RIP Ian Holm

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RIP Ian Holm

#1 Post by bazodee » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:17 am

British actor Ian Holm has died at the age of 88, according to a statement from his agent.

Holm had a long and varied acting career that saw him cast as a slew of characters, including Bilbo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy and athletics coach Sam Mussabini in the 1981 movie "Chariots of Fire" for which he received an Oscar nomination.

Born in Essex in 1931, Holm attended the RADA drama school in London before becoming a stage actor.

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Re: RIP Ian Holm

#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:16 am

He also played the crew member in Alien who turns out to be an android.

What a lot of people don't realize is that, although he was an accomplished Shakespearean actor, Holm developed a bad case of stage fright in the mid-1970s that kept him away from theatrical roles for over 20 years. Of course, he kept busy during this time with movie and TV work.
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