Sir Robert Graham Stephens was a leading English actor in the early years of Britain's Royal National Theatre. He was one of the most respected actors of his generation and was at one time regarded as the natural successor to Laurence Olivier.
He built His career in The Theatre and with The Royal Shakespeare Company, and later impressed critics in the Richard Eyre National Theatre production of "King Lear " and electrified the audience was expressed in a Harold Pinter The Homecoming .
Ian Holm was born on 12 September 1931 in a Psychiatric Hospital in Goodmayes, Essex, where His father, a psychiatrist, and a pioneer of electro-Shock Treatment , was the superintendent. His Mother was a nurse.
He suffered from anxiety as a child and was bullied in His Private School , where he took refuge in A Love drama. A Chance meeting with the well-known Actor -manager Henry Baynton saw him enrolled and Rada in the year 1949.Richard Iii in the RSC's 1964 wars of the roses series
He secured a job at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, where His first recorded role was signed was as a spear carrier in a 1954 production of Othello. He also played Mutius in a staging of Titus Andronicus , that toured Europe in 1956.Stage Fright
He made His first trip to the cinema, John Frankenheimer 's film The Fixer , based on a True Story of a Jew Falsely Accused of murder in Tsarist Russia. It is just one of More Than 90 films, in which he would appear would be.
But His career was saved by His film and TV work, as well as the awards began to come. His role as Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie in The Bbc production The Lost Boys , he won a Royal Television Society award and a Bafta nomination.Critical praise
In 1979, he made His first big Hollywood gig, as the Android Ash in Alien. "It's not a particularly pleasant film to do," he later recalled. "It was 16 weeks of bloody Hard Work down in the Shepperton Studios. "
In the same year, he took over the part of Frodo Baggins in The Bbc Radio 4 massive adaptation of The Lord of The Rings , which featured Holm in addition to a number of other stars-including Michael Hordern and Robert Stephens .Holm (r), the recording of The Lord of The Rings for BBC Radio with Michael Hordern and John Le Mesurier
He continues to receive critical praise for His film roles, especially in Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985) and a performance as Lewis Carroll 's dream child, Dennis-Potter-a fantasy based on The Life of Alice Liddell .
Holm never lost His fascination for Shakespeare. He took The Role of Fluellen in Kenneth Branagh 's acclaimed 1989 film of Henry V , and a year later, he played Polonius in addition to Mel Gibson as Hamlet in the Franco Zeffirelli film of the game.
He was, after all, the main role lured Back To The Stage in 1993 in the world premiere of Harold Pinter 's Moonlight. Pinter was told, described Holm as His favorite Actor , "an Actor , the whole integrity".'anger and vulnerability'
It was Beyond other nominations and awards for His portrayal of lawyer Michael Stephens in the acclaimed Canadian film The Sweet. Back On Stage he won an Olivier for His King Lear in 1998, the year in which he received a knighthood.His portrayal of Bilbo Baggins has brought Ian Holm a New Generation of admirers
Holm, married Lynn Shaw in 1955, the European union, which lasted 10 Years . His four-year marriage with Sophie Baker ended in divorce in 1986, and five years later he married The Actress Penelope Wilton .
The couple divorced in 2001 and he then later married Sophie de Stempel in 2003.
"I have a fear of responsibility. I like someone to be responsible to. "