Ian Holm passes away: Veteran film and stage actor discovered new depths of compassion in the most unlikely characters
A character actor who eventually played leading roles, Ian Holm had a kind of magical malleability, with a range that went from the sweet-tempered to the psychotic.
Ian Holm won a BAFTA was nominated for an Oscar for portraying pioneering athletics coach Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire.
Remember the contract between Bilbo Baggins and the band of dwarves for their journey to the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Well, now lawyer and co-author of The Law and Superheroes, James Daily has analysed it for us humans.
Movie buffs, you wouldn’t want to miss this chance. Ace director Peter Jackson is currently live-blogging the final day of shooting of The Hobbit
A survey indicated that 8.5 percent of visitors cited "The Hobbit" as one reason for coming and that 13 percent took part in some kind of hobbit-themed tourism like visiting a film set.
Tolkien and Peter Jackson didn't realise it but Bilbo Baggins is a son after every Bengali mother’s heart – fastidious, averse to risk, somewhat anxious about his masculinity, with a handkerchief in his pocket.
It took more than a decade, two directors and a lawsuit before The Hobbit made it to the big screen. Hollywood executives are crossing their fingers that the culmination of that journey will help smash movie box office records this year.
Peter Jackson did the impossible in making the Lord of The Rings trilogy even more epic, and it looks like he is all set to do it again with The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey.
The final installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been officially named The Hobbit: There and Back Again and will be released in July 2014.