After ‘Lord of the Rings,’ What Was Sir Ian Holm’s Net Worth?

Sir Ian Holm is most known for playing the beloved Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie series. But the late actor also had a rich acting resume full of award-winning film and stage performances. Here’s a look at Holm’s brilliant career, accolades, and net worth. 

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Ian Holm | Etienne Chognard/Sygma /Getty Images

Ian Holm’s career goes back over 50 years

Born in Essex to Scottish parents, Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert pursued his passion for the arts at a young age. By 18, he had landed a spot in the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he studied briefly before being called to serve for the British Army. 

In 1960, at the age of 29, Holm joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, and performed there for five years until he landed his first TV role in the BBC series, The War of the Roses, in which he portrayed Richard III. He then went on to appear in a number of films, including Mary Queen of Scots and Moonlight on the Highway.

For his performance as Sam Mussabini in the 1987 hit film, Chariots of Fire, Holm earned a BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, a Cannes Film Festival award, and an Academy Award nomination. Throughout the ‘80s and 90s, the actor was featured in other popular movies, including Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and The Fifth Element, in which he played the priest, Vito Cornelius.

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Actors Ian Holm and Diana Quick in a scene from the television drama ‘Private Affairs’ in 1974 | Don Smith/Radio Times/Getty Images

But along with taking on high-profile TV and film roles, Holm continued to pursue his passion for theater. In 1967, for his performance in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming, Holm picked up a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in Play.  

In 1989, Holm received the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire. And in 1998, he was honored Knight Bachelor for his services to drama.

His more recent roles

In 2001, Holm joined the Lord of the Rings film series as Bilbo Baggins, Frodo’s (Elijah Wood) adventurous uncle who first discovered the powerful ring. He played the role in four films — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

But this wasn’t the first time Holm played a Baggins. In 1981 he voiced Frodo’s character in the BBC Radio adaptation of Lord of the Rings.  

In 2007, the actor took on the role of Chef Skinner in the beloved Disney animated movie, Ratatouille. For his performance, Holm won an Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production.

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What is Ian Holm’s net worth?

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Sir Ian Holm | Cambridge Jones/Getty Images

After battling Parkinson’s disease and colon cancer, Holm died at the age of 88.  The news was announced by his agent, Alex Irwin, who revealed that the actor died peacefully in a hospital with his family by his side. 

“His portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogies ensured the magic of his craft could be shared by all generations,” Irwin wrote in a statement. “He was a genius of stage and screen, winning multiple awards, and loved by directors, audiences, and his colleagues alike. His sparkling wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Charming, kind, and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”

According to Celebrity Net Worth, at the time of his death, Holm’s net worth was $10 million.