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Happy 80th Birthday Sir Ian Holm!

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Sep 12 2011, 1:21pm

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Sir Ian Holm, aka Bilbo Baggins, is turning 80 today! We'd like to wish Sir Ian an absolutely marvelous day and hope there are many more to come. Sir Ian was born in Goodmayes, a north eastern portion of London back in 1931. He will be reprising his role as the 'older' Bilbo Baggins for Peter Jackson's upcoming two-film adaptation of The Hobbit! (Martin Freeman is playing the younger Bilbo) [More about Ian] (And happy birthday to our staffer Garfeimao as well!)

Morok Cloudkeeper

Sep 12 2011, 8:41pm

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Wow! I would never say that Sir Ian Holm is a that age.To me he doesn't look that old.Perhaps because I didn't see him for quite some time.IMO he played the perfect Bilbo.Me and I'm sure all of the nice Torn members wish you the happiest birthday! "And he lived happily ever after, to the end of his days."And I'm sure you will my dear friend." Heart

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Sep 12 2011, 9:40pm

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*wild applause* Happy Birthday Sir Ian!! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't WAIT to have you join us for one more lap around Middle-earth!

I hope you've had a wonderful Birthday and all your days are filled with good health, peace, and lots of laughs!

*warm hug* Thank you for your magical creations of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins!


I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Sep 12 2011, 10:13pm

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It is an honor to share a birthday with the incomparable Sir Ian Holm.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,

The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle-earth

Tol Eressea

Sep 12 2011, 11:33pm

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actor...Happy Birthday Sir Ian.....

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"

Oleander Took

Sep 13 2011, 1:11am

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and Happy belated Birthday, to his on screen younger version, Martin Freeman (Sept 8)

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something."

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Sep 13 2011, 1:36am

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Wow...many happy returns of the day, Sir Ian! // [In reply to] Can't Post



"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Sep 13 2011, 2:09am

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Happy birthday Sir Ian Holm!

He was a fantastic Bilbo in the films, and a great Frodo in the BBC Radio play, a true Lord of the Rings legend.

"If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world."
— J.R.R. Tolkien


Sep 13 2011, 2:17am

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So glad you were Bilbo Baggins!


'Help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.'


"Yet in that hour was put to the proof that which Mithrandir had spoken, and help came from the hands of the weak when the Wise faltered."


Sep 13 2011, 2:25am

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I do wonder though, why there was no mention of both Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage's 40th birthdays. Frown


Sep 13 2011, 3:49am

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Many happy returns of the day. Thank you for all your work, many of which are my favorite films.

The Fifth Element
Day After Tomorrow
Chariots of Fire
The Madness of King George
Last of the Blonde Bombshells
The Borrowers and Return of the Borrowers
Game, Set and Match (awesome)

You are terriffic and brilliant!

Permanent address: Into the West


Sep 13 2011, 5:28am

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HAHAHA perfecttt

Jonathan the Elf

Sep 13 2011, 6:44am

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Jonathan the Elf (fan)

“How shall a man judge what to do in such times? Yea ask. As he ever has judged, good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another thing among . It is a man’s part to discern them, as much as in the Golden woods an in his own house” said Aragorn


Sep 13 2011, 9:25am

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Happy Birthday!! sir Ian [In reply to] Can't Post

and Happy Birthday Garfeimao Smile

There is always hope


Sep 13 2011, 10:05am

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Birthday wishes to you Sir Ian... [In reply to] Can't Post

I am sure you are quite ready for another adventureSly

Gollum the Great

Sep 13 2011, 2:38pm

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Happy Birthday, Sir Ian! You will always be Bilbo to me! Smile

Oh and Happy Birthday, Garfeimao! Smile

Lord Sméagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day; fresh from the sea. Most Precious Gollum!

(This post was edited by Gollum the Great on Sep 13 2011, 2:39pm)

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Sep 13 2011, 3:20pm

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Many Happy Returns to Sir Ian and Garfeimao! [In reply to] Can't Post

I also enjoyed Sir Ian as Frodo in the radio version in a marathon broadcast a few *ahem* decades ago... Wink

Happy birthday to Garfeimao, and I'll see you in Middle Earth in 10 weeks! Cool


Sep 14 2011, 9:15am

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When he does Pass into the WEST? [In reply to] Can't Post

The Whole WIDEMiddleEarthWorld will stop on a dime?

His 5 children and many wives know what....
we can only guess at.

He is such a small thing,
but his BODY of WORK
we ALL get to...
have & keep...
deep, within our Hearts...
to End of OUR Days...

I'll always try hard to keep HIM
......... safe...

Goldberry lovezzz him, so do I


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