British film, television and theater actor Ian Holm died at the age of 88.
He became famous as the role of Bilbo Bublík in a series of fantasy films The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He also played supporting roles in the sci-fi films The Invader and The Fifth Element and in the sports drama Fire Cars. Referring to the actor’s agent, the Guardian’s server reported on Friday. “We are very sad to announce that actor Sir Ian Holm died this morning at the age of 88,” the deputy said. According to him, he died in the hospital due to complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Holm was born in 1931 in Essex, England. Initially, he worked mainly in theater, where he played a number of roles in William Shakespeare’s dramas. He gradually promoted himself in the film. He was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role of Sam Mussabini in the sports drama Fire Cars (1981). He was made famous all over the world by the role of Bilbo Bublík in a series of films based on books by the British writer J. R. R. Tolkien. He appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and the two Hobbit – The Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Holm also starred in the sci-fi films The Invader (1979), The Fifth Element (1997) and The Day After (2004) and in Martin Scorsese’s biographical film The Aviator (2004).