Ian Holm

Ian Holm

actor, animation department, additional crew

Ian Holm was born on Sep 12, 1931 in UK. Ian Holm's big-screen debut came with Mystery and Imagination - Season 2 directed by Bill Bain in 1966, strarring Frankenstein / The Being / MacFarlane. Ian Holm is known for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies directed by Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen stars as Gandalf and Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Ian Holm has got 22 awards and 24 nominations so far. The most recent award Ian Holm achieved is Newport Beach Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Ian Holm plays is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which will be released on Dec 17, 2014.

Sir Ian Holm was one of the world's greatest actors, a Laurence Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning, BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated British star of films and the stage. He was a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and has played more than 100 roles in films and on television.He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum. His mother, Jean Wilson (née Holm), was a nurse, and his father, Doctor James Harvey Cuthbert, was a psychiatrist. Young Holm was brought up in London. At the age of seven he was inspired by the seeing 'Les Miserables' and became fond of acting. Holm studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1950 to the Royal Shakespeare Company. There he emerged as an actor whose range and effortless style allowed him to play almost entire Shakespeare's repertoire. In 1959 his stage partner Laurence Olivier scored a hit on Ian Holm in a sword fight in a production of 'Coriolanus'. Holm still had a scar on his finger.In 1965 Holm made his debut on television as Richard III on the BBC's The Wars of the Roses (1965), which was a filmed theatrical production of four of Shakespeare's plays condensed down into a trilogy. In 1969 Holm won his first BAFTA Film Award Best Supporting Actor for The Bofors Gun (1968), then followed a flow of awards and nominations for his numerous works in film and on television. In 1981, he played one of his best known roles, Sam Mussabini in Les chariots de feu (1981), for which he was nominated for Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In the late 1990s, he gave a highly-acclaimed turn as the lawyer, Mitchell, in Atom Egoyan's De beaux lendemains (1997), and was subsequently cast in a number of high-profile Hollywood films of the next decade, playing Father Vito Cornelius in Le cinquième élément (1997), Bilbo in Le Seigneur des anneaux : Le Retour du roi (2003), and Professor Fitz in Aviator (2004), as well as Zach Braff's character's father Gideon in Garden State (2004). His last non-Hobbit film role was a voice part as Skinner in Ratatouille (2007).Ian Holm had five children, three daughters and two sons from the first two of his four wives and from an additional relationship. In 1989 Holm was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), and in 1998 he was knighted for his services to drama. He died in London in June 2020.

  • Birthday

    Sep 12, 1931
  • Place of Birth

    Goodmayes, Essex, England, UK

Known For


22 wins & 24 nominations

Newport Beach Film Festival
Icon Award
Winner - Festival Honors Award
Annie Awards
Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Winner - Annie
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