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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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 2007 Ratatouille
Skinner (voice)
 2006 Renaissance
Jonas Muller (voice)
 2005 Chromophobia
Edward Aylesbury
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Napoleon Bonaparte / Sergeant Eugene Lenormand
 2000 Bless the Child
Reverend Grissom
 2000 Beautiful Joe
George The Geek
 2000 Esther Kahn
Nathan Quellen
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret
Joe Gould
 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
 1997 Incognito
John (uncredited)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
 1996 Big Night
 1993 The Advocate
 1991 Kafka
Doctor Murnau
 1990 Hamlet
 1988 Another Woman
 1985 Dance with a Stranger
Desmond Cussen
 1984 Singleton's Pluck
Ben Singleton
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Doctor Anderson
 1979 Alien
 1977 March or Die
El Krim
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Mohammed, O'Flynn's Mute Servant
 1974 Juggernaut
Nicholas Porter
 1972 Young Winston
George Buckle
 1970 A Severed Head
Martin Lynch-Gibbon
 1968 The Fixer
 1968 The Bofors Gun
 1958 Girls at Sea (uncredited)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Charles Laughton, Robert Hardy, Mary Ure, Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »

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

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Sir Ian Holm


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I've always been a minimalist. It was Bogart who once said, "If you think the right thoughts, the camera will pick it up." The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you're halfway there. See more »


As of 2014, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Aviator (2004). Of those, Chariots of Fire (1981) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) are winners in the category. See more »


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