Photograph from The Holly and the Ivy (1952) featuring Denholm Elliott (as Michael Gregory) (1)

Denholm Elliott


Actor (died aged 70) | The Cruel Sea (1953), The Sound Barrier (1952), King Rat (1965)

Incisive British actor of stage, screen and television, often of well-mannered, ineffectual types; latterly in more sophisticated roles

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Elliott trained briefly at RADA, then began acting in a German POW camp during the Second World War. The first of his two wives was actress Virginia McKenna. Died of AIDS.

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Dear Mr Prohack (1949)
Oswald Morfrey
The Sound Barrier (1952)
Christopher Ridgefield
The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
Michael Gregory
The Cruel Sea (1953)
The Heart of the Matter (1953)
Lease of Life (1954)
Martin Blake
They Who Dare (1954)
Sergeant Corcoran
The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
Flt Lt McKenzie
The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
You Must Be Joking! (1965)
Capt Tabasco
King Rat (1965)
Lt Col GD Larkin
The High Bright Sun (1965)
Lt Charlie Baker
The Vault of Horror (1973)
A Doll’s House (1973)
Watership Down (1978)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Sidney Beynon
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Missionary (1982)
The Bishop
Trading Places (1983)
A Room with a View (1985)
Mr Emerson, an English tourist
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Marcus Brody
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