September 12, 1931
June 19, 2020
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
75 kg | 165 lbs
Ian Holm Cuthbert was born in Goodmayes, Essex, England, on September 12, 1931, was an English actor.
Young Ian Holm began his acting career as a standout member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He made his big screen debut in drama film The Bofors Gun (1968) in role as Flynn.
He got his television debut in anthology series ITV Play of the Week (1957) in episode "The Wooden Dish" in role as Granillo.
Ian's breakthrough performance came as Ash in science fiction horror film Alien (1979).
He landed his stage debut in a play "Othello" (1954) in role as a spear-carrier, at Stratford-upon-Avon.
He made his Broadway debut in a play "The Homecoming" (1967) in role as Lenny, at the Music Box Theatre, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
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He played Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Flynn in drama film The Bofors Gun (1968).
He won the Cannes Film Festival Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor also was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sam Mussabini in historical sports drama film Chariots of Fire (1981).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Capitain Philippe D'Arnot in adventure film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984).
He won the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
Wetherby (1985) mystery drama as Stanley Pilborough
Brazil (1985) dystopian black comedy as Mr Kurtzmann
Dance with a Stranger (1985) tragedy as Desmond Cussen
He won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Charles L. Dodgson in fantasy drama movie Dreamchild (1985).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Dr. Francis Willis in biographical historical comedy drama film The Madness of King George (1994).
He won the Genie Award and a Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Actor for his role as Mitchell Stephens in drama movie The Sweet Hereafter (1997).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Patrick in comedy drama film The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Professor Fitz in epic biographical drama film The Aviator (2004).
He won the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for his voice role as Chef Skinner in animated comedy movie Ratatouille (2007).
Time Bandits (1981) fantasy adventure opposite Sean Connery and John Cleese
Another Woman (1988) drama with Gena Rowlands and Mia Farrow
The Fifth Element (1997) science fiction action opposite Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich
Garden State (2004) romantic comedy drama with Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard
Big Night (1996) comedy drama opposite Stanley Tucci and Minnie Driver
eXistenZ (1999) science fiction horror with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law
From Hell (2001) horror thriller opposite Johnny Depp and Heather Graham
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) science fiction disaster with Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) science fiction horror opposite Robert De Niro and Kenneth Branagh
He won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Performance and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role as J. M. Barrie in BBC docudrama miniseries The Lost Boys (1978).
He won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role as Bernard Samson in drama series Game, Set and Match (1988).
Napoleon and Love (1974) ITV drama series in role as Napoleon I
We, the Accused (1980) BBC 2 period crime series in role as Paul Pressett
The Endless Game (1989) ITV miniseries in role as Control
He played Pod Clock in BBC drama series The Borrowers (1992) and The Return of the Borrowers (1993).
Attended Chigwell School in Essex.
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1953.
Had an older brother.
He won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his role as Henry in a play "Henry V" (1965), at Aldwych Theatre.
He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as Lear in a play "King Lear" (1997), at Cottesloe Theatre, London.
He was made a CBE in 1989.
He was knighted for his contributions to theatre and film in 1998.
Ian died on June 19, 2020, London, United Kingdom, at the age of 88.
He was married to:
Sophie De Stempel (2003)
Penelope Wilton (1991-2001)
Sophie Baker (1982-1986), they had one son
Lynn Mary Shaw (1955-1965), they had two daughters
He was in 15-year relationship with Bee Gilbert, they had a son and a daughter.