Holm, Ian

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Holm, Ian Gender: M
Ian Holm Cuthbert
born on 12 September 1931 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Ilford, England, 51n33, 0e05
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°19' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°17 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°23'

Ian Holm
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British actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he made a name for himself in movies and television as well. 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 won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award.

His other well-known film roles include Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series. On stage he appeared with some of Britain's other illustrious stars, including Kenneth Branagh.

He played Napoleon Bonaparte three times: first, in the 1972 television series Napoleon and Love; next, in a cameo comic rendition, in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits (1981); third, in 2001 he played the fallen and exiled leader in the fanciful film The Emperor's New Clothes.

Holm was married four times and had five children. In 1991 he married his third wife, Penelope Wilton, with whom he performed in the movie The Borrowers (1993). They divorced in 2001.

Holm was awarded a CBE in 1989 (Commander of the British Empire). In 1998 he was knighted.

He was treated for prostate cancer in 2001. He died in hospital in the morning of 19 June 2020 at the age of 88. He had been battling Parkinson's disease for a number of years.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Branagh, Kenneth (born 10 December 1960). Notes: Film and stage co-stars
  • role played of/by Barrie, J. M. (born 9 May 1860). Notes: 1978 BBC TV series "The Lost Boys"
  • role played of/by Bonaparte, Napoléon I (born 15 August 1769). Notes: 1972 TV series "Napoleon and Love"; 1981 film "Time Bandits"; 2001 film "The Emperor's New Clothes"
  • role played of/by Carroll, Lewis (born 27 January 1832). Notes: 1985 film "Dreamchild"
  • role played of/by Goebbels, Joseph (born 29 October 1897). Notes: 1982 TV film "Inside the Third Reich"
  • role played of/by Himmler, Heinrich (born 7 October 1900). Notes: 1978 TV miniseries "Holocaust"
  • role played of/by Poincaré, Raymond (born 20 August 1860). Notes: 1969 film "Oh! What a Lovely War"
  • role played of/by Richard III, King of England (born 2 October 1452 Jul.Cal. (11 Oct 1452 greg.)). Notes: 1963/1965 play/TV series "The Wars of The Roses"


  • Work : Prize 1989 (CBE)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1991 (Penelope Wilton, his third wife)
  • Work : Prize 1998 (Knighted)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 2001 (from Wilton)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the autobiography "Ian Holm: Acting My Life" (London: Bantam, 2004), p. 2: for "around two a.m."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five from several wives)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (CBE)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (BAFTA, etc)