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Denholm Elliott

Born
Denholm Mitchell Elliott

(1922-05-31)31 May 1922
Died 6 October 1992(1992-10-06) (aged 70)
Cause of death Tuberculosis complicated by AIDS
Nationality British
Education Malvern College
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949–1992
Spouse(s) Virginia McKenna
(m. 1954; divorced)
Susan Robinson
(m. 1962–1992; his death)

Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE (31 May 1922 – 6 October 1992) was an English film, television and theatre actor. He was in more than 120 movies and television programmes. In the 1981, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Early life

Elliott was born in London, England. He was the son of Nina (née Mitchell) and Myles Laymen Farr Elliott. He attended Malvern College and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Career

In the 1980s, he won three consecutive British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards – Best Supporting Actor for Trading Places as Dan Aykroyd's kindly butler, A Private Function, and Defence of the Realm – as well as an Academy Award nomination for A Room with a View. He also became familiar to a wider audience as the well-meaning but addlepated Dr. Marcus Brody in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. A photograph of his character appears in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and a reference is made to Brody's death. In 1988, Elliott played the Russian mole Povin in the television miniseries Codename: Kyril.

Death

Elliott was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. He died of AIDS-related tuberculosis at his home on Ibiza, Spain, in 1992. His widow set up a charity, the Denholm Elliott Project, in his honour and collaborated on his biography.

Movies

  • Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)
  • The Ringer (1952)
  • The Sound Barrier (1952)
  • The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
  • The Cruel Sea (1953)
  • The Heart of the Matter (1953)
  • They Who Dare (1954)
  • Lease of Life (1954)
  • The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
  • The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
  • Pacific Destiny (1956)
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Relative Value (1959)
  • Scent of Mystery (1960)
  • Nothing But the Best (1964)
  • The High Bright Sun (1964)
  • You Must Be Joking! (1965)
  • King Rat (1965)
  • Alfie (1966)
  • The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)
  • The Night They Raided Minsky's (1967)
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967)
  • The Sea Gull (1968)
  • Too Late the Hero (1970)
  • The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
  • Quest for Love (1971)
  • Percy (1971)
  • The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972; television play)
  • Madame Sin (1972)
  • A Doll's House (1973)
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
  • Brimstone and Treacle (1976; television play)
  • A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Signalman (1976)
  • Robin and Marian (1976)
  • To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
  • Voyage of the Damned (1976)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • Shooting the Chandelier (1977; television movie)
  • Watership Down (1978; voice)
  • The Boys from Brazil (1978)
  • Sweeney 2 (1978)
  • Cuba (1979)
  • Zulu Dawn (1979)
  • Saint Jack (1979)
  • A Game for Vultures (1979)
  • Bad Timing (1980)
  • Blade on the Feather (1980)
  • Sunday Lovers (1980)
  • Rising Damp (1980)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
  • Marco Polo (1982; television miniseries)
  • The Missionary (1982)
  • Trading Places (1983)
  • The Wicked Lady (1983)
  • The Razor's Edge (1984)
  • Camille (1984)
  • A Private Function (1984)
  • A Room with a View (1985)
  • Past Caring (1985; television film)
  • Bleak House (1985; television series)
  • Defence of the Realm (1985)
  • Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986; television movie)
  • The Whoopee Boys (1986)
  • Hotel du Lac (1987; television movie)
  • Maurice (1987)
  • September (1987)
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
  • Codename: Kyril (1988; television series)
  • The Bourne Identity (1988; television movie)
  • Noble House (1988; television miniseries)
  • Stealing Heaven (1988)
  • Bangkok Hilton (1989)
  • Killing Dad (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Return from the River Kwai (1989)
  • The Love She Sought (1990; television movie)
  • Toy Soldiers (1991)
  • Scorchers (1991)
  • A Murder of Quality (1991)
  • Noises Off (1992)

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