British actor Ian Holm, greatest recognized for his roles in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘Alien’, has died aged 88, the Guardian newspaper mentioned on Friday.
The actor, who obtained an Oscar nomination for his efficiency in the 1981 movie ‘Chariots of Fire’, had died from Parkinson’s associated sickness, the paper mentioned.
“It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” his agent informed the paper. “He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. Charming, kind, and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”
Holm started his profession on stage working as half of the Royal Shakespeare Company and gained worldwide publicity when he was featured as an android Ash in the 1979 ‘Alien’ movie.
His position as an athletics coach in ‘Chariots of Fire’ received him a British Academy movie award (Bafta) and an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor, whereas he performed Bilbo Baggins in two of The Lord of the Rings movies, a task he reprised in the current ‘The Hobbit’ movie sequence.