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I think this acting legend is now deserving of his own thread, based on the following from the FT in November 17 and due to the fact I have him on my Nags Head DP10 as well!

 

Gatiss recognises someone at the door to the restaurant, a frail figure in a wheelchair, wearing a beanie. It’s Ian Holm, the 86-year-old actor who just three years ago was appearing as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit films. “He was brilliant,” says Gatiss, transfixed.

 

https://www.ft.com/content/51d3c7e4-c8c2-11e7-ab18-7a9fb7d6163e

 

He seems to now be in permanent retirement and IMBD lists no roles since the aforementioned Hobbit in 2014. Like Alan Rickman, I suspect many people will only realise just how fantastic an actor he was after he has departed.

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Prime candidate for next years list if he’s still with us come Jan 1st 

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Tom Skerritt goes first, chronologically.

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All this talk of Holm's health and we missed this recent photo (September 2018) in The Mail

 

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Dang, beaten to it!

 

RIP you legend!

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Oh damn.

 

In terms of a legend passing, and in terms of the DL skipping him over.

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Yes, definitely a deathlisty name and this was not unexpected seeing his last photos.

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Ah, sad.... yes, not unexpected. I also picked him here and there.

The death order of Alien is now broken...

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4 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Ah, sad.... yes, not unexpected. I also picked him here and there.

The death order of Alien is now broken...

Next should be Yaphet Kotto. He has been not so well for a long time.

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Damn, I thought he was in my DDP team, but turns out he was on the subs bench along with Jill Gascoine.  :facepalm:

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I remember watching Ian Holm in the 1978 mini series Holocaust where he played Heinrich Himmler and he was brilliant in that 

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Sad to see him go. Will watch Alien later!

 

Ash to ashes.

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4 minutes ago, Garn2 said:

 

I think that takes me to 98 hits overall as well.

 

96, I think? But getting close to the century.

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A great loss, after a long and respected career. The first time I saw him was in the best (imo) version of Les Miserables, where he played the innkeeper Thenardier. It was a 3 1/2 hour TV movie from 1978. His IMDb page shows he was in many more films than we usually think of. RIP, Sir!
 

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I knew something was up when he didn't appear in LOTR reunion few weeks ago. :(

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4 hours ago, ladyfiona said:

I knew something was up when he didn't appear in LOTR reunion few weeks ago. :(

 

Same. I knew his health was failing and just had a feeling that day.

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