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Ian Holm Born: 09/12/1931
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB

Born Ian Holm Cuthbert on Sept. 12, 1931 in Goodmayes, Essex, England, he was the son of Scottish parents James Harvey Cuthbert and Jean Wilson. Holm's parents worked together at West Ham Corporation Mental Hospital, where his mother was a nurse and his father wore many hats, including as a psychiatrist, the hospital's superintendant and an early innovator in the controversial technique of shock therapy treatment. Raised in London, Holm was educated at the nearby Chigwell School in Essex. Drawn to acting and the theater after attending a production of "Les Misérables," he joined a local drama society in his teens, and later won admission to the revered Royal Academy of Dramatic Ar...

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