He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, Patrick Allen, Jack MacGowram, Ian Richardson, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Michael Langham was director.
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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.
Some sources state that he acquired the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion. However, his widow Susan documented their open marriage and her husband's bisexuality in her book "Denholm Elliott: Quest for Love", published two years after his death.