Actor Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Alien) dies at 88

Sadly, actor Ian Holm passed away at the age of 88, as confirmed by his agent for a media outlet.

British actor Ian Holm passed away at the age of 88, as his agent has confirmed to The Guardian: “He has died peacefully in the hospital, with his family and caregivers. Charming, friendly and fiercely talented, we will greatly miss him. ” It should be noted that Holm suffered from Parkinson's.

The actor has a long career behind him, with two of his most memorable roles being Ash in Alien, the eighth passenger and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. He had recently apologized for not being able to participate in the cast meeting for the Peter Jackson trilogy. As a curiosity: he played Frodo Bolsón in an interpreted reading of J.R.R. Tolkien on the radio in 1981.

Ian Holm was born in Essex in 1931 and developed a passion for acting from a young age. He was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and winning awards for his portrayal of 'Enrique V'. He left the theater when he developed stage fright in a performance of ‘The Iceman Cometh’ in 1976, and from there he went to big and small screens.

His Oscar nomination

ian Holm during the filming of Alien the Passenger

He was nominated for an Oscar and earned a BAFTA for his role in Chariots of Fire. In his filmography we can also find 'The heroes of time', 'The madness of King George', 'The fifth element', 'The sweet future', 'Tomorrow', 'Alien the eighth passenger' or 'The aviator '. He lent his voice to Chef Skinner in ‘Ratatouille’.

Ian Holm had five children and had been married four times. His current wife has made a series of portraits to record his last days. The British had a reputation as a womanizer, and the tabloids knew him as "The Lord of the Flings." In his career, he accumulated four other BAFTA nominations and another award for "The Bofors Gun" in addition to "Chariots of Fire."

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