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
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.