Ian Holm

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Ian Holm
Biographical Information
LifetimeSeptember 12, 1931 - June 19, 2020
PortrayedFrodo Baggins in:
The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)
PortrayedBilbo in:
The Lord of the Rings (film series)
The Hobbit (film series)

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE (12 September 1931 - 19 June, 2020) voiced Frodo Baggins in the BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Years later he played Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings (film series), and Old Bilbo in The Hobbit (film series).

Ian Holm was the father of Harry Holm, who played Elanor Fairbairns in the 1981 radio series.


Bilbo is a character to whom things seem 'to happen'! But once put to his mettle, once put to the test, he comes up trumps.

These things are like boats with toes.



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