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Holm, Ian 1931-

Works: 794 works in 2,320 publications in 8 languages and 67,699 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Dystopias  Black humor  Case studies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Commentator, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Recipient, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ian Holm
The Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 3,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assisted by a fellowship of heroes, Middle-earth hobbit, Frodo Baggins, plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron. An epic adventure of good against evil, the power of friendship, and individual courage
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,983 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 by Brad Bird ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,846 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
The aviator by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese's THE AVIATOR is a lavish spectacle of a motion picture that harkens back to Hollywood's Golden Era in telling the story of Howard Hughes, one of 20th-century America's most pioneering and influential figures
Alien by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Ultimately, only Ripley is left to fight for her survival and all mankind's
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,836 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
Brazil by Terry Gilliam ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 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 hobbit an unexpected journey by Martin Freeman ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bilbo Baggins, a peaceful hobbit living in the Shire, joins a group of thirteen dwarves in their quest to retake their home from the dangerous dragon Smaug
Garden State by Zach Braff ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,592 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 )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,552 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 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 madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When George III loses the colonies in the American Revolution, his eccentric behavior becomes nothing less than mad. With Parliament battling for increased power and the Prince of Wales plotting his own rise to the throne, King George's unpredictable behavior sets the stage for a thrilling game of betrayal, politics and palace intrigue
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,371 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
Animal farm by George Orwell ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,297 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 )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two brothers whose Italian restaurant is on the verge of bankruptcy. Their only chance to save it is to risk everything they own on an extravagant feast for band leader Louis Prima. But their big night is complicated by a lovers' triangle, a sneaky restaurant rival, and the hilarious perfectionism of chef Primo
The sweet hereafter by Atom Egoyan ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of 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
From hell by Allen Hughes ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,250 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
Lord of the rings by Orlando Bloom ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth
The day after tomorrow by Dennis Quaid ( Visual )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatized global warming event triggers a barrage of epic natural disasters: tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. An assortment of individual narratives are threaded together to follow the various catastrophes and their effects on local populations, including the stories of climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and other small bands of survivors as they ride out the growing superstorm
Naked lunch by David Cronenberg ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled to make sense of this alien territory, he writes a book called "Naked lunch."
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Alternative Names
Cuthbert, Ian Holm.
Cuthbert, Ian Holm 1931-
Holm, Ian.
English (471)
German (23)
French (9)
Spanish (8)
Turkish (2)
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