At 88, the British actor Sir Ian Holm died, known for the films The Fifth Element, From Hell, and Alien, but most of all, from the series of Peter Jackson’s films The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Sir Ian played the role of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who received the ring of omnipotence from Gollum. Sir Ian played this role in the first trilogy, and then continued to play the elderly Bilbo in The Hobbit.
The first success at the international level came to him after the film “Chariots of Fire”, for which he received an Oscar in the category “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in 1981. He was also remembered for the role of android Ashe in the first Alien Horror. In 1998, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Holm and gave him a noble title for his contribution to the development of drama theater.
According to the actor’s agent, Sir Ian died in a hospital surrounded by his family. In recent years, he suffered from Parkinson’s disease.