Ian Holm Ian Holm

At age 7, Ian Holm attended a performance of "Les Misérables" starring the legendary Charles Laughton, and he decided what he wanted to do with his life. Sixteen years later, the diminutive actor made his stage debut as a sword carrier in "Othello."

Born Sept. 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, England, Holm joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1954, turning in numerous award-winning performances during his 10 years there. In 1968, he made his first film appearance of note in director Peter Hall's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Despite steady work in film and TV over the next decade, it wasn't until his Oscar-nominated performance in 1981's Chariots of Fire that Holm finally achieved star status.

Over the years, Holm has continued to deliver nuanced performances in films such as Brazil (1985), The Madness of King George, The Sweet Hereafter, two Lord of the Rings movies and The Aviator (2004).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012 PG-13

Beloved hobbit Bilbo Baggins is back in a visually spectacular tale inspired by The Lord of the Rings and likewise directed by Peter Jackson. Joining the effort to free the Kingdom of Erebor, Bilbo also faces a fateful encounter with Gollum.

  • The Fifth Element The Fifth Element
  • The Aviator The Aviator
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Alien Alien
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Garden State Garden State
  • Ratatouille Ratatouille
  • Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Time Bandits Time Bandits
  • Big Night Big Night
  • Henry V Henry V
  • LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed.
  • Holocaust Holocaust
  • All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front
  • From Hell From Hell
  • Naked Lunch Naked Lunch
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • eXistenZ eXistenZ
  • Hamlet Hamlet
  • Lord of War Lord of War
  • Strangers with Candy Strangers with Candy
  • Mary, Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots
  • The Sweet Hereafter The Sweet Hereafter
  • LOTR: Return of the King: Extended Ed. LOTR: Return of the King: Extended Ed.
  • Les Miserables Les Miserables
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • A Life Less Ordinary A Life Less Ordinary
  • Shergar: Discover the Heart of a Champion Shergar: Discover the Heart of a Champion
  • Animal Farm Animal Farm
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Robin and Marian Robin and Marian
  • March or Die March or Die
  • The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus
  • Wood Demon / The Proposal / The Wedding Wood Demon / The Proposal / The Wedding
  • The Homecoming The Homecoming
  • Napoleon & Love Napoleon & Love
  • Jesus of Nazareth Jesus of Nazareth
  • The Lost Boys The Lost Boys
  • Mrs. Reinhardt / Soft Targets Mrs. Reinhardt / Soft Targets
  • Brazil: The Brazil: The "Love Conquers All" Version
  • Blue Ice Blue Ice
  • Loch Ness Loch Ness
  • King Lear King Lear
  • Bless the Child Bless the Child
  • Prisoner of Paradise Prisoner of Paradise
  • The Emperor's New Clothes The Emperor's New Clothes
  • The Treatment The Treatment
  • O' Jerusalem O' Jerusalem
  • Renaissance Renaissance
  • The Making of Modern Children's Literature The Making of Modern Children's Literature