Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm Death – Obituary : Actor Sir Ian Holm has died at the age of 88
The Lord Of The Rings and Chariots Of Fire star Sir Ian Holm has died at the age of 88, his agent has confirmed.
“It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” Alex Irwin said, according to a statement posted online on June. 19, 2020.
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“He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer,” a statement said, adding that his illness was Parkinson’s related.
“An established star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Harold Pinter’s favourite actor, (he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor as Lenny in The Homecoming), Sir Ian was globally recognised for his extraordinarily impressive and varied career which included highlights such as Chariots Of Fire, The Fifth Element, Alien, The Sweet Hereafter, Time Bandits, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Madness Of King George.
“His portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings trilogies ensured the magic of his craft could be shared by all generations.
“He was a genius of stage and screen, winning multiple awards and loved by directors, audiences and his colleagues alike. His sparkling wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Rio Youers wroteSir Ian Holm is famous for playing Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s wonderful retelling of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, but it’s worth mentioning that Holm also played Frodo in the 1981 BBC Radio series – which is by far the best adaptation of Tolkien’s novel.
Brndy Ion wrote
IP Ian Holm, a genius actor who brought considerable presence to parts funny, heartbreaking & terrifying. Thanks for Bilbo, Napoleon (twice), Sweet Hereafter, Big Night, Brazil and, of course the iconic Ash. “I can’t lie to you about your chances, but… you have my sympathies.”
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Tom Reagan’s Hat wrote
This pic of Ridley Scott delicately applying condensed milk to Ian Holm’s face always reminds how actors have to be up for anything for the good of the film.
Chris Malone wrote
R.I.P. Ian Holm, one of the finest actors in movie history. The scene where you played Harold Abrahams’ coach in Chariots of Fire, where he was banned from the stadium but hears the UK national anthem as Abrahams wins gold, is my favorite of all time:
Anthony Ward wrote
Anybody old enough to remember Ian Holm as a Russian diplomat in Soft Targets? Written by Stephen Poliakoff, directed by Charles Sturridge. Helen Mirren as an Aeroflot air hostess.