Ian Holm, the brilliant and versatile actor who has played one of the most iconic roles, took his last breath on 19th June 2020 in London. He was 88 years old and the news of his death was confirmed by his agent to the Guardian.
His full name was Sir Ian Hom Cuthbert and he was an English actor. Most famously known worldwide for his iconic role in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series as Bilbo Baggins. His outstanding work in several movies and series has gained him much recognition and love from the audience. He also managed to bag many awards for his various performances.
He has also been nominated for the Oscars for his role in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire as Maverick Athletics coach Sam Mussabini. Although he won a BAFTA Award for the same film in 1981 as a supporting role. This great actor has won Tony Award for the Best Featured Actor for his role in The Homecoming as Lenny and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role in King Lear.
He is widely acknowledged for performing several plays of Shakespeare and Harold Pinter. The pure malleability of this actor and the transformation of him into the character is commendable. He left no stone unturned in performing his roles and playing his characters. Ian believed in getting into the skin of the character which he is playing and totally even breathe the way he would do it.
Movies/Series Done by Ian:
- The Bofors Gun (1968)
- The Fixer (1968)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968)
- Henry V (1989)
- Hamlet (1990)
- Blue Ice (1992)
- Big Night (1996)
- A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
- Alice Through The Looking Glass (1998)
- King Lear (1998)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- Renaissance (2005)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Apart from these movies, he has also performed in several other films. And he has played around 30-40 characters in his entire career. Indeed a great actor and a hardworking man.
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