London : Actor Sir Ian Holm , best know for roles in Chariots of Fire and The Lord of the Rings , has died as the age of 88 on Friday. His agent Alex Irwin said “He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. His illness was Parkinson’s related. He was a genius of stage and screen ,winning multiple awards and loved by directors ,audience and his colleagues alike”

The statement added “His sparking wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Charming kind and ferociously talented , we will miss him hugely”

‘An established star of the Royal Shakespeare Company and , Harold Pinter’s favorite actor, (he won a Tony Award for Best Featured actor as Lenny in The Homecoming) ,Sir Ian was globally recognized for his extraordinarily impressive and varied career which included highlights such as Chariots of Fire, The Fifth Element, Alien, The Sweat Hereafter ,Time Bandits ,The Madness of King George and The Lord of the Rings.

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert, popularly known as Ian Holm ,was an English actor on stage and film. He was born on September 12, 1931 in Goodmayes of Sussex. He was died on June 19, 2020 in London . He received the 1967 Tony award for best featured actor and the 1988 Laurence Olivier award for best actor for his performance in the little role of King Lear. He won 1981 BAFTA Award for best actor in a supporting role for his role as trainer in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for Academy award (Wikipedia)

He was knighted in 1998 for his services to drama.

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