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“Ian Holm taught me a great lesson when he was doing Bilbo. Every single take that we did, whether it was a close-up or a mid-shot, or a long-distance - He would give a different reading, a different performance, in intensity, and subtleties… I saw in front of me all sorts of different aspects of Bilbo. Thrilling to work with because in the moment you responded to whatever you received. Ian said he thought it was his job to provide everything that he possibly could discover about the character, and present it in the performance, and then the director can cut it together in the way that he wants. So the performance is created by the director. The actor is the material." - Sir Ian McKellen.