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Denholm Mitchell Elliott
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Denholm Elliott Fast Facts:
Served in the Royal Air Force during WWII and was held prisoner for three years in Germany.
His film debut was in 1949's
Dear Mr. Prohack
His first Hollywood picture was 1965's
, about survival in a WWII POW camp, but his breakthrough film was 1966's
, in which he played a back-alley abortionist.
Was memorable as a hard-drinking, blacklisted film director in the 1974 Richard Dreyfuss drama
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Known to many Americans for his role as valet to Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd's characters in the 1982 comedy
Appeared in more than 100 movies throughout his career.
Inspired a saying among admiring British actors: "Never act with children, dogs or Denholm Elliott."
In 1988 was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), an order of chivalry.
Following his 1992 AIDS-related death, his widow, Susan, helped found the Denholm Elliott Project, to benefit HIV patients.
Denholm Elliott Relationships:
Nina Mitchell - Mother
Myles Layman Elliott - Father
Jennifer Elliott - Daughter
Mark Elliott - Son
Virginia McKenna - Ex-wife
Susan Robinson - Wife
Denholm Elliott Awards:
1986 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1983 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1984 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
1985 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
1981 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Artist - Nominee
1973 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England
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