Denholm Elliott

Denholm Elliott


5/31/1922, Ealing, London, England, UK



Birth Name

Denholm Mitchell Elliott


Also Known As

Denholm Elliot
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Gentlemanly British actor who played true-blue fresh young men, often under fire in war, in British films of the fifties. Returned in the sixties in altogether different persona-that a dog-eared ex-public school type eager to sell his own mother up the river for money or personal advancement. Married…more


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    • 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,

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  • May Denholm Elliot rest in peace.

    The only movies with Denholm Elliot I have ever seen are Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I find it sad thta he is not alive anymore. He had quite a talent of doing Dr. Marcus Brody. We all miss you Denholm Elliot.