Ian Holm Overview

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Born: September 12, 1931

This native of Goodmayes, England was born in an asylum where his father was both doctor and superintendent. He was inspired to taking the acting route after he watched a live stage performance of Les Miserables at age eight. His drive to become an actor was nourished after primary and secondary school. Holm attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Actors, followed by a stint in the National Service. In 1954 he was hired on by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-On-Avon where he made... See All

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