Ian Holm

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Date of Birth September 12, 1931
Place of Birth London, England
Age 89 years old
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Ian Holm

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert, known as Ian Holm, is a retired English actor on stage and in film. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award. His other well-known film roles include Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

Born: Ian Holm Cuthbert, September 12, 1931, Goodmayes, Essex, England
Nationality: British
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1957–2014
Children: 5
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About Ian Holm

Actor who is best known for his award-nominated role in the film Chariots on Fire. He won the 1998 Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actor for his starring role in King Lear and played the character Ash in the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. In 2004 he played Terry Rapson in the film The Day After Tomorrow.

Before Fame

He was drafted by the National Service in the British Army and gained the rank and title of Lance Corporal.


He portrayed historical figure Napoleon Bonaparte in three different productions.

Family Life

He married four times. His third wife was actress Penelope Wilton. His children's names are Jessica, Barnaby, and Harry.


He starred alongside actor Elijah Wood in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Information related to Ian Holm

  • People educated at Chigwell School
  • Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award winners
  • Best Actor Genie and Canadian Screen Award winners
  • Male actors from Essex
  • Critics' Circle Theatre Award winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • English male Shakespearean actors
  • Annie Award winners
  • English male radio actors
  • Laurence Olivier Award winners
  • Royal Shakespeare Company members
  • English male voice actors
  • Cancer survivors
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