Denholm Elliott

Denholm Elliott

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1986)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 31, 1922

Birthplace: Ealing, London, England, UK

One of the most accomplished character actors of the 20th century, Denholm Elliott was an award-winning performer who embodied the extraordinary lives of ordinary men in films ranging from "Nothing But the Best" (1964) and "The Doll House" (1973) to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), "Trading Places" (1983) and "Room with a View" (1985), which earned him an Oscar nomination. Elliott's stock in trade was his enormous capacity to strike an emotional chord within his characters, which tended towards officious professionals or outsiders contending with past regrets. He rose to fame in the early 1960s as a wayward aristocrat in "Nothing but the Best" and soon established himself as a versatile character actor on television and in numerous films. Elliott reached his apex in the early 1980s with a string of high-profile hits including "Raiders," "Trading Places" and "Room" before he was diagnosed with the HIV virus in 1987. He would spend the remaining years of his life active in features and TV before his death in 1992, which brought to a close a remarkable and well-respected career.

Highest rated movies

A Room With a View
Defence of the Realm
The Missionary
King Rat
Alfie Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
The House That Dripped Blood

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 68% Scorchers Howler (Character) - 1992
61% 84% Noises Off Selsdon Mowbray/The Burglar (Character) $2.2M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Candle William Filmore (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 28% A Murder of Quality George Smiley (Character) - 1991
38% 66% Toy Soldiers Dr. Robert Gould (Character) $13.4M 1991
No Score Yet 86% One Against the Wind Father LeBlanc (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Green Journey James O'Hannon (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Dad Monty Berg (Character) - 1989
88% 94% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Marcus Brody (Character) $195.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to the River Kwai Colonel Grayson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 40% Return From the River Kwai Colonel Grayson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keys to Freedom Inspector Basil Crisp (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 77% Stealing Heaven Fulbert (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Codename: Kyril Povin (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scoop London - Salter (Character) - 1987
87% 87% Maurice Doctor Barry (Character) $45.9K 1987
63% 52% September Howard (Character) $404.8K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Happy Valley Sir Henry "Jock" Delves Broughton (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 68% The Whoopee Boys Col. Phelps (Character) $240.5K 1986
100% 85% A Room With a View Mr. Emerson, an English tourist (Character) $12.0M 1986
No Score Yet 42% Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry George Parker (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel du Lac Philip Neville (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 5% Transmutations Dr. Savary (Character) - 1985
100% 68% Defence of the Realm Vernon Bayliss (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Past Caring Unknown (Character) - 1985
88% 63% A Private Function Dr. Charles Swaby (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 33% Camille Count de Noilly (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Cover Jack Hill (Character) - 1984
50% 77% The Razor's Edge Elliott Templeton (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 36% The Wicked Lady Sir Ralph Skelton (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 50% The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. Mortimer (Character) - 1983
88% 84% Trading Places Coleman (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Dress Unknown (Character) - 1983
100% 41% The Missionary The Bishop (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 68% Brimstone and Treacle Tom Bates (Character) - 1982
95% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Marcus Brody (Character) $248.2M 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rude Awakening Norman Shenley (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 30% Rising Damp Charles Seymour (Character) - 1980
55% 74% Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession Stefan Vognic (Character) - 1980
72% 76% Saint Jack William Leigh (Character) - 1979
50% 61% Zulu Dawn Colonel Pulleine (Character) - 1979
45% 28% Cuba Donald Skinner (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bed of Roomers Charles Seymour (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 18% Game for Vultures Raglan Thistle (Character) - 1979
0% 41% The Hound of the Baskervilles Stapleton (Character) - 1978
69% 66% The Boys From Brazil Sidney Beynon (Character) - 1978
82% 86% Watership Down Cowslip (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet 62% Sweeney 2 Jupp (Character) - 1978
45% 38% To the Devil a Daughter Henry Beddows (Character) - 1976
83% 53% Voyage of the Damned Admiral Canaris (Character) - 1976
74% 53% Robin and Marian Will Scarlett (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners John Grey (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crazy Kill Dr. Frank Henson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 40% Russian Roulette Petapiece (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fear Is Spreading Dr. Frank Henson (Character) - 1975
93% 72% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Friar (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy's Progress Sir Emmanuel Whitbread (Character) - 1974
80% 51% Vault of Horror Diltant (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 43% A Doll's House Krogstad (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 10% Madame Sin Malcolm De Vere (Character) - 1971
92% 56% The House That Dripped Blood Charles Hillyer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 29% Percy Emmanuel Whitbread (Character) - 1971
40% 50% Quest for Love Tom Lewis (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 67% The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Peter Niss (Character) - 1970
57% 71% Too Late the Hero Capt. Hornsby (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 23% Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Mr. Beauchamp (Character) - 1968
67% 44% The Night They Raided Minsky's Vance Fowler (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 54% Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mr. George Devlin (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Gull Dorn (Character) - 1968
96% 76% Alfie Abortionist (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spy With a Cold Nose Pond-Jones (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McGuire, Go Home! Baker (Character) - 1965
100% 85% King Rat Lt. G.D. Larkin (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holy Terror Herbert (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Must Be Joking Capt. Tabasco (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing but the Best Charlie Prince (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Station Six-Sahara Macey (Character) - 1963
80% 20% Scent of Mystery Oliver Larker (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird Unknown (Voice) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Edgar Linton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night My Number Came Up Fl. Lt. McKenzie (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Destiny Arthur Grimble (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lease of Life Martin Blake (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% They Who Dare Sergeant Corcoran (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 84% The Cruel Sea Morell (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% The Heart of the Matter Wilson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wonderbird Unknown (Voice) - 1952
80% 64% Breaking the Sound Barrier Christopher Ridgefield (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 72% The Holly and the Ivy Michael Gregory (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ringer John Lemley (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Mr. Prohack Oswald Morfrey (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bourne Identity Dr. Geoffrey Washburn (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Richard Braling (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Polo Niccolò Polo (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Harold Tinker / Colonel Tinker (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951