Ian Holm

Ian Holm

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-09-1931
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Goodmayes, Essex, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Ian Holm Cuthbert
    Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE

  • Popularity: 10.04
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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.

Year Movie Character
1997 The Sweet Hereafter as Mitchell Stephens
1999 Wisconsin Death Trip as Narrator (voice)
2001 The Emperor's New Clothes as Napoleon Bonaparte / Sergeant Eugene Lenormand
1984 Laughterhouse as Ben Singleton
1974 The Wood Demon as Khrushchov
2000 Joe Gould's Secret as Joe Gould
2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn as Narrator (voice)
2003 Prisoner of Paradise as Narrator (voice)
1995 Landscape as Duff
1998 King Lear as King Lear
1969 Moonlight on the Highway
1969 Edward the Confessor as Edward Gobey
2004 D-Day 6.6.1944 as Narrator (voice)
2007 The Real Middle Earth as Narrator
1982 Soft Targets as Alexei
1980 The Misanthrope as Alceste
1985 The Browning Version as Andrew Crocker-Harris
1978 The Lost Boys as J.M. Barrie
2005 The Queen of Trees as Narrator
1984 The Cost of Treachery as Narrator
1989 The Kingdom of Fun as Narrator
1992 The Last Romantics as F.R. Leavis
1993 The Borrowers as Pod
1996 A Little Fish in Deep Water as Narrator
1998 Tale of the Tides as Narrator
1999 Animal Farm as Squealer (voice)
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes as Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot
1986 Murder by the Book as Hercule Poirot
1985 Dreamchild as Reverend Charles L. Dodgson / Lewis Carroll
2000 Esther Kahn as Nathan Quellen
1996 Night Falls on Manhattan as Liam Casey
1993 The Advocate as Albertus
1991 Uncle Vanya as Astrov
1962 The Cherry Orchard as Trofimov
1973 The Homecoming as Lenny
1985 Wetherby as Stanley Pilborough
2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells as Patrick
1985 Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill as Eustace Edgehill
1983 Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano as Narrator (voice)
1994 Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom as (voice)
1992 Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of The Queen as Self - Narrator (voice)
1979 Alien as Ash
2004 Garden State as Gideon Largeman
2001 From Hell as Sir William Gull
1999 eXistenZ as Kiri Vinokur
2007 Ratatouille as Skinner (voice)
1991 Naked Lunch as Tom Frost
1994 The Madness of King George as Willis
1988 Another Woman as Ken
1985 Dance with a Stranger as Desmond Cussen
1998 Alice Through the Looking Glass as White Knight
1971 A Severed Head as Martin Lynch-Gibbon
1992 Blue Ice as Sir Hector
2007 The Treatment as Dr. Ernesto Morales
1996 Loch Ness as Water Bailiff
1994 The Deep Blue Sea as Sir William Collyer
1963 The Paradise Suite as Jamie Norton
1968 The Bofors Gun as Gunner Flynn
1970 Emma's Time as Mark Lang
1957 Rope as Granillo
1997 The Fifth Element as Father Vito Cornelius
1985 Brazil as Mr. M. Kurtzmann
1991 Kafka as Dr. Murnau
1979 All Quiet on the Western Front as Himmelstoss
1976 Shout at the Devil as Mohammed
1968 The Fixer as Grubeshov
1989 The Endless Game as Control
1967 Opus as Lenny (The Homecoming)
1990 Hamlet as Polonius
1977 The Man in the Iron Mask as Duval
1977 March or Die as El Krim
2006 Renaissance as Jonas Muller
2006 Chromophobia as Edward Aylesbury
1972 Young Winston as George E. Buckle
2006 Ô Jerusalem as Ben Gurion
1980 S.O.S. Titanic as J. Bruce Ismay
1983 The Return of the Soldier as Doctor Anderson
2005 Lord of War as Simeon Weisz
1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as Baron Frankenstein
1978 Les Misérables as Thénardier
1981 Chariots of Fire as Sam Mussabini
2006 Strangers with Candy as Dr. Putney
1974 Juggernaut as Nicholas Porter
1999 The Match as Big Tam
2000 Beautiful Joe as George The Geek
2004 The Aviator as Professor Fitz
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War as President Poincare
2000 The Miracle Maker as Pontius Pilate
1978 The Thief of Baghdad as The Gatekeeper
1965 The Wars of the Roses as King Richard III
1990 A Season of Giants as Lorenzo de' Medici
1999 Simon Magus as Sirius / Boris / The Devil
1999 Shergar as Joseph Maguire
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Bilbo Baggins
1976 Robin and Marian as King John
1981 Time Bandits as Napoleon
1971 Mary, Queen of Scots as David Riccio
2004 The Last Dragon as Narrator
1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck
1997 A Life Less Ordinary as Mr. Naville
1982 Inside the Third Reich as Dr. Joseph Goebbels
2004 The Day After Tomorrow as Terry Rapson
2000 Bless the Child as Reverend Grissom
2003 The Beast Within: Making Alien as (archive footage)
1996 Big Night as Pascal
1989 Henry V as Captain Fluellen
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Old Bilbo Baggins
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Bilbo Baggins
1997 Incognito as John (uncredited)
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Old Bilbo Baggins
2011 Discovering Hamlet as Polonius (archive footage)
1958 Girls at Sea as Marine (uncredited)
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra as Yakovlev
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1983 Natural World (7 episode) as Narrator
1966 Mystery and Imagination (2 episode)
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode) as Oedipus
1992 The Borrowers (12 episode) as Pod
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode) as Alan Corwin
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Himmelstoss
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1993 The Return of the Borrowers (6 episode) as Pod
1977 Jesus of Nazareth (4 episode) as Zerah
1988 Game, Set, and Match (13 episode) as Bernard Samson
1974 Napoleon and Love (9 episode)
2009 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2 episode) as Geschichtenerzähler
1974 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (1 episode) as Wedderburn
1974 NOVA (1 episode) as Narrator
1990 Chillers (1 episode) as Christopher Waggoner
1978 Holocaust (2 episode) as Heinrich Himmler
1978 The Lost Boys (3 episode) as J.M. Barrie
1999 Shanghai Vice (7 episode) as Himself - Narrator
2003 Monsters We Met (3 episode) as Narrator
2003 Days That Shook the World (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Self - Nominee
1972 The Frighteners (13 episode)
1992 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1 episode) as The Tailor (voice)
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Astrov
1985 Screen Two (1 episode) as F.R. Leavis
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode) as Khrushchov
2006 Legends (1 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)
2001 Secret Agent (4 episode) as Narrator
1985 Television (13 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Sir William Collyer
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Duff
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Lear
1982 The Bell (4 episode) as Michael Meade
1988 Korea: The Unknown War (6 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1990 Stalin (3 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)

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