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Denholm Elliott (1922–1992)


Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States. See full bio »

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(age 70) in Ibiza, Spain

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1991 The Black Candle (TV Movie)
William Filmore
 1991 One Against the Wind (TV Movie)
Father LeBlanc
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
James O'Hannon
 1989 Bangkok Hilton (TV Mini-Series)
Hal Stanton
 1988 The Bourne Identity (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Geoffrey Washburn
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Richard Braling
- The Coffin (1988) ... Richard Braling
 1988 Worlds Beyond (TV Series)
Sir Oliver Beresford
- Oliver's Ghost (1988) ... Sir Oliver Beresford
 1988 Codename: Kyril (TV Mini-Series)
Povin
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Povin
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Povin
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Povin
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Povin
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series)
Alastair Struan
- Part IV (1988) ... Alastair Struan (credit only)
- Part III (1988) ... Alastair Struan (credit only)
- Part II (1988) ... Alastair Struan (credit only)
- Part I (1988) ... Alastair Struan
 1987 A Child's Christmas in Wales (TV Movie)
Old Geraint
 1987 Scoop (TV Movie)
London - Salter
 1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Movie)
George Parker
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Philip Neville
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... Philip Neville
 1985 Past Caring (TV Movie)
Victor
 1984 Camille (TV Movie)
Count de Noilly
 1983 The Blue Dress (TV Movie)
 1979-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Psychiatrist / Bernard / F.J. Dobbs / ...
- You're All Right, How Am I? (1981) ... Psychiatrist
- In Hiding (1980) ... Bernard
- Gentle Folk (1980) ... F.J. Dobbs
- School Play (1979) ... Geoffrey Treasure
 1980 Blade on the Feather (TV Movie)
Jack Hill
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Norman Shenley
- Rude Awakening (1980) ... Norman Shenley
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Alan Quine
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Harold Tinker / Colonel Tinker
- The Stinker (1980) ... Harold Tinker / Colonel Tinker
 1978 Premiere (TV Series)
Jim
- Crest of a Wave (1978) ... Jim
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Semyon
- Shooting the Chandelier (1977) ... Semyon
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Mr. Gregory
- Across the Andes by Frog (1977) ... Mr. Gregory
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Geoffrey Manners
- Lady Sybil (1977) ... Geoffrey Manners
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
 1976 The Signalman (TV Short)
The Signalman
 1976 Orde Wingate (TV Series)
Senior Officer, Delhi
- Turn You to the Strong Hold (1976) ... Senior Officer, Delhi
 1975-1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
William Wilditch / The Author
- Under the Garden (1976) ... William Wilditch
- The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen (1975) ... The Author
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Henson
- Fear Is Spreading (1975) ... Dr. Frank Henson
 1974 The Lady from the Sea (TV Movie)
Dr Wangel
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Griffin / Arthur Gosport
- It Only Hurts for a Minute (1973) ... Harry Griffin
 1973 The Song of Songs (TV Series)
Dr. Salmoni
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Dr. Salmoni
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Dr. Salmoni
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Dr. Salmoni
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Lawrence -an older man
- Home for the Holidays (1973) ... Lawrence -an older man
 1958-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Miles
- Anywhere But England, Old Boy (1972) ... Miles
 1972 The Sextet (TV Series)
Francis Ramsdale / Peter Lelliot / Stanley / ...
- Blur and Blank via Cleckheaton (1972) ... Francis Ramsdale
- Disappearing Trick (1972) ... Peter Lelliot
- Stanley's Style (1972) ... Stanley
- Stoker Leishman's Diaries (1972) ... Edgar
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972) ... Jack Black
 1972 A Question of Degree (TV Movie)
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Roland
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... Roland
 1972 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- The Iron Man (1972) ... Reader
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Walter
- Scenes from Family Life (1969) ... Walter
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Reggie Fortune
 1965-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Gerald / Vincent
- A Little Temptation (1965) ... Vincent
 1968 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Mr. George Devlin
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Roger Crowell - Imposter
- Man Running (1967) ... Roger Crowell - Imposter
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Basil Jordan
- The Hunting Party (1966) ... Basil Jordan
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Interviewer
- Application Form (1965) ... The Interviewer
 1956-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
James Dell / Guy Pascoe / The Best friend / ...
- Four Days to Fireworks (1965) ... James Dell
- The Paper Palace (1961) ... Guy Pascoe
- Dinner with the Family (1958) ... The Best friend
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series)
John Fairchild
- The House (1965) ... John Fairchild
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Geoffrey Manners
- Man and Mirror (1965) ... Geoffrey Manners
 1965 The Holy Terror (TV Movie)
Herbert
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
Peter Dartford
- Shooting Star (1963) ... Peter Dartford
 1961 A Reason for Staying (TV Movie)
 1959 The Moon and Sixpence (TV Movie)
 1958-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
John Manbridge / Jack Lyons
- Relative Value (1959) ... John Manbridge (as Denholm Elliot)
- The Crocodile Case (1958) ... Jack Lyons
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1957/II Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sebastian
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
Stephen Cass
- Duet for Two Hands (1957) ... Stephen Cass
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie)
Warwick
 1955 Appointment with Drama (TV Series)
Monsieur de Bellac
- The Apollo of Bellac (1955) ... Monsieur de Bellac
 1954 Montserrat (TV Movie)
Montserrat
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Julien
- Martine (1952) ... Mr. Julien
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Silver Cord (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dick
- A Well-Remembered Voice (1951) ... Dick
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Dr. Diaforus, The Imaginary Invalid, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA), New York City, 1967. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Denholm Elliot

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love my freedom and I hate the demands that are made on you. I mean the number of jobs actually that I've turned down is incredible. If I took them all and pushed and was seen in the right places and did all that nonsense, I suppose one could become a top-ranking star. I think the price is too high, quite honestly. See more »

Trivia:

Best known to movie audiences as the bumbling Marcus Brody in the Indiana Jones series. He appeared in both Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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