On the telephone the other morning from New York, Ian Holm sounded deflated. At 71, one of the most versatile character actors in movies, whose credits are so long they would take a good chunk of this column to properly describe, Holm has a clean bill of health after a recent prostate operation, and now finds what for him is a peculiar situation: He has no scheduled acting work. “Now,” he said metaphorically, “I want to play my violin and it’s locked in the cupboard. I don’t know why.” [More]