Ian Holm Net Worth

February 25, 2023
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Ian Holm was born on 12 September 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, England to Scottish parent mother Jean, a nurse, and James, a psychiatrist. Holm is known as a former stage and movie actor.

So just how rich is Ian Holm, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources report that Holm’s net worth is as high as $10 million, accumulated from his over five decades long career in the entertainment industry.


Ian Holm Net Worth $10 million


Ian attended Chigwell School in Essex. The family moved to Worthing, where he was introduced to Henry Baynton who helped him prepare for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, securing his place there in 1949. His education was temporarily stopped for national service in the British Army, but Ian eventually graduated in 1953. He moved to on-stage acting Stratford, subsequently joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960.

In 1965 he played Richard III in a BBC adaptation of ‘’The Wars of the Roses’’, then in 1966 he appeared in four episodes of the drama television series entitled ‘’ The Power Game’’, before in 1968 making his silver screen debut in ‘’ The Bofors Gun’’ in the role of Flynn, which earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He went on to appear on ‘’ITC Sunday Night Theatre’’ and ‘’Armchair Theatre’’, both television series screened in 1970. In the following year, Holm portrayed Ruthvan, a supporting character in ‘’Mary, Queen of Scots’’, which received a mostly positive response, and holds a score of seven point five out of ten stars on IMDB as of today.

Holm continued making guest-star appearances on TV series throughout the early ‘70s, including in ‘’The Frighteners’’, subsequently playing a starring role in ‘’The Homecoming’’, a 1973 British drama film, based on the play of the same title, written by Harold Pinter. In 1977 he played in ‘’Jesus Of Nazareth’’, a British-Italian television movie broadcast as a television series reportedly attracting 90 million viewers, certainly helping Ian’s net worth.

Ian earned a BAFTA nomination playing the supporting role of Capitain Philippe D’Arnot in ‘’Greystoke – The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes’’ in 1984, and the next year had another notable big screen performance in ‘’Dreamchild’’, positively reviewed by critics and earning Holm two awards for his efforts – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and Fantasporto’s International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor, and in addition a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. Following in the same manner, he starred in ‘’Wetherby’’ and ‘’Brazil’’ in the same year.

In 1994, he was cast as Francis Willis in the British historical comedy-drama ‘’ The Madness of King George’’, which earned him a further BAFTA award nomination, then provided another notable performance when he starred in the Canadian drama film ‘’The Sweet Hereafter’’, winning the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor among other awards. In addition, Holm’s portrayal of Mitchell Stephens in the previously mentioned film was nominated for several other awards including Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor. In 2001, Ian was cast as Bilbo Baggins in ‘’ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’’, and two years later, he joined the cast of the film to make the sequel entitled ‘’ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’’, and reprised the role in two other sequels, ‘’ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’’ and ‘’The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’’ released in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The latter was his farewell to the film industry. In conclusion, Ian appeared in more than 90 movie and television projects.

In his personal life, Holm has married four times, firstly to Lynn Mary Shaw (1955-65), then to Sophie Baker (1982-86), and Penelope Wilton (1991-2001) He has been married to Sophie de Stempel since 2003. He has four children.

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