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Ian Holm

Ian Holm [13]


Born:September 12, 1931
Died:June 19, 2020 (88)
Filmography Rating:7.65 / 10
IMDB Rating:8.18 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.32 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:84.33%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Jesus of Nazareth [1977](46) => Zerah
Alien: Director's Cut [1979](48) => Ash
Alien [1979](48) => Ash
Time Bandits [1981](50) => Napoleon
The Fifth Element [1997](66) => Father Vito Cornelius
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [2001](70) => Bilbo Baggins
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition [2002](71) => Bilbo Baggins
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [2003](72) => Bilbo Baggins
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Extended Edition [2004](73) => Bilbo Baggins
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012](81) => Old Bilbo
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition [2013](82) => Old Bilbo
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014](83) => Old Bilbo
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition [2015](84) => Old Bilbo

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Fifth Element [1997]
  • This is one of two science-fiction movies featuring Ian Holm in which there is a character by the name of Dallas. The other one is Alien, which stars Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [2001]
  • Ian Holm was the voice of Frodo Baggins in the 1981 BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of The Rings.
  • Although Bilbo Baggins's opening scenes are in Hobbiton, Ian Holm never actually worked on the location. His scenes were all done against blue screen.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition [2002]
  • Although Bilbo Baggins's opening scenes are in Hobbiton, Ian Holm never actually worked on the location. His scenes were all done against blue screen.
  • Ian Holm was the voice of Frodo Baggins in the 1981 BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of The Rings.
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014]
  • Both Ian Holm and Christopher Lee filmed their scenes at London's Pinewood Studios because health concerns left them uncomfortable with flying to New Zealand.
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition [2015]
  • Both Ian Holm and Christopher Lee filmed their scenes at London's Pinewood Studios because health concerns left them uncomfortable with flying to New Zealand.
    Alien: Covenant [2017]
  • Katherine Waterston also appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the beginning of a prequel series to the [Harry Potter] films. The [Harry Potter] film franchise also featured John Hurt, who appeared in Alien, and Timothy Spall, whose son Rafe Spall appeared in Prometheus. Fantastic Beasts also featured Samantha Morton, whose father-in-law is Alien cast member Ian Holm.
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016]
  • Samantha Morton marks another connection between the Harry Potter world and Middle-Earth. J.K. Rowling worked in references such as Bathilda Bagshot (named for Bagshot Row, a street in Hobbiton) and Neville Longbottom (Longbottom Leaf is a type of pipe weed). Morton is the daughter-in-law of Ian Holm, who not only played Bilbo in Peter Jackson's films but also voiced Frodo in the BBC Radio drama, in which Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) voiced Sam, and Robert Stephens (former husband of Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall)) voiced Aragorn. Also, Sir John Hurt, who played Garrick Ollivander in the [Harry Potter] movies, voiced Aragorn in the 1978 film The Lord of the Rings.
    Jesus of Nazareth [1977]
  • The cast includes seven Oscar winners: Christopher Plummer, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Peter Ustinov, Anne Bancroft, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, and Ernest Borgnine; and six Oscar nominees: James Mason, Sir Ian Holm, Ian Bannen, James Earl Jones, Valentina Cortese, and Sir Ralph Richardson.
  • The character of "Zerah " played by Ian Holm is entirely fictional created purely for dramatic reasons.