Landis, Harry

Harry Landis is a British actor. He was born in 1931 and grew up with his Polish-Jewish mother in London’s East End. Landis began acting with the Unity Theatre and has had a long and successful career in theatre, film, and television. He later returned to the politically-minded Unity Theatre and occasionally directed plays, such as the praised production of Death of a Salesman in the late 1960s. Landis appeared in several plays in the West End, including Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen at the Royal Court Theatre in 1961. He had an important supporting role in the film A Hill in Korea (1956) and some minor roles in films like Bitter Victory (1957), Private Potter (1962), and Ransom (1974). On television, he appeared in Jack Rosenthal’s Bar Mitzvah Boy (1976), Jeeves and Wooster (1991), EastEnders (1995-1997), and Friday Night Dinner (2012), among many other films and series. In 2002, Harry Landis was elected as President of the British actors’ union Equity.