Philip DELANCY - Actor - Bilingual English / French


ACTOR - Bilingual English / French

Philip DELANCY

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Born of a French mother and English father, both teachers, Philip Delancy’s first stage performance was at primary school in 1965. He then obtained a scholarship to The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree where he made his first TV appearance, as a winner on BBC’s “Crackerjack” and also learnt to fly, through an RAF Flying Scholarship, when aged 17.

Gaining his British Actor’s Equity Card in 1997, Philip took short courses at The Actor’s Centre and RADA plus private lessons partly funded by selling cut-price TVs and data inputting. 1999 saw a reprise of his first career by playing a “Naboo Pilot” in Star Wars Episode 1: “The Phantom Menace”.

Philip then worked as a flying instructor, airline pilot, VIP Handling Agent, legal interpreter, encyclopaedia salesman and customer service manager before beginning his acting career in local theatre in 1994.

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News at Ten - McCartneys

Since 2008, he has credits on the feature films: “London Has Fallen”, “Grace of Monaco”, “CREDO” and “The Run” and on 4 shorts in 2012 alone, including “Ke$ha Interrogation” and “Money for Old Rope”, playing opposite Honor Blackman.

Haberdashers' Aske's School
Crackerjack Pencil

Speaking French from childhood has helped Philip obtain TV work, as “Henri Chapel” in “Father Brown” and “The Maître d’” in an “Only Fools and Horses” Christmas Special. Other TV work was as Alex Carver in BBC’s “Sweet Revenge” and the guest villain “Rolf” in CITV’s “Sooty Heights”. Documentary rôles are usually as airline pilots and occasionally as a Nazi officer.

On stage Philip played “James Bond” in The Landmark Maps launch event and has hosted comedy evenings as “Prince Vladimir” at The Royal Aeronautical Society, where he was once a member. In 2004, he toured Newcastle as an undercover multi-millionaire for Rolls-Royce and has worked in corporate events from Gleneagles to the Orient Express, including sharing a stage with ex British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major and Dr Condoleezza Rice at The Open Golf from 2012 to 2016.

Star Wars Interviews, 2010

Best actor

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with you, and you brought such attitude and depth to Lefevre, I think the audience will love to watch your character.  From rehearsals you added lovely little details to your scene, and its a great skill for an actor to have.”

Jacob Migicovsky, Producer, Writer, Director, Lucid Film Productions Ltd, April, 2012

Best actor

“You are the best actor we will ever work with”

Paul Laight, Producer, Fix Films Ltd, January, 2007


In 2003, Philip set up a project to help disaffected young adults at a local school with their interview and personal impact skills. He is now focusing more on film work and finishing the book he has been writing since 1981.