Peter Jackson Shares Emotional Tribute to the Late Ian Holm

There is little doubt that the world is still mourning over the death of Ian Holm. There has been an outpouring of condolences from celebrities and fans alike. Now Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has posted an emotional tribute to the late Bilbo Baggins actor.

Jackson shared the lengthy post on his official Facebook account where he revealed how he enjoyed working with Holm right from the start.

"Back in early 2000, before we started shooting our Bilbo scenes for The Fellowship of the Ring, I was nervous about working with such an esteemed actor, but he immediately put me at ease. Standing in Bag End on the first day, before cameras started rolling, he took me to one side and said that he would be trying different things in every take, but I shouldn't be alarmed. If, after five or six takes, he hadn't given me what I needed, then, by all means, I should give him specific direction," Jackson wrote.

"And that's exactly what we did," the post continues. "But incredibly his varied line reads and performances were all quite wonderful. He rarely needed direction. He gave us an amazing range of choices to select from in the cutting room."

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Credit: New Line Cinema

The post goes into the little details of Jackson's working relationship with Holm but concludes with Bilbo's iconic line from Return of the King: "I think I'm quite ready for another adventure." Jackson then writes, "Farewell, dear Bilbo. Safe travels, darling Ian."

Holm passed away on June 19, 2020, at the age of 88.

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