• Denholm  Elliott

    Denholm Elliott Awards

    Born on May 31st, 1922

    From Ealing, London, England

A Room With a View Poster

A Room With a View

In this British drama based on the novel by E.M. Forster, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter), a young Englishwoman, is touring Italy with her older cousin (Maggie Smith). At a hotel in Florence, Lucy meets the charming and free-spirited George Emerson (Julian Sands). Although intrigued by George, once she's back in England Lucy ponders settling down with the wealthy, staid Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis). When George reappears in her life, Lucy must decide between him and Cecil.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role
Defence of the Realm Poster

Defence of the Realm

Dennis Markahm (Ian Bannen) is forced to resign from the British Parliament after he is linked to a woman serving as an East German dignitary. As reporters Nick Mullen (Gabriel Byrne) and Vernon Bayliss (Denholm Elliott) investigate the case, they discover that there may be more to the incident than meets the eye, and that a nuclear near-accident at an Air Force base is somehow involved. Markham's secretary, Nina Beckman (Greta Scacchi), agrees to help, but she may know more then she lets on.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Won
Actor in a Supporting Role
A Private Function Poster

A Private Function

In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby (Denholm Elliott), accountant Henry Allardyce (Richard Griffiths) and solicitor Frank Lockwood (John Normington) are fattening a black-market pig for the big day. Egged on by his wife (Maggie Smith), meek Gilbert Chilvers (Michael Palin) steals the swine, but the couple must conceal it from inspector Morris Wormold (Bill Paterson).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Won
Supporting Actor
Trading Places Poster

Trading Places

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Won
Supporting Actor
Saint Jack Poster

Saint Jack

Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara) is an American pimp in Singapore, and, although his livelihood is unsavory, he is not morally bankrupt, and makes friends with auditor William (Denholm Elliott). Jack yearns for more than the small-time, though -- his ambition is to open an entire bordello. Meanwhile he gets the squeeze put on him by the local mob for his business dealings, and, to achieve his dream of luxury, he may need to assist in a sinister deal by the CIA to take some compromising photographs.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated
Supporting Actor
A Doll's House Poster

A Doll's House

Torvald and Nora Helmer have been married for eight years and, on the surface at least, their marriage seems exceptionally happy; they have three children, a comfortable home and a healthy income. When Kristine Linde, an old school friend of Nora's, a widow, penniless but independent-minded, arrives in town and calls on Nora, she gradually discovers that all is not as tranquil and well-ordered as it seems.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated
Supporting Actor