Ian Holm Cuthbertson, famously known as Sir Ian Holm was born on 12 September 1931 in Goodmayes, Essex, England to Scottish parents. His mother, Jean Wilson was a nurse and his father, James Harvey Cuthbert was a psychiatrist. He went to Chigwell School in Essex. In his childhood, his parents used to move to different places and so on an average, he spent most of his time in London. After watching '
Les Miserables', he decided to become an actor in future, and it became his passion later. A great turn in his career was when he visited a dentist.
The dentist introduced Holm to Henry Baynton, who is a famous Shakespearean Actor, and who helped him to get admission into Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and this made a big turn in his life. He joined the academy in 1949 and because of continuous interruptions, he managed to complete his graduation by 1953. After his graduation, he never turned back and went forward with all his passion. He was famous in the Royal Shakespeare Company much earlier than he came into films and television. He made himself famous for his minor roles in Oh! What a Lovely War, Mary, Queen of Scots, etc. His first appeared on television as Richard ||| in The War of Roses. But in 1967, he made his presence felt to the audience with his role in the play The Homecoming as Lenny.
For this, he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor. Soon, he appeared in TV mini-series like SadduceeZerah, March or Die, etc. The most acclaimed role was the role of Ash, in Ridley Scott's Alien(1979). His role of Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire earned him many awards. His remarkable characters appear in the films like Time Bandits(1981), Lord of the Apes(1984) and Terry Gilliam'sBrazil. Ian Holm worked for television series, films, stage shows and dramas. So he is known to people of different spheres. Even Holm was honored for his roles on various platforms.
He was awarded the BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Bofors Gun(1968). Ian Holm was nominated for Oscar Awards for the Best Actor in the supporting role for the role of Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Life (1981). He also worked for some prestigious movies like Alice in Wonderland, Dreamchild, etc. He was nominated for the BAFTA awards for the TV series Game, Set and Match. For the movies like The Fifth Element, Hereafter, he received a remarkable acceptance for his acting. Recently he also appeared in many well-known films. He didn't have a very successful life as a person. He was married four times, and he divorced thrice. He has five children.