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Ian Holm
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Trivia

Knighted in June 1998

Father of Barnaby Holm.

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Phenomenally talented British actor who has appeared in a myriad of chameleonlike film roles since his memorable Oscar-nominated performance as running coach Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire (1981). Holm studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent 14 seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company (touring with Laurence Olivier in the 1957 production of "Titus Andronicus") before coming to the New York stage. After winning a Tony on Broadway for "The Homecoming," he made his film debut in The Fixer (1968), then won a British Oscar for The Bofors Gun (1968). He has been memorable in the film adaptation of The Homecoming (1973, reprising his stage role), Alien (1979, as the android Ash),Time Ban- dits (1981, as Napoleon), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Dreamchild (as Reverend Charles Dodgson), Brazil, Wetherby (all 1985), Another Woman (1988), and Naked Lunch (1991), as well as two very different Shakespearean adaptations: Kenneth Branagh's revisionist Henry V (1989, as Fluellen) and Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet (1990, as Polonius). In 1993, he appeared in The Hour of the Pig and in 1994, Mary Shelley's Frankensteinfor Branagh.

Ian Holm stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Alien 1979 DVD *** 1/2
Time Bandits 1981 With Peter L. Digital ****
Hamlet 1990 With Jessica ** 1/2
Big Night 1996 Digital Bomb
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Cheri in L.A. at an advance screening DVD ***
The Fifth Element 1997 With Neil, Bill and Scott at Showcase North Haven Digital *** 1/2
Joe Gould's Secret 2000 at home with Nata DVD ***
The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 w/ 11 others at Showcase North Haven DVD *** 1/2
The Return of the King 2003 w/ 18 others at Showcase North Haven on opening night ***
The Day After Tomorrow 2004 Digital ** 1/2
Garden State 2004 Suzy on DVD *** 1/2
The Aviator 2004 Family on DVD ***
Lord of War 2005 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
Ratatouille 2007 family at Destina Middletown Digital ***