Angela Scoular, the English actress was the ex wife of Leslie Phillips. Read on further to know more about her including her movies and net worth.
Who was Angela Scoular?
Angela Margaret Scoular was born on 8th November, 1945, and she died on 11th April, 2011. She was a proclaimed English actress. Scoular’s father was an engineer and she was born and raised in London. She studied at St.George’s School, Harpenden, Queen’s College, Harley Street and RADA. Scoular was best known for her appearance in two James Bond films which were made by different production companies. Scoular played the role of Buttercup in the 1967 comedy film, Casino Royale and then two years later, Scoular featured in the Eon Productions Bond film series, playing Ruby in the film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was a 1969 British spy film and also the sixth in the James Bond series which was produced by Eon Productions. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Scoular has also appeared in many other films including, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967), Great Catherine (1968), Doctor in Trouble (1970), The Adventurers (1970), Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976), and Adventures of a Private Eye (1977). Her film, A Countess from Hong Kong was a comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin. Her film, Doctor in Trouble, was the last and the seventh film in the Doctor series. People remember her most for these films along with her bond films. Scoular has also appeared in few television series including, House, The Avengers, Coronation Street, Penmarric, As Time Goes By and You Rang, M’Lord?. In the series, You Rang, M’Lord?, she appeared in the recurring role of Lady Agatha Shawcross. Angela Scoular was the niece of the famous actress Margaret Johnston. She got into a live in relationship with actor Leslie Phillips in 1977. At the same time, she was pregnant with the child of another actor. Leslie Phillips and Angela Scoular brought up her son together. Angela Scoular married Leslie Phillips in 1982 a year later the death of his former wife in 1981. Scoular was smitten by depression and anorexia nervosa. She even attempted suicide in the year 1992 by slashing her wrists with a sharp knife. Much later in 2009, it was revealed that the actress from suffering from colorectal cancer. She eventually got cured and was declared free of the disease but the disease had returned in the months preceding her death. Just weeks before her death, Scoular was arrested for drunk-driving. She died on 11th April 2011 after she purposely ingested acid drain cleaner and poured it on her body. The acid caused lethal burns to her digestive tract and skin. Scoular was survived by Phillips and her son Daniel. An inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court on 20 July 2011 said that the actress had been an alcoholic and suffered from depression and anxiety about debts. It also represented that she was on medication for bipolar disorder at the time of her death. The coroner claimed that Scoular had “killed herself while the balance of her mind was disturbed”, and stated that her death was not a suicide.
Death of ex wife of Leslie Phillips
The English actress was battling alcoholism, depression and unpaid debts. When she poured the acid on her body, she suffered non-survivable 40% burns to her throat, body and dietary tract. The cause of death was primarily the ingestion of a corrosive substance and multiple fractures. The actress had died two hours after drinking the liquid, which contained 91% sulphuric acid, and because of pouring it over her body. Ms Scoular, who had battled alcoholism for years, was highly addicted and used to drink between 150 and 210 units of alcohol every week. Weeks before her death, she was also arrested for drunken driving after crashing her car in Wales. At the time too, she was on medication for bipolar disorder. The actress had married former ‘Carry On star’ and actor, Leslie Phillips in 1982. Angela Scoular had also played the role of Cathy in Wuthering Heights in 1967. ‘She was a kind, generous person who would help me with my work and I would help with hers’, said Leslie Phillips after her death. The actor, who is 87, was too ill to attend the hearing given by the coroner in the court, but said in a statement which was read to the court that their life together was happy. “The only exception was her alcoholism,” he said. “But she was a kind, generous person who would help me with my work and I would help with hers.” Ms Scoular tried to kill herself in 1992 also by cutting her wrists with a knife. She was found by her then husband Phillips, who said he saved her from being sectioned several years ago. They had a happy life together; it is sad how alcoholism ruins lives and families.
Net worth of the actress
The net worth of late English actress Angela Scoular is estimated to be around $9 million.