70 (passed away Oct. 6th, 1992)
May. 31st, 1922
Ealing, London, England, UK
Denholm Elliott's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1992 - Noises Off...
1991 - Toy Soldiers
1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1988 - Hanna's War
1987 - September
1986 - A Room with a View
1984 - The Razor's Edge
1983 - Trading Places
1981 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980 - Bad Timing
1979 - Zulu Dawn
1978 - Watership Down
1978 - The Boys From Brazil
1977 - A Bridge Too Far
1977 - The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as we know it
1976 - Robin and Marian
1976 - To the Devil a Daughter
1970 - Too Late the Hero
1968 - The Night They Raided Minsky's
1966 - Alfie
1965 - King Rat
1952 - The Ringer
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Frank Henson
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.
- Served in the RAF during WWII. His plane was shot down over Germany in 1942 and he spent the rest of the War in Stalag 8B POW camp in Silesia.
- Rather than recast the role of Marcus Brody in _Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)_ (qv), director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) and writer 'David Koepp' (qv) created a new character, Charles Stanforth, played by 'Jim Broadbent' (qv). The passing of Marcus Brody is acknowledged several times in the film, with a portrait of him hanging in the hallway outside Indy's classroom, a statue of him in a University courtyard, and a malt shop named "Brody's.".
- Father was Myles Layman Elliott and mother Nina Mitchell.
- 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.
- Educated at Malvern College, Worcestershire.
- He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1988 New Year's Honours List for his services to Drama.
- Lost the top of his right thumb in a childhood accident.
- A bisexual, he tested HIV positive in 1987 and was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988.
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