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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
 2002 Spinning Wheels (Short)
Hood thief
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Napoleon Bonaparte / Sergeant Eugene Lenormand
 2000 Field of Fish (Short)
Narrator / Old Tom Maynard
 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 Gooseberries Don't Dance (Short)
 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)
 1997 Incognito
John (uncredited)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
Naville
 1996 Big Night
Pascal
 1993 The Advocate
Albertus
 1991 Kafka
Doctor Murnau
 1990 Hamlet
Polonius
 1988 Another Woman
Ken
 1985 Dance with a Stranger
Desmond Cussen
 1985 Wetherby
Stanley Pilborough
 1984 Singleton's Pluck
Ben Singleton
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Doctor Anderson
 1979 Alien
Ash
 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
Grubeshov
 1968 The Bofors Gun
Flynn
 1958 Girls at Sea (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Homecoming," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Lia Williams, Ian Hart, Nick Dunning, Jason O'Mara, directed by Robin Lefevre. 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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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

In a return to the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he first received acclaim in the mid-1960s for his contemporary stylings of "Richard III" and "Henry V", he developed a confidence-shattering case of "stage fright" during a 1976 performance of "The Iceman Cometh" and quickly withdrew from the production. His only stage appearance for almost two decades was as Astrov in "Uncle Vanya" in 1979. He... See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Virgo

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HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY !!! sir_summoner
HAPPY 81st BIRTHDAY !!! sir_summoner
The Hobbit?? bookbabe2007
Why are Ian's so damn good? kingfishfilmco
Favorite Role? Merce-2
I will never look at him the same! babe_chix
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