Ian Holm

1931 - 2020

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Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert (12 September 1931 – 19 June 2020), known as Ian Holm, was an English actor. Beginning his career on the British stage as a standout member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he later transitioned into a successful and prolific screen career portraying a variety of both supporting and leading characters, earning critical acclaim and many accolades in the process.Holm won 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 seven BAFTA Awards, winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role twice for The Bofors Gun (his film debut) and Chariots of Fire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Holm has received more than 5,132,948 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ian Holm is the 146th most popular actor (up from 312th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 472nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Actor.

Ian Holm is most famous for his role as Bilbo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" films.

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Among actors, Ian Holm ranks 146 out of 10,030Before him are Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Walker, Charlotte Rampling, Joe Pesci, Peter Ustinov, and Spencer Tracy. After him are Eli Wallach, Fred Astaire, Christopher Walken, Audie Murphy, Anouk Aimée, and Rutger Hauer.

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Among people born in 1931, Ian Holm ranks 13Before him are Raúl Castro, Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Chun Doo-hwan, and Philip Kotler. After him are Isabel Martínez de Perón, Irvin D. Yalom, Anita Ekberg, Anatoly Dyatlov, Mário Zagallo, and Raymond Kopa. Among people deceased in 2020, Ian Holm ranks 12Before him are Max von Sydow, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Olivia de Havilland, Albert Uderzo, Qaboos bin Said al Said, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. After him are Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Parker, Pierre Cardin, Michel Piccoli, Lucia Bosè, and Little Richard.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Holm ranks 242 out of 6,924Before him are David Gilmour (1946), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Peter Ustinov (1921), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and Benjamin Disraeli (1804). After him are Lady Jane Grey (1537), Empress Matilda (1102), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), John Donne (1572), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and Roger Waters (1943).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian Holm ranks 24Before him are Ben Kingsley (1943), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), Julie Andrews (1935), Charlotte Rampling (1946), and Peter Ustinov (1921). After him are David Suchet (1946), Gary Oldman (1958), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), and John Hurt (1940).

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