British actor, Ian Holm who participated in the Shakespeare dramas and played a fantastic role in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy died on June 19 at a London hospital. Holm died at the age of 88, and he was renowned for his Oscar-nominated performance as a track coach in “Chariots of Fire”. We have reports that the death of the actor was announced by his agent, Alex Irwin and the cause of the reason behind the death is coming as the complications of Parkinson’s disease. Mr Holm was primarily a character actor, known for exploring roles that drew on his verbal precision and subtle psychological insights.
He spent over a decade with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which was historically educated. Once upon a time during a sword fight scene in a 1959 production of “Coriolanus” in Stratford-upon – Avon, venerated actor Laurence Olivier nicked him on the finger. “I’ve still got the scar,” Mr Holm said proudly.
In 1967 he had won the Tony Award in the “Homecoming” of Harold Pinter and earned many of the top-performing distinctions in Great Britain before becoming widely known for his “Lord of the Rings’ trilogy” based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. In his “Fellowship of the Ring (2001)” and “The Return of the King” (2003), he played Bilbo Baggins, a bigfoot hobbit.
“I can tell you that I had a ball except when it came to becoming a hobbit, which was tough,” Mr Holm told the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002. He spent four hours in the makeup room before his scenes. “The fur on the feet itched so badly, and the ears would fall off. I never got used to them.” He was astonished at the popularity of the “Lord of the Rings” franchise, noting, “I’ve had more fan mail and adoration from tiny tots than I’ve had for anything else.”
Despite his background in the theatre, Mr Holm “strongly” chose to be a movie actor, partly due to the occasional severe scare of the stage. In 1976 he went to his cottage where he was discovered in fetal position during a 1976 production of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” in London.