Denholm Elliott won the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy in 1985.
Denholm Elliott was number 33 on the Top 100 Stars of the 1980s list.
Denholm Elliott won the award for Best Actor at the International Mystery Film Festival of Cattolica in 1986 for Defence if the Realm.
Denholm Elliott's stage debut was in The Drunkard at the Playhouse in Amersham in 1945.
Denholm Elliott had two children, both from his second marriage, a son Mark and a daughter Jennifer who committed suicide in 2003.
Denholm Elliott spent his honeymoon with Susan driving through France in his Mercedes SL 190 convertible, via Barcelona, to Ibiza.
Denholm Elliott made his film debut in Dear Mr. Prohack in 1949.
Whilst incarcerated in a POW camp during WWII Denholm Elliott formed a theatrical group, the No Name Players, to entertain the other POW's and keep up morale.
Denholm Elliott was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in 1988 for his services to acting.
A charity, the Denholm Elliott Project, was set up by his widow as a support service to HIV positive people.
Denholm Elliott was shot down over Germany in 1942 and he spent the remainder of WWII in Stalag 8B POW camp in Silesia.
Denholm Elliott won a BAFTA (film) for Best Supporting Actor in 1986 for Defense of the Realm, in 1985 for A Private Function, and in 1984 for Trading Places.
Denholm Elliott was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a supporting role in 1987 for A Room with a View.
Denholm Elliot was a radio operator and gunner in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
Denholm was a bisexual.
Denholm lost the top of his right thumb in a childhood accident.
Denholm had two children.
Denholm Elliott: (About his role in Rising Damp) I am the cad, the scrounger. Despite that, I do expose each character's weaknesses or secrets. They kick me out but are left facing each other with their skeletons no longer locked in the cupboard. I enjoyed it. It was an excellent part.
Denholm Elliott: When it's a minor or supporting role, you learn to make the most of what you're given. I can make two lines seem like Hamlet.
Denholm Elliott: I don't think of myself as a hero. I've always been drawn to parts that have a rich and somewhat shady character.
Denholm Elliott: I like actors - such as Margaret Rutherford and Peter Lorre - who aren't afraid to over-act like real people. When I take a job I can always come up with ten different ways of doing the part. But I'll always choose the flashiest one. You've got to dress the window a bit,