Oscar Actors: Holm, Ian

Born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931 in Goodmayes, England.

On the London stage since the mid50s, he made a late entry into films in the late 1960s. Holm won the British Film Academy (BFA) Award as best supporting actor for his performance in “The Bofors Gun” (1968), his very screen debut, and again for “Chariots of Fire”(1981), for which he also received a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

In 1981, Holm competed for the Supporting Oscar with John Gielgud, who won for the comedy “Arthur,” James Coco in “Only When I Laugh,” Jack Nicholson in “Reds,” and Howard E. Rollins, Jr. in “Ragtime.”