Actor Ian Holm, famous for The Lord of the Rings and Chariots of Fire, dies at 88

What happened?

The world of the performing arts is in mourning again. At the age of 88 the actor died Ian Holm, with a long career in the who, who died after several years suffering from Parkinson’s disease, which kept him away from the cameras.

His death was confirmed by his agent, who through a text sent to The Guardian newspaper assured that he was admitted to a London hospital, and that he died surrounded by his family and in complete tranquility.

It is with great sadness that we have to report that actor Sir Ian Holm passed away this morning at the age of 88. He has died peacefully in the hospital with his family. Charming, kind and with a huge talent, we will miss him greatly “, was the text sent by the manager.


During his career he filmed more than 50 films, with various roles that marked the audience. His most prominent role in his later years was that of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film saga, which he later repeated in the trilogy of The Hobbit, both directed by Peter Jackson.

In 1981 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Fire cars (Chariots of Fire), which tells the story of a group of British athletes preparing for the 1924 Olympic Games. There he brought the role of Sam Mussabini to the big screen, with which although he did not win the Academy Award, if he stayed with a Bafta.

Other outstanding participations

Holm also had a role in the Pixar film Ratatouille, where he played Chef Skinner and earned him an Annie Award for Best Dubbing in an Animated Film. He also provided his voice for a series of documentaries, especially British ones.

Another of his lesser known roles was in the biblical series Jesus of Nazareth, which is generally shown as a film in Latin America. His role was to Zerah, a follower of the Messiah who was added to the story by the production as a dramatic contribution.