Ian Holm is a Tony-award winning English actor. After establishing his career in theatre by appearing in several plays including ‘The Homecoming’ (1967), he made his film debut in 'The Bofors Gun' (1968). This was followed by his roles in Nicholas and Alexandra' (1973), 'Juggernaut' (1974), 'Robin and Marian' (1976), 'Alien' (1979) and 'Chariots of Fire' (1981), all of which were successful.
Ian Holm went on to appear in the hit films 'Time Bandits' (1981), 'Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes' (1984), 'Dance with a Stranger' (1985) and 'The Madness of King George' (1994). He also gave many highest-grossing films of his career including 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (1994), 'The Fifth Element' (1997), 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001), 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' (2003), 'The Aviator' (2004), 'Lord of War' (2005), 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' (2012) and 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' (2014).
Ian Holm has also tasted failure. 'Naked Lunch' (1991), 'Kafka' (1991), 'The Sweet Hereafter' (1997), 'A Life Less Ordinary' (1997) and 'Bless the Child' (2000) are some of his flop films. His TV credits include 'Napoleon and Love' (1974), 'Jesus of Nazareth' (1977), 'The Lost Boys' (1978), 'Game, Set and Match' (1988) and 'The Last Dragon' (2004).