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Ian Holm


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, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum. His mother, Jean Wilson (Holm), ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2014 Alien: Isolation (Video Game) (post-production)
Ash (voice)
 2009 1066 (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Last Battle (2009) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Storyteller (voice)
 2007 Ratatouille (Video Game)
Skinner (voice)
 2007 Ratatouille
Skinner (voice)
 2007 The Real Middle Earth (Video)
Narrator
 2006 O Jerusalem
Ben Gurion
 2006 Renaissance
Jonas Muller (voice)
 2005 Chromophobia
Edward Aylesbury
 2004 Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (TV Movie)
Narrator (UK version) (voice)
 2004 D-Day 6.6.1944 (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Spinning Wheels (Short)
Hood thief
 2002 Waterbaby (TV Movie)
God (voice)
 2002 The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Murder for Hire (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Napoleon Bonaparte / Sergeant Eugene Lenormand
 2000 Field of Fish (Short)
Narrator / Old Tom Maynard
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
Patrick
 2000 Bless the Child
Reverend Grissom
 2000 Beautiful Joe
George The Geek
 2000 Esther Kahn
Nathan Quellen
 2000 The Holocaust on Trial (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret
Joe Gould
 1999 Gooseberries Don't Dance (Short)
 1999 Shanghai Vice (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Animal Farm (TV Movie)
Squealer (voice)
 1999 Wisconsin Death Trip
Narrator (voice)
 1999 The Match
Big Tam
 1999 Shergar
Joseph Maguire
 1999 Simon Magus
Sirius / Boris / The Devil
 1999 eXistenZ
Kiri Vinokur
 1998 Frog (Short)
 1998 The Fifth Element (Video Game)
Priest Vito Cornelius (voice)
 1991-1998 Performance (TV Series)
Lear / Duff / Sir William Collyer / ...
- King Lear (1998) ... Lear
- Landscape (1995) ... Duff
- Uncle Vanya (1991) ... Astrov
 1997 Incognito
John (uncredited)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
Naville
 1996 Big Night
Pascal
 1996 The Gulf War (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1995 Little Red Riding Hood (TV Movie)
Narrator (1995)
 1993 The Return of the Borrowers (TV Series)
Pod
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Pod
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Pod
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Pod
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Pod
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Pod
 1993 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series)
The Tailor
- The Tailor of Gloucester (1993) ... The Tailor (voice)
 1993 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Hunger Strike: A Hidden History (1993) ... Narrator
 1993 The Advocate
Albertus
 1992 The Borrowers (TV Series)
Pod
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Pod
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Pod
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Pod
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Pod
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Pod
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
F.R. Leavis
- The Last Romantics (1992) ... F.R. Leavis
 1991 Kafka
Doctor Murnau
 1990 Hamlet
Polonius
 1990 Mistress of Suspense (TV Series)
Christopher Waggoner
- The Stuff of Madness ... Christopher Waggoner
 1989 The Tailor of Gloucester (TV Movie)
The Tailor
 1989 The Endless Game (TV Series)
Control
 1988 Another Woman
Ken
 1985 Television (TV Series)
Narrator
 1985 Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (TV Movie)
Eustace Edgehill
 1985 Dance with a Stranger
Desmond Cussen
 1985 Wetherby
Stanley Pilborough
 1984 Singleton's Pluck
Ben Singleton
 1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Alexei
- Soft Targets (1982) ... Alexei
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Alan Corwin
- Death Can Add (1982) ... Alan Corwin
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Doctor Anderson
 1982 The Bell (TV Series)
Michael Meade
 1981 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Reader
- Landseer: A Victorian Comedy (1981) ... Reader
 1980 We, the Accused (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Pressett
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Paul Pressett
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Paul Pressett
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Paul Pressett
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Paul Pressett
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Paul Pressett
 1979 All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie)
Himmelstoss
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
J. Bruce Ismay
 1979 Alien
Ash
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Thenardier
 1978 The Thief of Baghdad (TV Movie)
The Gatekeeper
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Walter
- Night School (1978) ... Walter
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Heinrich Himmler
- Part 4 (1978) ... Heinrich Himmler
- Part 3 (1978) ... Heinrich Himmler
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
The man
- Flayed (1978) ... The man
 1977 March or Die
El Krim
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Bill Ramsey
- Ramsey (1977) ... Bill Ramsey
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Zerah
- Part 2 (1977) ... Zerah
- Part 1 (1977) ... Zerah
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Duval
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Mohammed, O'Flynn's Mute Servant
 1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
Wedderburn
- The Rebel (1975) ... Wedderburn
 1972-1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Khrushchov / Oedipus
- The Wood Demon (1974) ... Khrushchov
- King Oedipus (1972) ... Oedipus
 1974 Juggernaut
Nicholas Porter
 1974 Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series)
Napoleon
- The End of Love (1974) ... Napoleon
- Louise (1974) ... Napoleon
- Maria Luisa (1974) ... Napoleon
- Maria Walewska (1974) ... Napoleon
- Eleonore (1974) ... Napoleon
 1974 Masquerade (TV Series)
Blake
- May We Come In? (1974) ... Blake
 1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Charles Stubbs
- Trial for Murder (1974) ... Charles Stubbs
 1973 Conjugal Rights (TV Mini-Series)
Michael
- Michael and Jenny (1973) ... Michael
- Charles and Paula (1973) ... Michael
- Alan and Rosamund (1973) ... Michael
 1972 The Man from Haven (TV Series)
Jack Byron Lever
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Jack Byron Lever
 1972 Young Winston
George Buckle
 1969-1971 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Huw
- Funny (1971) ... Huw
- Omri's Burning (1969)
 1970 A Severed Head
Martin Lynch-Gibbon
 1963-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Reverend P. Bagley / Edward Gobey / Jamie Norton
- The End of the Line (1970) ... Reverend P. Bagley
- Edward the Confessor (1969) ... Edward Gobey
- The Paradise Suite (1963) ... Jamie Norton
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Bardell / Salesman / David Peters
- You See, the Thing Is... (1970) ... Walter Bardell
- The Salesman (1970) ... Salesman
- Moonlight on the Highway (1969) ... David Peters
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mark Lang
- Emma's Time (1970) ... Mark Lang
 1968 The Fixer
Grubeshov
 1968 The Bofors Gun
Flynn
 1962 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Trofimov
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Puck
 1958 Girls at Sea (uncredited)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Granillo
- Rope (1957) ... Granillo
- The Wooden Dish (1957) ... Granillo
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry IV Part I" in the Stratford Theatre Festival in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Eric Porter, Hugh Griffith, David Waller, Roy Dotrice, Patience Collier, and Janet Suzman in the cast. Peter Hall, John ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Ian Holm

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On his Hobbit feet in the Lord of the Rings films: These things are like boats with toes. See more »

Trivia:

Has two roles in common with Orson Bean. Bean was the voice of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (1977), while Holm played in the Peter Jackson trilogy. Bean also played Frodo in The Return of the King (1980); Holm played Frodo on BBC radio. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Virgo

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