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Ian Holm is a Actor and Director British born on 12 september 1931 at Goodmayes (United-kingdom)

Ian Holm

Ian Holm
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Birth name Ian Holm Cuthbert
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 september 1931 (88 years) at Goodmayes (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Annie Award

Sir Ian Holm CBE (born 12 September 1931) is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He was nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire. Other well-known film roles include Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, and the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

Biography

Holm has been married four times. His first three marriages ended in divorce. In 1991, he married his third wife, actress Penelope Wilton, in Wiltshire. They appeared together in The Borrowers (1993) on British television. They divorced in 2001. He is currently married to artist Sophie de Stempel, a protégée and life model of Lucian Freud.

Holm has five children; three daughters (Jessica, Sarah-Jane and Melissa) and two sons (Barnaby and Henry) from three women, including the first two of his four wives.

He was treated for prostate cancer in 2001.

Best films

Ratatouille (2007)
(Actor)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
(Actor)
The Fifth Element (1997)
(Actor)
Frankenstein (1994)
(Actor)
Alien (1979)
(Actor)
From Hell (2001)
(Actor)

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(5 films)
Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(9 films)
Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh
(5 films)
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(2 films)
David Warner
David Warner
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ian Holm (86 films)

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Actor

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2h24
Directed by Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom
Roles Old Bilbo
Rating73% 3.6989953.6989953.6989953.6989953.698995
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze, and its people flee. Bard the Bowman breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain. Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown, who was escaping Laketown on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard reluctantly becomes the new leader of the Laketown people as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin, now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Thorin, hearing that people have come to Dale, orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Roles Older Bilbo
Rating77% 3.898573.898573.898573.898573.89857
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2h49
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Roles Old Bilbo
Rating77% 3.8948553.8948553.8948553.8948553.894855
Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. This connects The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings movie 10 years earlier which had a similar scene. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.
Julie & Julia, 2h3
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch
Roles Ron Asheton
Rating69% 3.497513.497513.497513.497513.49751
In 2002, Julie Powell (Adams) is a young writer with an unpleasant job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's call center, where she answers telephone calls from victims of the September 11 attacks and members of the general public complaining about the LMDC's controversial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center. To do something she enjoys, she decides to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) by Julia Child (Streep) in one year; Powell decides to write a blog to motivate herself and document her progress.
Ratatouille, 1h51
Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy
Roles Skinner (voice)
Rating79% 3.9975553.9975553.9975553.9975553.997555
Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old woman sees his clan, they are forced to abandon their home; Remy is separated from them as a result of the woman's gunshots. He ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant.
O Jerusalem, 2h8
Directed by Élie Chouraqui
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors JJ Feild, Saïd Taghmaoui, Patrick Bruel, Ian Holm, Tovah Feldshuh, Mel Raido
Roles Ben Gurion
Rating61% 3.099663.099663.099663.099663.09966
Two Americans, one Jewish, the other Arab, are friends. As the United Nations votes for the creation of the state of Israel, both are pulled into conflict, their involvement taking them from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. It depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine.
Renaissance, 1h45
Directed by Christian Volckman
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Immortalité
Actors Crystal Shepherd-Cross, Rick Warden, Bruno Choël, Jean-François Wolff, Samir Bezzah, Marc Alfos
Roles Jonas Muller
Rating66% 3.3493253.3493253.3493253.3493253.349325
The film opens in a future Paris with scenes establishing the kidnapping of 22-year-old scientist Ilona Tasuiev, who works for the megacorporation Avalon. The focus transitions to police captain Barthélémy Karas, as he defuses a hostage situation by killing the hostage-takers. Afterwards Karas is given the job of solving the mystery surrounding Ilona's disappearance. Karas begins by contacting Dr. Jonas Muller, a former Avalon scientist familiar with her.
Strangers with Candy, 1h37
Directed by Paul Dinello
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dan Hedaya, Joseph Cross, Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Deborah Rush, Maria Thayer
Roles Dr. Putney
Rating59% 2.9998452.9998452.9998452.9998452.999845
Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), a 46-year-old former high school dropout and self-described "junkie whore", is released from prison and returns to her childhood home. She discovers her mother has died, her father, Guy (Dan Hedaya), has remarried to the hateful Sara Blank (Deborah Rush), and she has an arrogant half-brother Derrick (Joseph Cross). To make matters worse, her father is in a "stress-induced coma". Taking the suggestion of the family doctor (Ian Holm) literally, Jerri decides to pick her life back up where she left it, beginning her high school all over again as a freshman at Flatpoint High.
The Treatment
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Chris Eigeman, Famke Janssen, Harris Yulin, Stephanie March, Ian Holm, Peter Vack
Roles Dr. Ernesto Morales
Rating58% 2.9030652.9030652.9030652.9030652.903065
The film begins with Jake Singer (Eigeman) meeting up with Julia (Stephanie March) in an attempt to rekindle their relationship; she however, informs him that she is recently engaged and has been wanting to call him to tell him. The wedding will be in Aspen but she invites him to her pre-wedding party in New York.
Lord of War, 2h2
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker
Roles Simeon Weisz
Rating75% 3.7982353.7982353.7982353.7982353.798235
Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) et son frère Vitali (Jared Leto) sont nés dans l'Ukraine soviétique durant la Guerre froide. Leurs parents émigrent à cette époque aux États-Unis en se faisant passer pour des juifs persécutés. Rapidement, Yuri se fait une place dans le trafic d'armes en commençant à vendre à des petits acheteurs dans le quartier dans lequel il a grandi, Little Odessa à Brooklyn. Il ne se préoccupe pas de l'idéologie de ses clients, ce n'est pas son affaire (« Ce n'est pas notre guerre »). Tant que des personnes veulent et peuvent acheter des armes, Yuri répond présent.
Chromophobia, 2h16
Directed by Martha Fiennes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes, Damian Lewis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Chaplin, Ian Holm
Roles Edward Aylesbury
Rating61% 3.0986853.0986853.0986853.0986853.098685
Chromophobia takes a look at several people and relationships. Some of these people are very wealthy and have become so obsessed with their wealth and material objects they are very detached from more important things in life. The things they choose to reject in their pursuit for the finer things in life include friendship, their children, love and integrity. At one point or another in the movie, each character begins to realize and then face their problems and in a sense their lives come crashing down. The characters then begin to see if they can get their lives back and carry on with a new look.
The Aviator, 2h50
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly
Roles Professor Fitz
Rating74% 3.748123.748123.748123.748123.74812
In Houston, 1913, nine-year-old Howard Hughes is warned by his mother of the diseases to which she is afraid he will succumb. Fourteen years later, he begins to direct the movie Hell’s Angels. However, after the release of The Jazz Singer, the first partially talking film, Hughes becomes obsessed with shooting his film realistically, and decides to convert the movie to a sound film. Despite the film being a hit, Hughes remains unsatisfied with the end result and orders the film to be re-cut after its Hollywood premiere. He becomes romantically involved with actress Katharine Hepburn, who helps to ease the symptoms of his worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Garden State, 1h42
Directed by Zach Braff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Jean Smart, George C. Wolfe
Roles Gideon Largeman
Rating73% 3.699433.699433.699433.699433.69943
Struggling actor Andrew Largeman (Braff) wakes up from a dream—in which he apathetically sits on a crashing plane—to a telephone message from his father (Holm), telling Andrew that he needs to return home because his mother has died.
The Day After Tomorrow, 2h4
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Catastrophe climatique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Sela Ward, Dash Mihok
Roles Terry Rapson
Rating63% 3.1999953.1999953.1999953.1999953.199995
On an expedition in Antarctica, paleoclimatologist Jack Hall and his colleagues Frank and Jason are drilling for ice-core samples on the Larsen Ice Shelf for the NOAA when the shelf breaks off.
D-Day 6.6.1944, 2h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Documentary
Actors Ian Holm, Graham McTavish, Brenda Vaccaro, Albert Welling, Murray Head, Benjamin Bellecour
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating70% 3.5355353.5355353.5355353.5355353.535535
Histoires véridiques d'une aventure d’hommes ordinaires embarqués dans la plus extraordinaire et la plus audacieuse opération militaire de tous les temps, qui retrace les événements des forces alliées et allemandes en présence. Le film débute par des missions secrètes d'entraînement militaire américain. Sous forme de documentaire, l'histoire du débarquement du 6 juin 1944 en Normandie, la défense du front ouest, la lutte menée par la résistance française, la planification de l’invasion, et les opérations de désinformation des services secrets britanniques, ce film rend hommage à trois millions d'hommes face aux troupes allemandes stationnées le long des côtes scandinaves, belges et françaises.