Ian Holm

Ian Holm

Highest Rated: 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

Lowest Rated: 3% Bless the Child (2000)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1931

Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England, UK

Considering his late arrival to the screen, the more than 100 films and television credits amassed by actor Sir Ian Holm was all the more impressive, given the breadth and inarguable quality displayed in his body of work. Trained on the stages of London, the talented thespian was initially seen in relatively minor roles in such films as "The Bofors Gun" (1968) and "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971). The reprisal of his Tony-winning role in the film adaptation of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" (1973) boosted Holm's reputation among his peers, but did little to increase his modest exposure. His career in film reached an entirely new level, however, after he stunned audiences as a murderous android in the sci-fi horror classic "Alien" (1979), before endearing himself as a nurturing coach in "Chariots of Fire" (1981). An amazing array of performances followed in such efforts as "Time Bandits" (1981), "Brazil" (1985), "Naked Lunch" (1991), "Big Night" (1996) and "The Sweet Hereafter" (1997), all of which were recognized when Holm was knighted by the Queen of England in 1998 for his services in drama. Nearly 40 years into his film career and still going strong, the actor delivered one of his more beloved portrayals as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001). Whether playing a tortured soul, a caring patriarch or an eccentric madman, Holm inhabited each character with an ease that audiences, critics and his fellow actors could only marvel at.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Old Bilbo (Character) $255.1M 2014
64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Old Bilbo (Character) $303M 2012
96% 87% Ratatouille Skinner (Voice) $206.4M 2007
49% 59% Renaissance Jonas Muller (Voice) $63.3K 2006
68% 33% The Treatment Dr. Morales (Character) $82.7K 2006
35% 60% O Jerusalem Ben Gurion (Character) $233.5K 2006
61% 84% Lord of War Simeon Weisz (Character) $24.1M 2005
31% 53% Chromophobia Unknown (Character) - 2005
51% 55% Strangers With Candy Dr. Putney (Character) $2.1M 2005
45% 50% The Day After Tomorrow Terry Rapson (Character) $186.7M 2004
86% 88% Garden State Gideon Largeman (Character) $26.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet D-Day 6.6.1944 Narrator - 2004
86% 79% The Aviator Professor Fitz (Character) $102.6M 2004
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bilbo (Character) $377.8M 2003
82% 76% Prisoner of Paradise Narrator - 2002
91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Bilbo Baggins (Character) $315.5M 2001
73% 63% The Emperor's New Clothes Napoleon Bonaparte/Eugene Lenormand (Character) $569.4K 2001
57% 66% From Hell Sir William Gull (Character) $31.6M 2001
No Score Yet 79% The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Patrick (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 86% The Miracle Maker Pontius Pilate (Voice) - 2000
60% 38% Beautiful Joe George The Geek (Character) - 2000
3% 43% Bless the Child Reverend Grissom (Character) $29.4M 2000
52% 63% Esther Kahn Nathan Quellen (Character) $9.3K 2000
65% 63% Joe Gould's Secret Joe Gould (Character) $641.1K 2000
No Score Yet 82% Shergar Joseph Maguire (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 52% The Match Big Tam (Character) - 1999
40% 38% Animal Farm Squealer (Voice) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Alice Through the Looking Glass White Knight (Character) - 1999
63% 68% Simon Magus Sirius (Character) $38.2K 1999
74% 69% eXistenZ Kiri Vinokur (Character) $2.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Lear (Character) - 1998
98% 86% The Sweet Hereafter Mitchell (Character) $4.4M 1997
33% 60% Incognito John (Character) - 1997
41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary Naville (Character) $4.3M 1997
71% 86% The Fifth Element Father Vito Cornelius (Character) $63.7M 1997
96% 84% Big Night Pascal (Character) $12M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Borrowers Pod (Character) - 1996
69% 66% Night Falls on Manhattan Liam Casey (Character) $9.9M 1996
No Score Yet 28% Loch Ness Water Bailiff (Character) - 1996
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein (Character) $22M 1994
93% 80% The Madness of King George Dr. Willis (Character) $15.2M 1994
75% 53% The Advocate Albertus (Character) $231K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Borrowers Pod (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 32% Blue Ice Sir Hector (Character) - 1992
52% 72% Kafka Doctor Murnau (Character) $57.6K 1991
69% 77% Naked Lunch Tom Frost (Character) $2.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season of Giants Lorenzo De Medici (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Endless Game Control (Character) - 1990
76% 59% Hamlet Polonius (Character) $18.2M 1990
100% 89% Henry V Fluellen (Character) $10.2M 1989
64% 75% Another Woman Dr. Ken Post (Character) $499.5K 1988
91% 70% Dance With a Stranger Desmond Cussen (Character) $2.3M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Eustace Edgehill (Character) - 1985
67% 45% Wetherby Stanley Pilborough (Character) $1.1M 1985
98% 90% Brazil Mr. M. Kurtzmann (Character) $3.7M 1985
100% 80% Dreamchild Reverend Charles L. Dodgson / Lewis Carroll (Character) $38.5K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singleton's Pluck Ben Singleton (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laughter House Ben Singleton (Character) - 1984
73% 60% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot (Character) - 1984
90% 77% Time Bandits Napoleon (Character) - 1981
82% 80% Chariots of Fire Sam Mussabini (Character) - 1981
98% 94% Alien Science Officer Ash (Character) $81.1M 1979
100% 69% All Quiet on the Western Front Himmelstoss (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Titanic J. Bruce Ismay (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 44% The Thief of Baghdad The Gatekeeper (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 65% The Man in the Iron Mask Duval (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 48% March or Die El Krim (Character) - 1977
73% 53% Robin and Marian King John (Character) - 1976
50% 33% Shout at the Devil Mohammed (Character) - 1976
83% 56% Juggernaut Nicholas Porter (Character) - 1974
100% 82% The Homecoming Lenny (Character) - 1973
50% 52% Young Winston George E. Buckle (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Severed Head Martin Lynch-Gibbon (Character) - 1971
80% 56% Mary, Queen of Scots David Riccio (Character) - 1971
79% 72% Oh! What a Lovely War President Poincare (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bofors Gun Flynn (Character) - 1968
56% 62% The Fixer Grubeshov (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 53% A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opus Lenny (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982

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