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Ian Holm
Ian Holm is Bilbo Ian Holm is Bilbo

Full Name: Sir Ian Holm
Birthdate: Sept 12 1931
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Ilford, UK
Hair Color: White
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5' 6"
Spouse: Penelope Wilton
Children: Jessica, Sarah-Jane, , Barnaby, Melissa and finally Harry

Biography: From Knight and Commander of the British Empire in the real world to a simple hobbit of Bag End, Sir Ian Holm has had a remarkable and distinguished career in the performing arts. Life was interesting for Holm from the start, being born at a mental asylum where his father was both a doctor and superintendent. A notable experience for Holm was seeing "Les Miserables" at the age of eight. Another profound experience for Holm and his family was the untimely loss of his brother Eric in 1944.

After primary and secondary school, Holm attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Actors. A stint in the National Service followed, then in 1954 he was hired on by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-On-Avon. Here Holm had his first stage appearance in the opera "Othello" as a Spear Carrier. Throughout the fifties and sixties Holm continued working on stage in England as well as the United States. Finally in 1968, Holm's first appearance in film garnered him the BAFTA award for best supporting actor in the movie "The Bofer's Gun". Throughout his film career Holm has received numerous awards, nominations, and honors, including a British knighthood, the Canadian Genie Award and the Oliver Award for best actor, and both an Emmy and Academy Award nomination.

Ian Holm
Movie Notes

Cast in the role of Bilbo Baggins


"Bilbo is a character to whom things seem 'to happen'! But once put to his mettle, once put to the test, he comes up trumps." - LotR Official Movie Guide

(on the challenges of working in hobbit feet) "These things are like boats with toes."

(on the secrecy of the LotR Movie Project) "I mustn't say anything about it. Otherwise, I'll get shot by the lady who just shut the door.." - Associated Press (full article)

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Past Roles

Frodo in BBC Radio Series Lord of the Rings (1981)
Terry Rapson in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Sir William Gull in From Hell (2001)
Napoleon Bonaparte/Sgt. Eugene Lenormand in The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Patrick in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000) (TV)
Reverend Grissom in Bless the Child (2000)
Kiri Vinokur in eXistenZ (1999)
White Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) (TV)
Priest Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element (1997)
Mitchell Stephens in The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Dr. Willis in The Madness of King George (1995)
Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire(1981)


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