sad day today, I loved this man.
Harry Landis 1931-2022"
Tracy-Ann - who starred as Auntie Val - tweeted: "Bloody loved #HarryLandis. I am so sorry to hear of his passing."
'Friday Night Dinner' creator and writer Robert Popper also paid tribute to Harry, praising him as "a brilliantly funny, wonderful man" and the "greatest guest star" in the programme.
He wrote: "It is with great sadness that Harry Landis - aka Mr Morris in Friday Night Dinner - has passed away. He was a brilliantly funny, wonderful man. Our greatest guest star."
British actress Maxine Peake also took to social media to pay tribute to Harry, admitting that while she never met him in person, they exchanged letters.
She wrote: "So,so sad to hear of Harry’s passing. He was a true comrade and gent. Unfortunately we never got to meet in person but we wrote to each other on several occasions. His wisdom and understanding meant the world me. Thank you Harry. Go well.#harrylandis (sic)"
During his career, Harry also played several characters in BBC police drama 'Dixon of Dock Green', and he starred in TV classics such as 'Z Cars', 'Goodnight Sweetheart', 'Jeeves and Wooster', 'Minder', 'Bergerac', 'You Rang, M'Lord?' and 'My Family'.
As well as 'EastEnders', Harry also appeared in serial dramas 'Casualty', and 'The Bill', and he made two guest stints apiece in both 'Holby City' and 'Doctors'.