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      Ian Holm

      Ian Holm

      Highest Rated: 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 4% Bless the Child (2000)

      Birthday: Sep 12, 1931

      Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England, UK

      Considering his late arrival to the screen, the more than 100 films and television credits amassed by actor Sir Ian Holm was all the more impressive, given the breadth and inarguable quality displayed in his body of work. Trained on the stages of London, the talented thespian was initially seen in relatively minor roles in such films as "The Bofors Gun" (1968) and "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971). The reprisal of his Tony-winning role in the film adaptation of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" (1973) boosted Holm's reputation among his peers, but did little to increase his modest exposure. His career in film reached an entirely new level, however, after he stunned audiences as a murderous android in the sci-fi horror classic "Alien" (1979), before endearing himself as a nurturing coach in "Chariots of Fire" (1981). An amazing array of performances followed in such efforts as "Time Bandits" (1981), "Brazil" (1985), "Naked Lunch" (1991), "Big Night" (1996) and "The Sweet Hereafter" (1997), all of which were recognized when Holm was knighted by the Queen of England in 1998 for his services in drama. Nearly 40 years into his film career and still going strong, the actor delivered one of his more beloved portrayals as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001). Whether playing a tortured soul, a caring patriarch or an eccentric madman, Holm inhabited each character with an ease that audiences, critics and his fellow actors could only marvel at.

      Highest rated movies

      Dreamchild
      All Quiet on the Western Front
      The Sweet Hereafter
      Henry V
      Brazil Big Night The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
      The Madness of King George

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      THE HOMECOMING, Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, 1973 DANCE WITH A STRANGER, Miranda Richardson, Ian Holm, 1985, (c)Samuel Goldwyn ESTHER KAHN, Ian Holm, 2000, (c) Empire Pictures A SEVERED HEAD, Clive Revill, Ian Holm, Ann Firbank, 1970 A SEVERED HEAD, Ian Holm, Lee Remick, 1970 THE HOMECOMING, Michael Jayston, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers, 1973 BIG NIGHT, Ian Holm, 1996, happy resatuarant owner serving flambe THE FIXER, from left: Ian Holm, Carol White, Murray Melvin, Dirk Bogarde (back to camera), 1968 ALIEN, Ian Holm, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, 1979, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE HOMECOMING, 1973, Cyril Cusack, director Peter Hall, Paul Rogers, Michael Jayston & Ian Holm rehearsing a scene involving cigar smoking. Film version of Harold Pinter's play with the same cast re-creating their original 1965 stage production. ANOTHER WOMAN, Sandy Dennis, Ian Holm, 1988, (c)Orion Pictures THE SWEET HEREAFTER, Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, 1997 DREAMCHILD, from left: Amelia Shankley, Ian Holm as Lewis Carroll, 1985, © Universal DREAMCHILD, Ian Holm as Lewis Carroll (right), 1985, © Universal ALIEN, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Sigourney Weaver, 1979, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ALIEN, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, 1979, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, 2002 (c) Paramount EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, Ian Holm, 2002 (c) Paramount LORD OF WAR, Ian Holm, Nicolas Cage, 2005, (c) Lions Gate WETHERBY, Ian Holm, Vanessa Redgrave, 1985. ©MGM/courtesy Everett

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Old Bilbo (Character) $255.1M 2014
      64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Old Bilbo (Character) $303.0M 2012
      96% 87% Ratatouille Skinner (Voice) $206.4M 2007
      36% 60% O Jerusalem Ben Gurion (Character) $233.5K 2006
      50% 59% Renaissance Jonas Muller (Voice) $63.3K 2006
      68% 33% The Treatment Dr. Morales (Character) $82.7K 2006
      51% 55% Strangers With Candy Dr. Putney (Character) $2.1M 2005
      62% 85% Lord of War Simeon Weisz (Character) $24.1M 2005
      31% 53% Chromophobia Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet D-Day 6.6.1944 Narrator - 2004
      86% 88% Garden State Gideon Largeman (Character) $26.8M 2004
      87% 79% The Aviator Professor Fitz (Character) $102.6M 2004
      45% 50% The Day After Tomorrow Terry Rapson (Character) $186.7M 2004
      94% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bilbo (Character) $377.8M 2003
      82% 77% Prisoner of Paradise Narrator - 2002
      73% 64% The Emperor's New Clothes Napoleon Bonaparte/Eugene Lenormand (Character) $569.4K 2001
      91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Bilbo Baggins (Character) $315.5M 2001
      57% 66% From Hell Sir William Gull (Character) $31.6M 2001
      No Score Yet 86% The Miracle Maker Pontius Pilate (Voice) - 2000
      No Score Yet 78% The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Patrick (Character) - 2000
      54% 63% Esther Kahn Nathan Quellen (Character) $9.3K 2000
      60% 38% Beautiful Joe George The Geek (Character) - 2000
      4% 43% Bless the Child Reverend Grissom (Character) $29.4M 2000
      65% 63% Joe Gould's Secret Joe Gould (Character) $641.1K 2000
      No Score Yet 49% Alice Through the Looking Glass White Knight (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 38% Animal Farm Squealer (Voice) - 1999
      No Score Yet 82% Shergar Joseph Maguire (Character) - 1999
      75% 69% eXistenZ Kiri Vinokur (Character) $2.8M 1999
      No Score Yet 52% The Match Big Tam (Character) - 1999
      63% 68% Simon Magus Sirius (Character) $38.2K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Lear (Character) - 1998
      33% 60% Incognito John (Character) - 1997
      41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary Naville (Character) $4.3M 1997
      98% 86% The Sweet Hereafter Mitchell (Character) $4.4M 1997
      71% 86% The Fifth Element Father Vito Cornelius (Character) $63.7M 1997
      No Score Yet 29% Loch Ness Water Bailiff (Character) - 1996
      70% 64% Night Falls on Manhattan Liam Casey (Character) $9.9M 1996
      97% 84% Big Night Pascal (Character) $12.0M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Borrowers Pod (Character) - 1996
      94% 80% The Madness of King George Dr. Willis (Character) $15.2M 1994
      42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein (Character) $22.0M 1994
      80% 52% The Advocate Albertus (Character) $231.0K 1993
      No Score Yet 53% The Borrowers Pod (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 32% Blue Ice Sir Hector (Character) - 1992
      71% 77% Naked Lunch Tom Frost (Character) $2.2M 1991
      52% 72% Kafka Doctor Murnau (Character) $57.6K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season of Giants Lorenzo De Medici (Character) - 1991
      76% 59% Hamlet Polonius (Character) $18.2M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Endless Game Control (Character) - 1990
      98% 89% Henry V Fluellen (Character) $10.2M 1989
      59% 75% Another Woman Dr. Ken Post (Character) $499.5K 1988
      100% 80% Dreamchild Reverend Charles L. Dodgson / Lewis Carroll (Character) $38.5K 1985
      67% 46% Wetherby Stanley Pilborough (Character) $1.1M 1985
      91% 69% Dance With a Stranger Desmond Cussen (Character) $2.3M 1985
      98% 90% Brazil Mr. M. Kurtzmann (Character) $3.7M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Eustace Edgehill (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Singleton's Pluck Ben Singleton (Character) - 1984
      73% 60% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laughter House Ben Singleton (Character) - 1984
      83% 80% Chariots of Fire Sam Mussabini (Character) - 1981
      91% 77% Time Bandits Napoleon (Character) - 1981
      100% 70% All Quiet on the Western Front Himmelstoss (Character) - 1979
      93% 94% Alien Science Officer Ash (Character) $81.1M 1979
      No Score Yet 31% S.O.S. Titanic J. Bruce Ismay (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 44% The Thief of Baghdad The Gatekeeper (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 64% The Man in the Iron Mask Duval (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 47% March or Die El Krim (Character) - 1977
      50% 32% Shout at the Devil Mohammed (Character) - 1976
      73% 53% Robin and Marian King John (Character) - 1976
      80% 56% Juggernaut Nicholas Porter (Character) - 1974
      86% 78% The Homecoming Lenny (Character) - 1973
      55% 51% Young Winston George E. Buckle (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Severed Head Martin Lynch-Gibbon (Character) - 1971
      67% 55% Mary, Queen of Scots David Riccio (Character) - 1971
      75% 73% Oh! What a Lovely War President Poincare (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 55% A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bofors Gun Flynn (Character) - 1968
      56% 62% The Fixer Grubeshov (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Opus Lenny (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cherry Orchard Piotr Sergeyevich Trofimov (Character) - 1962

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Borrowers Pod (Character) 1992-1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Alan Corwin (Character) 1982