Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ian Holm Dies

So, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Sir Ian Holm, at the age of eighty-eight; full of years, as they used to say. I know him mainly through his work on Tolkien, which I have a high regard for. I was pleased to see that the NEW YORK TIMES obituary gave equal attention in their headline to his performances as King Lear and as Bilbo Baggins. His well-regarded performance as Frodo in the 1981 BBC twenty-six part radio adaptation also gets a respectful nod.

Here's the link:

--John R.


Clive Shergold said...

Holmes > Holm

John D. Rateliff said...

Thanks to C. S. and Denis I have now correct Sir Ian's name from 'Holmes' to HOLM