He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Troilus and Cressida," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Dorothy Tutin, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Peter O'Toole, Clifford Rose, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Peter Hall and John Barton were directors.
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[on A Murder of Quality
(1991)] I thought Guinness [Alec Guinness
] was brilliant as Smiley. But I thought he was very, very dry. I decided to play him far more eccentric and with as much comedy as I could.
The British magazine "TV Times" stated in 1975 that "since the death of Dennis Price
he has cornered the market in playing upper-class drunks and con-men. But Price's villains were suave, Elliott's are seedy".
Frequently played well-mannered, ineffectual characters