Ian Holm

Movie Actor

Birthday September 12, 1931

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Jun 19, 2020 (88)

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Actor who is best known for his award-nominated role in the film Chariots on Fire and for portraying Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. He won the 1998 Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actor for his starring role in King Lear and played the character Ash in the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien

Before Fame

He was drafted by the National Service in the British Army and gained the rank and title of Lance Corporal.


He portrayed historical figure Napoleon Bonaparte in three different productions. In 2004, he played Terry Rapson in the film The Day After Tomorrow.

Family Life

He married four times. His third wife was actress Penelope Wilton. He had three children named Jessica, Barnaby, and Harry. 

Associated With

He starred alongside actor Elijah Wood in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.