January 2, 2017


Denholm Elliott (1922-1992) b. Ealing, England.

Denholm Elliott

Gentlemanly British actor who played true-blue fresh young men, often under fire in British war films of the fifties. Returned in the sixties in altogether different persona that of a dog-eared ex-public school type with crumpled face eager to sell his own mother up the river for money or personal advancement. Perfectly cast in his later years in any role calling for boozy cynicism or world-weariness. Married to Virginia McKenna 1954-1956 (first of two). Oscar nominee for A Room with a View (1986).

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