Ian Holm Wiki – Biography
Ian Holm Cuthbert was an English actor. He was best known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001),” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003),” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).” He was also known for his roles as Ash “Alien” in 1979 and Sam Mussabini “Chariots of Fire” in 1981.
His role in “Chariots of Fire” earned him a BAFTA Film Award for best-supporting artist, a Cannes Film Festival award, and an Oscar nomination for the best supporting actor. He also won a BAFTA award in 1969 for “The Bofors Gun” and received four other nominations from 1979 to 1996 for various projects. He was also nominated for two Emmy Awards, one for 1992’s “Performance” and one for the 2000’s “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.”
Ian Holm Age
Ian Holm Cuthbert was 88 years old. He was born on 12 September 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, England as Ian Holm Cuthbert. He died on 19 June 2020, in London, England.
Ian Holm was born to Jean Wilson and Doctor James Harvey Cuthbert. His Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum. His mother was a nurse and his father was a psychiatrist.
Wife – Spouse
Ian Holm was married four times. He had been married to his fourth wife Sophie de Stempel from December 2003 until his death on June 19, 2020. His other three marriages ended in divorce. He was married to his first wife Lynn Mary Shaw from 1955 until their divorce in 1965. He then married his second wife Sophie Baker in 1982 and the marriage ended in divorce in 1986. He was married to his third wife Penelope Wilton from March 1991 until their divorce in 2001.
Holm had five children; daughters Jessica, Sarah-Jane, and Melissa and sons Barnaby and Harry.
Cause of Death
Ian Holm died on 19 June 2020 at the age of 88. Ian Holm’s cause of death was an illness related to Parkinson’s disease. His agent Alex Irwin confirmed his death in the following statement: “It is with great sadness we can confirm that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88. He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. His illness was Parkinson’s related.
“An established star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Harold Pinter’s favorite actor, (he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor as Lenny in The Homecoming), Sir Ian was globally recognized 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 and 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. Charming, kind, and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”
Ian Holm stood at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
Ian Holm’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.