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Empire Magazine Talk ‘Hobbit’

Empire Magazine Logo Seán writes: The interview in the upcoming Empire is presented in a preview on On Bilbo: “In writing the part I obviously am thinking Old Bilbo and Ian Holm. We are writing based on that performance, but other than that, we have ideas. I can tell you that it’s down to a few names that we all agree upon. And that our first choice…completely, magically we said the same name. All of us! We said this is the guy we would talk to, but until the pages are there you have to let the character tell you who he wants to be played by. You can expect at least a year before we announce any casting.”

Posted in Casting Rumors, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Ian Holm, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit

Hobbit chat with Peter Jackson and G. del Toro peppered with big news (and little details about both films)

Future “Hobbit” director Guillermo del Toro and former “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson sat down with a world-wide internet audience and answered a lot more than the announced “20 questions” this weekend.

Hosted by Weta, there were a lot of minor details and significant confirmations and revelations about the gigantic production that will yield two “Hobbit” related movies, one in 2011 and the second in 2012.

Peter Jackson said,

“2009 will be dedicated to pre-production on both movies and 2010 will be the year we shoot both films back to back. Post productin follows one film at a time with The Hobbit being released Dec(ember) 2011, and F2 (film two) release(d) Dec(ember) 2012.”


Posted in Alan Lee, Andy Serkis, Casting Rumors, Characters, Crew News, Director news, Director Rumors, Guillermo Del Toro, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Locations Sets, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Make Up, New Zealand, Other production, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Production, Props, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tours, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Happy Birthday Ian Holm!

Holm at Cannes
Happy Birthday Ian Holm! Sir Ian Holm, CBE (born 12 September 1931), is an Academy Award-nominated and Tony Award-winning English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles, including the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the first and third films of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Sir William Withey Gull in From Hell, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element and as the android Ash in Alien.

Posted in Ian Holm, Old Main News

Holm Event in London Scrapped

Folks from the National Theatre write: Unfortunately owing to sudden filming commitments, Ian Holm is now unable to do the Platform at the National Theatre scheduled for 5th October at 6pm. There is a possibility of another date before Christmas, but nothing definite at the moment. Apologies for any inconvenience. I will keep you posted. []

Posted in Events, Ian Holm, LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Stage Productions

Holm’s ‘Acting My Life’ Book On Sale

Irascian writes: Sir Ian Holm’s book “Acting my Life (The Autobiography)” hits the British bookstands today. One of Britain’s most distinguished actors (he played the original Frodo in the BBC radio dramatisation before going on to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s movie, but has a slew of lauded film roles like Alien and Chariots of Fire behind him) Holm has always refused to discuss the process of acting until now so this will prove a fascinating read for long-standing fans of his. [Order from]

Posted in Books Publications, Ian Holm, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Old Main News

Holm Talks ‘The Hobbit’

When IESB asked if he would be willing to return to the big screens and reprise his role of Bilbo Baggins, “That would be fantastic, there has been talk about doing the Hobbit and I know that Peter would love to do it but there are some legal issues with two studios but once they get that handled I would love go back and do it, but that will be a few years from now, you know Peter is working on King Kong.” [More]

Posted in Ian Holm, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Old Main News

Sir Ian Holm to Talk at National Theatre

Legendary actor Sir Ian Holm will be talking about his new biography “Acting My Life” at London’s National Theatre. The event will take place on October 5th and will also include a booksigning. Get your tickets and more information over at!

Posted in Events, Fans, Ian Holm, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Meet Ups, Old Main News

Holm’s ‘From Hell’ Update

Harry over at AICN has some new info on the latest film to star our very own Ian Holm (Bilbo) ‘From Hell’. [More]

Posted in Ian Holm, Old Main News

Web Watch: USA

USA Today has scored an interview with Ian Holm (Bilbo), in it he talks about his acting techniques and a bit on LOTR:

Ian Holm on the business of acting

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Ask Ian Holm how he goes about the business of acting, and he sputters a bit – not the reaction you might expect from a performer with such a stellar stage and screen resume. [More]

Posted in Ian Holm, Old Main News