Ian Holm, actor, ‘Lord of the Rings’, dies 88

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE (September,12 1931 – June 19, 2020), known as Ian Holm, was an English actor. He received 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 won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award.

His other well-known film roles include Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

Holm died in hospital in London on 19 June 2020 at the age of 88

Alien (1979) – Ash android on killer rampage

Ian Holm – Bilbo Baggins