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Entertainment Peter Jackson mourns the passing of Lord of the Rings star Ian Holm

14:15  22 june  2020
14:15  22 june  2020 Source:   covermg.com

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Before the weekend, veteran actor Ian Holm sadly passed away at age 88. Best known for his turn as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, an outpouring of love, memories and tributes poured out onto the web in honor of the Bye, Bilbo: Peter Jackson Mourns Passing Of Ian Holm .

Peter Jackson wrote a heartfelt tribute to Ian Holm , the great actor who became an indelible figure in Middle Earth lore with his portrayal of the precocious ring -finder Hobbit Bilbo Baggins. I’m feeling very sad at the passing of Sir Ian Holm . Ian was such a delightful, generous man.

Ian Holm wearing a suit and tie © wenn

Peter Jackson has bid a final farewell to his The Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian Holm, who passed away on Friday.

The British actor lost his battle with Parkinson's disease, aged 88, and both fans and colleagues have been paying tribute to the cinema star, whose other film credits include Chariots of Fire, Alien, and The Fifth Element, among many others.

His casting as Bilbo Baggins in Jackson's 2001 epic The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring earned Holm legions of new fans around the globe, and the New Zealand filmmaker shared a touching tribute to the star in a Facebook post.

"I'm feeling very sad at the passing of Sir Ian Holm," the director wrote. "Ian was such a delightful, generous man. Quiet, but cheeky, with a lovely twinkle in his eye.

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Peter Jackson wrote a heartfelt tribute to Ian Holm , the great actor who became an indelible figure in Middle Earth lore with his portrayal of the precocious ring -finder Hobbit Bilbo Baggins. I’m feeling very sad at the passing of Sir Ian Holm . Ian was such a delightful, generous man.

While Ian Holm may be best known by many for portraying Bilbo in Peter Jackson ’s “ Lord of the Rings ” films, the English actor, who died Friday at the age of 88, had a wide range of versatile roles. Nominated for an Oscar for 1981’s “Chariots of Fire,” Holm also starred in the iconic films “Alien

"Back in early 2000, before we started shooting our Bilbo scenes for The Fellowship of the Ring, I was nervous about working with such an esteemed actor, but he immediately put me at ease."

He said Holm "rarely needed direction" and recalled how the Oscar nominee kept the kids on set amused with tall tales during a storytelling scene.

Holm also starred in two of the three The Hobbit prequel films, though he initially told Jackson he wouldn't reprise his famous role due to his Parkinson's diagnosis.

"He had difficulty walking, and certainly couldn't travel to New Zealand (the film's location). Always a private man, he told us that he'd basically retired, but wasn't announcing it," Jackson explained. "This was a blow because we had worked out a nice way to hand the role over from Ian as Old Bilbo, to Martin Freeman as Young Bilbo. I described this to him, and he liked it."

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On Friday, British actor Ian Holm , whose career spanned nearly 60 years, passed away at the age of 88. Of course, younger fans will always know him from Peter Jackson ’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy where he played Bilbo Baggins. Jackson took to Facebook to pay tribute to the late actor shortly after

Sir Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. The actor, who starred in Lord of the Rings and Alien, died Friday morning in a hospital in London, his agent Ian Holm Dies, Lord of the Rings and Alien Star Was 88. The Lord Of The Rings ’ Peter Jackson Shares Touching Tribute To Ian Holm .

Jackson explained to Holm how his mother and uncle had both endured Parkinson's and ventured they could shoot his scenes in London, with the actor eventually agreeing.

"I knew he was only doing it as a favour to me, and I held his hands and thanked him with tears in my eyes," he remembered. "In the finished movie, I hope that audiences just see Ian Holm reprising Bilbo. But what I experienced on set was a wonderful actor delivering his last performance. It was incredibly brave of him to do that, and very emotional for those who witnessed it. We will always be enormously grateful to Ian for doing that."

He finished his note by telling fans: "Watching Ian Holm perform taught me so much - as Ian was being his usual quiet self, that just somehow happened. It was a privilege to work with him, and a blessing to know him... Farewell, dear Bilbo. Safe travels, darling Ian."

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson pays tribute to the "wonderful" Ian Holm .
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