From: Etched Chaos
I recently went to see the Homecoming at the London Comedy Theatre of which stars good old Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm). I managed to get a programme and it has a small section on Ian stating his theatre background and movies of which he has starred in. So i thought I’d send what it says to you;
Ian Holm most recently appeared in this production of the Homecoming at the Gate Theatre in dublin which opened in June of this year before transferring to New York as part of the Harold pinter Festival at the Lincoln Centre. He has previously worked with the Gate in the theatre’s first Harold Pinter festival in 1994 as andy in Moonlight and Duff in Landscape. He worked extensively at Stratford-on-Avon from 1954 to 1967, where roles included puck in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Lorenzo in the Merchant of Venice, Prince Hal in Henry IV (parts 1 and 2), the title roles in Henry V and Richard III and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. Other Theatre Work includes Lenny in the Homecoming at the Aldwych and in New York, astrov in Uncle Vanya at Hampstead and King Lear at the Royal National Theatre.
Television work includes jesus of Nazareth, the Lost Boys, Uncle Vanya, the Misanthrope, We the Accused, the Last Romantics, The Browning Version, Game Set and Match, The Borrowers, and the Last of the Brown Bombshells.
Film work includes Joe Gould in Joe Gould’s Secret, The Homecoming, Alien, Chariots of Fire, Greystroke, Henry V, Hamlet, The Naked Lunch, Frankenstein, The Madness of King George (small piece of trivia I come from the same town as Nigel Hawthorne who take the leading role in the Madness of King George), Big Night, The Sweet Hereafter, Fifth Element, A Life Less Ordinary, Existenz, LORD OF THE RINGS, From Hell, and the Emperor’s New Clothes.
Now a small tidbit for those who are adamant on trying to compare The Lord of the Rings with Harry Potter. Another of the stars in the Homecoming was one Ian Hart whom is starring in the new Harry potter Film as Professor Quirrell. From watching the performance I can say that ian Holm’s performance was priceless and the Harry potter film will benefit with Ian Hart’s presence. However I couldn’t compare the two films simply through these two…