||September 12, 1931
Goodmayes, Ilford, England
Did You Know?
- Ian was knighted in 1998 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama."
- Ian was born in a mental asylum where his father was a doctor and the superintendent.
- Ian has been married three times since 1955 to Lynn Mary Shaw, Sophie Baker and is currently married to Penelope Baker. He had a long-time affair with a photographer named Bee.
- Ian has five children.
- Ian's brother, Eric, died of cancer while in Egypt when Ian was 13 years old. The entire family was traumatized.
- Ian earned and Academy Award nomination for his performance in Chariots Of Fire.
- Ian received an Emmy nomination for the television version of 'King Lear.' Even though he lost to Stanley Tucci, the actor dedicated his award to Sir Ian Holm.
- Ian was nominated for another Emmy for the made-for-tv movie 'The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.'
The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fifth Element was Ian's biggest grossing career film as it brought in $263+million.
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- Napoleon & Love (2011)
- This Side of the Looking Glass (2009)
- Shergar (2008)
- O Jerusalem (2007)
- Ratatouille (2007)
- The Treatment (2007)
- Strangers with Candy (2006) [See the Image Gallery]
- The Lost Boys (2006)
- Lord of War (2005) [See the Image Gallery]
- Garden State (2004)
- The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- King Lear (2004)
- The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) [See the Image Gallery]
- Esther Kahn (2002)
- Prisoner of Paradise (2002)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (2002)
- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) [See the Image Gallery]
- From Hell (2001) [See the Image Gallery]
- Beautiful Joe (2001)
- The Last Of The Blonde Bombshells (2001)
- Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
- eXistenZ (1999)
- Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998)
- Incognito (1997)
- A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
- The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
- The Fifth Element (1997) [See the Image Gallery]
- Big Night (1996)
- The Return Of The Borrowers (1996)
- Night Falls On Manhattan (1996)
- Loch Ness (1996)
- The Advocate (1995)
- The Madness Of King George (1994)
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
- The Borrowers (1992)
- Blue Ice (1992)
- Kafka (1991)
- Naked Lunch (1991)
- The Endless Game (1990)
- Hamlet (1990)
- Henry V (1989)
- Another Woman (1988)
- Brazil (1985)
- Wetherby (1985)
- Dreamchild (1985)
- Dance With A Stranger (1984)
- Singleton's Pluck (1984)
- Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984)
- Time Bandits (1981)
- Chariots Of Fire (1981)
- All Quiet On The Western Front (1979)
- Alien (1979)
- SOS Titanic (1979)
- The Thief Of Baghdad (1978)
- Holocaust (1978)
- March Or Die (1977)
- Jesus Of Nazareth (1977)
- The Man In The Iron Mask (1977)
- Robin And Marian (1976)
- Shout At The Devil (1976)
- Juggernaut (1974)
- The Homecoming (1973)
- Young Winston (1972)
- Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971)
- A Severed Head (1971)
- Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)
- The Bofors Gun (1968)