Shortly after his death director Peter Jackson laid an emotional tribute to the actor on his Facebook page.
Jackson wrote: “I’m feeling very sad at the passing of Sir Ian Holm. Ian was such a delightful, generous man. Quiet, but cheeky, with a lovely twinkle in his eye.
“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.”
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is available on Amazon Prime Video.