The British actor Ian Holm, is known from numerous films since 1968, and in this century, especially of the trilogies "the Lord of the rings" and "Hobbit", is dead. He was 88 years old and died, according to his agent Alex Irwin on Friday morning surrounded by his family, peacefully in a London hospital.
Holm was on the stage and screen for decades, successfully. His breakthrough came in 1967 with a Tony Award for his portrayal of Lenny in Harold Pinter's play "The Homecoming". He was a respected personality in the theatre ensemble of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in 1998 he won a Laurence Olivier Award as best actor for the main role in the Film "king Lear".
Holm, who was also from his role as the Android Ash in the Science-Fiction Thriller "Alien" known, suffered from the "Guardian" according to Parkinson's disease. In 1931, in the County of Essex, was born, he came actually from the Theater. Relatively late in his career, he found the way to the movie. Prior to his role as Bilbo Baggins in "the Lord of the rings" and "Hobbit" he had spoken once of his nephew Frodo in the radio version of the Tolkien epic. In 1982, he was even nominated for an Oscar for his role as athletics Trainer Sam Mussabini in the historical drama "Chariots of Fire" (chariots of fire). The music to the Film about the Olympic games in 1924 by the Greek composer Vangelis is still played worldwide by many sports events. The great success of the Science-Fiction Film "The fifth Element", in which Ian Holm gave the priest Vito Cornelius.Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 14:19