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Ian Holm Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family, Biography

Ian Holm Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5½ in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth September 12, 1931
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death June 19, 2020

Ian Holm was an English actor, voice artist, and theatre actor who gained acclaim as a leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and also as a successful performer on television and in films. Some of his notable performances include playing Flynn in the drama film The Bofors Gun, Sam Mussabini in the historical sports drama film Chariots of Fire, Ash in the science fiction horror film Alien, Mr Kurtzmann in the dystopian black comedy film Brazil, Mitchell Stephens in the drama film The Sweet Hereafter, Chef Skinner (voice) in the computer-animated comedy-drama film Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. His film credits also include A Midsummer Night’s DreamOh! What a Lovely War, A Severed HeadThe HomecomingRobin and Marian, Inside the Third ReichTerror in the Aisles, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesThe Browning VersionDance with a StrangerMary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Hour of the PigThe Madness of King GeorgeNight Falls on Manhattan, Alice through the Looking GlassWisconsin Death TripThe Last of the Blonde BombshellsThe Emperor’s New ClothesThe Day After TomorrowAnimal Farm, Strangers with CandyThe Thief of Baghdad, The AviatorLord of WarThe Treatment, All Quiet on the Western FrontLes Misérables, and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Born Name

Ian Holm Cuthbert

Nick Name


Ian Holm as seen in Edinburgh in August 2004
Ian Holm as seen in Edinburgh in August 2004 (CossieMoJo / English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on September 12, 1931.


On June 19, 2020, Ian Holm died from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 88 in London, England, United Kingdom.

Resting Place

Highgate Cemetery, London, England, United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Born Place

Goodmayes, Essex, England, United Kingdom





Ian Holm studied at Chigwell School, a co-educational independent boarding and day school in the English public school tradition located in Essex. He later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and graduated in 1953.


Actor, Voice Artist, Theatre Actor


  • Father – James Harvey Cuthbert (A psychiatrist who worked as the superintendent of the West Ham Corporation Mental Hospital and was one of the pioneers of electric shock therapy)
  • Mother – Jean Wilson (née Holm) (Nurse)
  • Siblings – Ian had an older brother who passed away when Ian was 12 years old.
  • Others – James Martin Cuthbert (Paternal Grandfather), Agnes Harvey (Paternal Grandmother), Andrew Hair Holm (Maternal Grandfather), Jessie Wilson (Maternal Grandmother)


Ian Holm was represented by Peggy Thompson Office, Company, Richmond, England, United Kingdom.

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $10 Million at the time of his death.




5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ian Holm had dated –

  1. Lynn Mary Shaw (1955-1965)​ – He married his first wife Lynn Mary Shaw in 1955 and they divorced in 1965. They were blessed with 2 daughters – Jessica Holm (b. 1960) and Sarah-Jane Holm (b. 1962).
  2. Bee Gilbert – Ian Holm had a 15-year relationship with photographer Bee Gilbert and they had 2 children – a son named Barnaby Holm (b. February 20, 1967) and a daughter named Melissa.
  3. Sophie Baker (1982-1986)​ – He was married to Sophie Baker from 1982 to 1986 and they were blessed with a son named Harry Holm.
  4. Penelope Wilton (1991-2001)​ – In 1991, Ian Holm got married to Penelope Wilton but they divorced in 2001.
  5. Sophie de Stempel (2003-2020) – He tied the knot with artist Sophie de Stempel in 2003 and they remained together until his death in 2020.

Race / Ethnicity


Ian Holm was of Scottish descent.

Grave of Ian Holm in Highgate Cemetery
Grave of Ian Holm in Highgate Cemetery (Simon Edwards Esq / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Distinctive Features

Rich smooth voice

Ian Holm Facts

  1. In 1954, he made his stage debut at Stratford-upon-Avon as he played a spear carrier in a staging of Othello.
  2. Ian Holm was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for his performance in the film Chariots of Fire (1981).
  3. In 1989, Holm was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.
  4. For his services to drama, he was knighted in the 1998 Birthday Honours by Queen Elizabeth II.

Featured Image by CossieMoJo / English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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