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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:53 pm 
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I just saw that Sir Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. :cry: :cry:

Variety Magazine has posted an obituary, and a synopsis of his brilliant career: https://variety.com/2020/film/global/ia ... FzDFYLUVI4

They describe his as 'an actor's actor', and 'chameleon-like'.

I certainly agree with that. The last thing I saw him in was 'Last of the Blonde Bombshells', and I had NO IDEA who was playing the part of the lovable rogue, Patrick, until the credits were rolling!

Apparently he was struggling with Parkinson's disease towards the end of his life, something few people knew.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm 
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Ah no. He'll always be my Frodo.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:28 pm 
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I've seen that comment a couple of times now... When did he play Frodo? Was it a radio drama or something?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:57 pm 
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Yes, the BBC Radio production. Still the definitive version for me.

Its available on Soundcloud if you search for Inkmore, but I won't link here as I'm pretty sure its copyright infringement

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Found it on Youtube. Or at least part of it - haven't checked how much is available, but listening to the beginning now.

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I was surprised to learn he did one of the voices for Ratatouille, one of my favourite movie-length cartoons! He voiced Skinner, the cook who was jealous and suspicious of Remy's new talent.

The moment that moved me the most deeply at the end of Return of the King was when Bilbo boards the ship that is going to take them away from Middle Earth forever. His eyes light up and he announces, "I'm always ready for one more adventure!"

That was the indomitable spirit, RIGHT THERE that started this whole marvelous tale rolling! It was just such a fitting final line!

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Sunsilver wrote:
I was surprised to learn he did one of the voices for Ratatouille, one of my favourite movie-length cartoons! He voiced Skinner, the cook who was jealous and suspicious of Remy's new talent.


Ooh I didn't realize that. I think one of my first memories of his acting was The Fifth Element as Cornelius. He was magnificent in that movie. :love:

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I find it remarkable in retrospect that he was in his early 70s during the LotR films, his performance was so active and energetic.


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I forgot that he was in Fifth Element.

It's a sad loss.

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RIP Sir Ian. Agreed, he will always be my Frodo.

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Lets not forget he was also Ash in Alien. Wonderful character actor.

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And Fluellen in Branagh's Henry V.


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