Acted in Attenborough's "Young Winston"
Briefly returned to the stage in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" still overcome with stage fright; last theatrical role for 14 years
Cast as Cameron Diaz's father in "A Life Less Ordinary"
Cast as Napoleon in "The Emperor's New Clothes"
Debut in a U.S. TV miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth" (NBC)
Earned plaudits for his work as a seedy lawyer in Atom Egoyan's film version of "The Sweet Hereafter"
Film acting debut, "The Bofors Gun"; earned a British Film Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor
First American-produced film, John Frankenheimer's "The Fixer"
First film with David Cronenberg, "Naked Lunch"
First film with director Richard Lester, "Juggernaut"
First film with director Terry Gilliam, "Time Bandits" as Napoleon
Overcome with debilitating stage fright during a London preview of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh," walked off and out of show; referred to incident as "my breakdown"
Perfected a "Noo Yawk" accent for his role as a cop in Sidney Lumet's "Night Falls on Manhattan"
Played Captain Fluellen in Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V"; Branagh in his autobiography said Holm was "very much of the anything you can do I can do less of school of acting"; statement regarded as a compliment by Holm
Portrayed Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in ABC miniseries "Inside the Third Reich"
Portrayed Polonius in Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet," starring Mel Gibson
Portrayed Reverend Charles L Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) in "Dreamchild"
Reteamed with Branagh for "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"; cast as the father of Victor Frankenstein (Branagh)
Reteamed with Cronenberg for "eXistenZ"; cast as an eccentric scientist
Reteamed with Tucci (who directed, co-wrote and co-starred as Mitchell) for "Joe Gould's Secret," based on the character immortalized by <i>New Yorker</i> writer Joe Mitchell
Starred as the French general in Thames Television production "Napoleon and Josephine"
Starred in London stage production of "King Lear," directed by Richard Eyre
American TV debut, "The Rebel" (CBS)
Cast as Andrew Largeman's (Zach Braff) father in "Garden State," Braff's writting and directorial debut
Voiced Skinner in the Pixar animated feature "Ratatouille"
Created the role of Lenny in RSC production of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming," directed by Peter Hall
Essayed Ash, the android member of the doomed crew in Ridley Scott's "Alien"
Cast in supporting role in Hudson's "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes," playing the Belgian explorer who discovered the half-savage Tarzan
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
Made professional stage debut as a spear carrier in Royal Shakespeare Company's (then Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon) "Othello"
Played the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy; all three films were shot simultaneously from 1999 to 2000 for release over a three year period: "The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001); "The Two Towers" (2002); "The Return of the King" (2003)
Played Nazi S.S. Chief Heinrich Himmler in acclaimed NBC miniseries "Holocaust"
Played Pod in "The Borrowers," two six-part BBC series based on the novels my Brit author Mary Norton; later aired on TNT as "The Borrowers" (1993) and "The Return of the Borrowers" (1996)
Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for portrayal of track coach Sam Mussabini in "Chariots of Fire," directed by Hugh Hudson
Toured Europe with Laurence Olivier in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," playing Mutius
Won praise for his performance as a venal bureaucrat in Gilliam's "Brazil"
Acted with Judi Dench, Olympia Dukakis, and Leslie Caron in HBO drama "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells"; played a drummer who had dressed in drag to play with an all-female orchestra; received Emmy nomination
Cast as Dr Willis, one of the physicians who helped cure the monarch in "The Madness of King George"
Cast in Andrew Niccol's "Lord of War" with Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke
First film with Hall, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (as Puck); also acted in Richard Attenborough's feature directing debut "Oh! What a Lovely War"
Headlined London stage revival of Pinter's "The Homecoming", portraying the patriarch; also briefly played NYC as part of a tribute to the author
Provided voice of Squeeler in TNT's adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," a mixture of animation and live-action
Reprised his role as Lenny in the film version of "The Homecoming," directed by Hall
Spent 14 seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in the classic Shakespearean repertory
Acted in Thames TV adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Body Snatcher"
Broadway debut, reprising Lenny in "The Homecoming" (again directed by Hall); earned Featured Actor in a Play Tony Award
Acted opposite Leonardo DiCaprio's Howard Hughes in "The Aviator," directed by Martin Scorsese
Delivered scene-stealing turn as a rival restaurateur in "Big Night"; co-written, co-directed, and co-starring Stanley Tucci
Had featured role in the Jack the Ripper drama "From Hell"
Played an eccentric analyst in "The Treatment"
Portrayed author J.M. Barrie in the British TV drama "The Lost Boys"
Portrayed the Fool to Charles Laughton's "King Lear"
Provided the voice of Pontius Pilate in the animated movie "The Miracle Maker"; aired on ABC in U.S.
Reprised his acclaimed turn as "King Lear" (again directed by Eyre) for TV; aired in U.S. on PBS; earned Emmy nomination but lost award to Stanley Tucci (for his performance as gossip columnist Walter Winchell)
Reteamed with Attenborough as actors in Dick Clement's "A Severed Head," adapted from the Iris Murdoch novel by Frederic Raphael
Reteamed with Lester for "Robin and Marian"
Returned to the stage after more than a decade in Pinter's "Moonlight"; the playwright had written the role of the embittered, dying patriarch expressly for him
Starred opposite Summer Phoenix in the Cannes-screened "Esther Kahn"
Starred with Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal in "The Day After Tomorrow"
Narrated British production "1066 The Battle for Middle Earth" (Channel 4)
Returned to Middle Earth as Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman played young Bilbo) in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson