Ian Holm Biography

Birthday: 1931-09-12
Place of Birth: Goodmayes, Essex
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK. His father, Doctor James Cuthbert, was a psychiatrist in the Essex mental asylum, where his mother, Jean Wilson worked as a nurse. 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 has 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 Holm shot to fame with one of his best known roles, as Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire (1981), for which he was nominated for Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He is best known for his big action film roles, such as Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element (1997), as Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), and as Professor Fitz in The Aviator (2004). Ian Holm has five children, three daughters and two sons from the first three of his five wives. In 1989 Holm was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), and in 1998 he was knighted for his services to drama.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Murder by the Book Hercule Poirot 1986 Drama
Game, Set, and Match Bernard Samson 1988 Drama
The Borrowers Pod 1992 - 1993
The Match 1999 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Big Night Pascal 1951
Young Winston 1972 0, 0
Mary, Queen of Scots David Riccio 1972 Drama, History
Robin and Marian King John 1976
Shout at the Devil 1976 Action, Adventure, Drama
March or Die 1977 Drama, Adventure
Holocaust Heinrich Himmler 1978 Drama, History, Romance
Alien Ash 1979 Sport
The Alien Ash 1979 Horror, Sci Fi
S.O.S. Titanic J. Bruce Ismay 1979 Drama
Chariots of Fire Sam Mussabini 1981 0
Time Bandits Napoleon 1981 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Inside the Third Reich Dr. Joseph Goebbels 1982 Drama, History
Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot 1984 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Dreamchild Rev. Charles Dodgson 1985 0, 0
The Return of the Soldier Doctor Anderson 1985 Drama
Wetherby 1985 Drama, Mystery
Dance with a Stranger 1985 Crime, Drama
Singleton's Pluck Ben Singleton 1985 Comedy
Brazil Mr. M. Kurtzmann 1985 Drama, Fantasy, Sci Fi
Another Woman 1988
Henry V Captain Fluellen 1989 Biography, Romance, 0, 0
Hamlet Polonius 1991 Drama, Romance
Kafka 1991 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Naked Lunch Tom Frost 1992 Drama
Blue Ice Sir Hector 1992 Action, Mystery, Thriller
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Victor's Father 1994
The Madness of King George 1994 0, 0
The Advocate Albertus 1994 Crime, Drama, History
Loch Ness Water Bailiff 1996 0, 0, 0
Big Night Pascal 1996 0
Night Falls on Manhattan Liam Casey 1996 0, Game Show
The Fifth Element Father Vito Cornelius 1997 0, Game Show, Sport
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Biography, 0, 0
The Sweet Hereafter Mitchell Stevens 1997 Drama
Animal Farm Squealer 1999 0, 0
eXistenZ 1999 Sport, Reality Tv, 0, Game Show
The Match Big Tam 1999 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Simon Magus Sirius / Boris / The Devil 2000 Mystery, Fantasy, Romance
Wisconsin Death Trip 2000 Drama, History
The Miracle Maker Pontius Pilate 2000 Animation, Drama
Beautiful Joe 2000 Drama, Romance, Comedy
Bless the Child 2000 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000 Comedy, Drama, Music
Esther Kahn Nathan Quellen 2000 Drama, Romance
The Emperor's New Clothes Napoleon Bonaparte/Eugene Lenormand 2001
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Bilbo Baggins 2001 0, 0
From Hell Sir William Gull 2001 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Day After Tomorrow Terry Rapson 2004 Action, Adventure, Drama
Garden State Gideon Largeman 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Aviator Professor Fitz 2004 Drama
Lord of War Simeon Weisz 2005 Comedy, 0, Game Show
Chromophobia 2006 Drama
Strangers with Candy Dr. Putney 2006 Comedy
O Jerusalem Ben Gurion 2006 Drama
Ratatouille Skinner 2007 Animation, Comedy, Family
The Homecoming Lenny 2009
Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein 2015 Reality Tv