“That Guy” Actor of the Week: Denholm Elliott

Denholm

Any of you who have watched Trading Places or Indiana Jones films will instantly recognize Denholm Elliot.  Elliot was a known English actor who unfortunately passed away in 1992 at the age of 70.   His work can best be summed up with this quote:

Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.

In any event I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the man as he brought me a lot of laughs, especially as Coleman.

A couple of clips of Elliot after the jump

Marcus Brody in Space

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q8CyoEwM-0&feature=related

Definitely one of the funnier scenes.  Yes!

Trading Places

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LgQyxS4-Os

Bubbles man!


  • Oh man!
    Elliott is one of my faves.
    You CAN’T forget his last performance in Noises Off either. We was simply a fantastic comedic ensemble performer.