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Holm, Ian 1931-

Overview
Works: 840 works in 2,386 publications in 8 languages and 68,523 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Dystopias  Black humor  Fantasy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Commentator, Author, Other, Creator, Recipient, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 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 3,714 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 3,178 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 )
40 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,940 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 )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rat from the French countryside dreams of becoming a renowned chef
The aviator by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 2,016 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 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mindless, savage, and merciless alien is attacking the crew of an intergalactic freighter and it must be stopped before they are all killed
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,887 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
The hobbit an unexpected journey by Peter Jackson( Visual )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who--along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield--is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands inhabited by Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even himself, he also gains possession of a 'precious' ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to imagine"--Container
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,815 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
Garden State by Zach Braff( Visual )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,621 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 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story. Lord of War is an action adventure story, which follows the globetrotting exploits of arms dealer, Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage). Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience
The madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )
45 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,519 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 occuring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the classic horror story in which a young doctor creates life. The creature he assembles from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist soon realizes that he will be rejected by society and goes on a rampage seeking revenge on the doctor who gave him life
Animal farm by George Orwell( Visual )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,287 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 )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,272 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
Lord of the rings by Peter Jackson( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,268 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
From hell by Allen Hughes( Visual )
41 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,249 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 )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,245 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
The day after tomorrow by Dennis Quaid( Visual )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 982 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 begns 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
Naked lunch by David Cronenberg( Visual )
36 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 940 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.
IAN HOLM CUTHBERT
Languages
English (483)
German (24)
French (9)
Spanish (9)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
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