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Holm, Ian 1931-

Works: 692 works in 2,761 publications in 8 languages and 75,383 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  History  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Animated films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Commentator, Other, Creator, Recipient, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Holm
The hobbit an unexpected journey by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first chapter in a trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One ring.'
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Ratatouille( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions
The aviator by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Garden State by Zach Braff( Visual )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Largeman returns from self-imposed exile in Los Angeles to his hometown in New Jersey for his mother's funeral. Andrew has spent years cut off from his darker feelings with the aid of pharmaceuticals prescribed by his father, Gideon, a coldly formal psychiatrist. Afterward, he takes to tooling around on his antique motorcycle, finding old friends and making new ones. When he meets and begins to fall for Sam, he finds himself slowly awaking not only to the pain of life but also to the life-affirming power of love
Lord of war by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his early days in the early 1980s in Little Odessa to selling guns to mobsters in his local neighbourhood, and through to his ascension through the decade of excess and indulgence into the early 90s. He forms a business partnership with an African warlord and his psychotic son. His relationship with his younger brother is somewhat volatile, he is married to a famous model, and he is relentlessly pursued by a determined federal agent and his inner demons sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does
The fifth element by Luc Besson( Visual )

99 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twenty-third century a cab driver picks up a beautiful, perfect being and together they must save the world
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist strives to make the perfect man in a laboratory but instead creates a bitter monster who seeks revenge on his creator and his family
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

64 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occurring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness
From hell by Allen Hughes( Visual )

58 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed
The sweet hereafter by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

84 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens promises retribution and a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the grieving community. Stephens begins his investigation into the details of the crash. But beneath the town's calm, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit and forbidden desires that mirrors his own troubled personal life. Gradually, we learn that Stephens has his own agenda and that everyone has secrets to keep
Animal farm by George Orwell( Visual )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rendering of Orwell's classic is set in the beautiful Irish countryside and populated with a wide variety of barnyard animals. Chaos ensues when the animals take over the farm
Big night by Stanley Tucci( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two brothers whose Italian restaurant is on the brink of bankruptcy. Their only chance for success is to risk everything they own on an extravagant feast for bandleader Louis Prima. But their big night is complicated by a lovers' triangle, a sneaky restaurant rival, and the hilarious perfection of chef Primo
The day after tomorrow by James Cameron( Visual )

71 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature
Aliens by James Cameron( Visual )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crew of the deep space towing vessel Nostromo are awakened from hypersleep to investigate a strange signal from a nearby planet. While investigating the signal, they discover it was intended as a warning, and not an SOS
Acting my life by Ian Holm( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Holm, a widely admired actor, tells his life story, from growing up next to the mental asylum run by his father, to his stage career, including a recounting of his on-stage breakdown, to the women in his life, the nervous condition that still haunts him, his battle with cancer, and more
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The aviator
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Cuthbert, Ian Holm.

Cuthbert, Ian Holm 1931-

Holm, Ian.

Ian Holm acteur britannique

Ian Holm actor británico

Ian Holm aktor brytyjski

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Ian Holm britischer Schauspieler

Ian Holm British actor

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Ijan Holm

Ioannes Holm

Иън Холм

Иэн Холм британский актёр

Ијан Холм

Холм, Иэн

Ієн Голм Британський актор

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إيان هولم

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BrazilThe aviatorMary Shelley's FrankensteinThe sweet hereafterAnimal farmBig nightActing my life