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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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