Ian Holm stars as old Bilbo in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."

Ian Holm earned an Academy Award nomination and won a BAFTA Award for his work in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Chariots of Fire," for which he also won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. He later won a Genie Award for Best Actor for his role in "The Sweet Hereafter."

He previously worked with Peter Jackson as a member of the cast of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, for which he shared in several ensemble acting awards, including a Screen Actors Guild Award for the final film, "The Return of the King."

Holm's long list of film credits also includes "The Boffers Gun," for which he won a BAFTA Award; Richard Attenborough's "Young Winston"; Peter Hall's "The Homecoming"; Richard Lester's "Robin and Marian"; Ridley Scott's "Alien"; Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" and "Brazil"; "Greystoke," earning a BAFTA Award nomination; Woody Allen's "Another Woman"; Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V" and "Frankenstein"; Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet"; Steven Soderbergh's "Kafka"; David Cronenberg's "Naked Lunch" and "eXistenZ"; Nicholas Hytner's "The Madness of King George," for which Holm received a BAFTA Award nomination; and Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator," among many others.

He has also appeared in numerous longform television projects, recently including "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells," for which he garnered an Emmy nomination. He was previously Emmy nominated for his performance in the title role of the PBS presentation of "King Lear," and also received a BAFTA TV nomination and won a Royal Television Society Award for the BBC miniseries "The Lost Boys." His other longform TV credits include "Alice Through the Looking Glass," "The Browning Version," "Inside the Third Reich," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Les Miserables," "Jesus of Nazareth," "Holocaust" and "The Man in the Iron Mask."

Holm graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he made his stage debut in 1954 in "Othello." After many years on the London stage, he made his Broadway debut in 1967 in Harold Pinter's hit play "The Homecoming," for which he won a Tony Award. Among his other theatrical honors, Holm won Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for "Moonlight," and an Olivier Award for "King Lear."

In 1989, Holm was awarded the prestigious Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in June of 1998, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his services to drama.

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Age: 85 years old
Birthday: September 12, 1931
Height: 5' 6"
Full Name / Real Name: Ian Holm Cuthbert
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England, UK
Wife: Sophie de Stempel
Penelope Wilton (1991 - 2001, divorced)
Sophie Baker (1982 - 1986, divorced, 1 child)
Lynn Mary Shaw (1955 - 1965, divorced, 2 children)

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