person image

Ian Holm

Born: 1931

Biography

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE (12 September 1931 – 19 June 2020) was an English actor. After beginning his career on the British stage as a leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he became a successful and prolific performer on television and in films. He received numerous accolades including two BAFTA Awards and a Tony Award, along with nominations for an Academy Award and two Emmy Awards. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1989 by Queen Elizabeth II. Holm won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in the Harold Pinter play The Homecoming. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role in the 1998 West End production of King Lear. For his television roles he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for King Lear (1998), and the HBO film The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2003). He gained acclaim for his role in The Bofors Gun (1968) winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA Award win for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire (1981). Other notable films he appeared in include Alien (1979), Brazil (1985), Henry V (1989), The Madness of King George (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), and The Aviator (2004). He gained wider appreciation for his role as the elderly Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He also voiced Chef Skinner in the Pixar animated film Ratatouille (2007). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian Holm, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Goodmayes, Essex, England, UK
Died 19/06/2020

Resources

Actor Movies

The Sweet Hereafter

Mitchell Stephens in The Sweet Hereafter

Wisconsin Death Trip

Narrator (voice) in Wisconsin Death Trip

The Emperor's New Clothes

Napoleon Bonaparte / Sergeant Eugene Lenormand in The Emperor's New Clothes

Laughterhouse

Ben Singleton in Laughterhouse

The Wood Demon

Khrushchov in The Wood Demon

Joe Gould's Secret

Joe Gould in Joe Gould's Secret

The Adventures of Errol Flynn

Narrator (voice) in The Adventures of Errol Flynn

Prisoner of Paradise

Narrator (voice) in Prisoner of Paradise

Landscape

Duff in Landscape

King Lear

King Lear in King Lear

Moonlight on the Highway

in Moonlight on the Highway

Edward the Confessor

Edward Gobey in Edward the Confessor

D-Day 6.6.1944

Narrator (voice) in D-Day 6.6.1944

The Real Middle Earth

Narrator in The Real Middle Earth

Soft Targets

Alexei in Soft Targets

The Misanthrope

Alceste in The Misanthrope

The Browning Version

Andrew Crocker-Harris in The Browning Version

The Lost Boys

J.M. Barrie in The Lost Boys

The Queen of Trees

Narrator in The Queen of Trees

The Cost of Treachery

Narrator in The Cost of Treachery

The Kingdom of Fun

Narrator in The Kingdom of Fun

The Last Romantics

F.R. Leavis in The Last Romantics

The Borrowers

Pod in The Borrowers

A Little Fish in Deep Water

Narrator in A Little Fish in Deep Water

Tale of the Tides

Narrator in Tale of the Tides

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor in The Tailor of Gloucester

Animal Farm

Squealer (voice) in Animal Farm

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Murder by the Book

Hercule Poirot in Murder by the Book

Dreamchild

Reverend Charles L. Dodgson / Lewis Carroll in Dreamchild

Esther Kahn

Nathan Quellen in Esther Kahn

Night Falls on Manhattan

Liam Casey in Night Falls on Manhattan

The Hour of the Pig

Albertus in The Hour of the Pig

Uncle Vanya

Astrov in Uncle Vanya

The Cherry Orchard

Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard

The Homecoming

Lenny in The Homecoming

Wetherby

Stanley Pilborough in Wetherby

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

Patrick in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill

Eustace Edgehill in Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill

Bette Davis: The Benevolent Volcano

Narrator (voice) in Bette Davis: The Benevolent Volcano

Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom

(voice) in Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom

Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of The Queen

Self - Narrator (voice) in Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of The Queen

Little Red Riding Hood

Don Mini in Little Red Riding Hood

Alien

Ash in Alien

Garden State

Gideon Largeman in Garden State

From Hell

Sir William Gull in From Hell

eXistenZ

Kiri Vinokur in eXistenZ

Ratatouille

Skinner (voice) in Ratatouille

Naked Lunch

Tom Frost in Naked Lunch

The Madness of King George

Willis in The Madness of King George

Another Woman

Ken in Another Woman

Dance with a Stranger

Desmond Cussen in Dance with a Stranger

Alice Through the Looking Glass

White Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass

A Severed Head

Martin Lynch-Gibbon in A Severed Head

Blue Ice

Sir Hector in Blue Ice

The Treatment

Dr. Ernesto Morales in The Treatment

Loch Ness

Water Bailiff in Loch Ness

The Deep Blue Sea

Sir William Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea

The Paradise Suite

Jamie Norton in The Paradise Suite

The Bofors Gun

Gunner Flynn in The Bofors Gun

Emma's Time

Mark Lang in Emma's Time

Rope

Granillo in Rope

The Fifth Element

Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element

Brazil

Mr. M. Kurtzmann in Brazil

Kafka

Dr. Murnau in Kafka

All Quiet on the Western Front

Himmelstoss in All Quiet on the Western Front

Shout at the Devil

Mohammed in Shout at the Devil

The Fixer

Grubeshov in The Fixer

The Endless Game

Control in The Endless Game

Opus

Lenny (The Homecoming) in Opus

Hamlet

Polonius in Hamlet

The Man in the Iron Mask

Duval in The Man in the Iron Mask

March or Die

El Krim in March or Die

Chromophobia

Edward Aylesbury in Chromophobia

Young Winston

George E. Buckle in Young Winston

Big Night

Pascal in Big Night

Ô Jerusalem

Ben Gurion in Ô Jerusalem

S.O.S. Titanic

J. Bruce Ismay in S.O.S. Titanic

The Return of the Soldier

Doctor Anderson in The Return of the Soldier

Lord of War

Simeon Weisz in Lord of War

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Baron Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Les Misérables

Thénardier in Les Misérables

Chariots of Fire

Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire

Strangers with Candy

Dr. Putney in Strangers with Candy

Juggernaut

Nicholas Porter in Juggernaut

The Match

Big Tam in The Match

Beautiful Joe

George The Geek in Beautiful Joe

The Aviator

Professor Fitz in The Aviator

Oh! What a Lovely War

President Poincare in Oh! What a Lovely War

The Miracle Maker

Pontius Pilate in The Miracle Maker

The Thief of Baghdad

The Gatekeeper in The Thief of Baghdad

The Wars of the Roses

King Richard III in The Wars of the Roses

A Season of Giants

Lorenzo de' Medici in A Season of Giants

Simon Magus

Sirius / Boris / The Devil in Simon Magus

Shergar

Joseph Maguire in Shergar

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Robin and Marian

King John in Robin and Marian

Time Bandits

Napoleon in Time Bandits

Mary, Queen of Scots

David Riccio in Mary, Queen of Scots

The Last Dragon

Narrator in The Last Dragon

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Life Less Ordinary

Mr. Naville in A Life Less Ordinary

Inside the Third Reich

Dr. Joseph Goebbels in Inside the Third Reich

The Day After Tomorrow

Terry Rapson in The Day After Tomorrow

Bless the Child

Reverend Grissom in Bless the Child

The Beast Within: Making Alien

(archive footage) in The Beast Within: Making Alien

Henry V

Captain Fluellen in Henry V

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Old Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Incognito

John (uncredited) in Incognito

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Old Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Discovering Hamlet

Polonius (archive footage) in Discovering Hamlet

Girls at Sea

Marine (uncredited) in Girls at Sea

The Hobbit: M4's Book Edit

Old Bilbo Baggins (archive footage) in The Hobbit: M4's Book Edit

Nicholas and Alexandra

Yakovlev in Nicholas and Alexandra

Actor TV Shows