The Cast
The Cast
Bilbo Baggins is Frodo's elderly cousin, who gives to him a magic ring.

Ian Holm has earned respect and praise from theatre, television and film critics alike. He won a BAFTA Award, Cannes Film Festival award and an Oscar nomination for his performance in Chariots of Fire. His memorable film performances include Another Woman, Hamlet, Frankenstein, Henry V, Naked Lunch, eXistenZ, and The Madness of King George.

Holm has also appeared in Greystoke, Kafka, Time Bandits, Brazil, Alien, Dance with a Stranger, and Dreamchild. More recent films include Big Night, Joe Gould’s Secret, Night Falls on Manhattan, The Fifth Element, A Life Less Ordinary, Bless The Child, Beautiful Joe and the acclaimed lead in Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter. Holm also starred with Dame Judi Dench, Leslie Caron and Olympia Dukakis in the television movie "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells." He will next be seen in the Hughes Brothers’ horror-thriller From Hell with Johnny Depp.

Appearing in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Holm has earned the Evening Standard Award (Best Actor) for "Henry V" and "The Homecoming," the latter for which he also won a Tony Award (Best Supporting Actor) for the Broadway production. He won rave reviews and an Evening Standard Award for Harold Pinters, "Moonlight." His recent performance as King Lear at the National Theatre won him an Evening Standard Award, and Olivier Award, and the Critics Circle Award. He was nominated for an Emmy Award (Best Actor) for the televised version. Holm has also appeared in dozens of prestigious films for television. In 1998 he was awarded his Knighthood.

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