Elliott was born in London and made his film debut in 1949. He went on to play a large range of parts, generally specialising in the typical English gentleman. He appeared in films as diverse as Alfie, Trading Places, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Brimstone and Treacle, and A Room with a View (1986). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in the last.
In 1988, Elliott was awarded the CBE for his services to acting.
Although gay, Elliott was married twice (the first time to the British actress, Virginia McKenna) and had children. He died of AIDS.
Denholm Elliott Facts
|Birth Name||Denholm Mitchell Elliott|
|Birthday||May 31, 1922|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||October 6, 1992 (age 70)|
|Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark|
|Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade|
|A Bridge Too Far|
|Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures|
|A Room with a View|