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Jim Broadbent


One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a place at an art school. His heart was in acting, ... See full bio »
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 2014 Cooking Cats (filming)
Britischer Botschafter
 2016 Magik (post-production)
Garret (voice)
 2014 Get Santa (post-production)
Santa Claus
 2014 Big Game
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
CEO (voice)
 2013 The Phone Call (Short)
Stan
 2013/I Filth
Dr. Rossi
 2013 Le Week-End
Nick
 2013 Closed Circuit
Attorney General
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Santa (voice)
 2010 Animals United
Winston (English version, voice)
 2010 Another Year
Tom
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Jim McCrea
 2009 The Damned United
Sam Longson
 2008 Tales of the Riverbank
G.P. (voice)
 2006 Free Jimmy
Stromowskij (English version, voice)
 2005 Valiant
Sergeant (voice)
 2005 Robots
Madame Gasket (voice)
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Brian (English version, voice)
 2004 Vera Drake
Judge
 2004 Tooth
The Rabbit (voice)
 2003 Bright Young Things
The Drunken Major
 2003 Anna Spud (Short)
Dad
 2002 The King's Beard
The Wizard (voice)
 2001/I Iris
John Bayley
 1999 Big Day (Short)
 1998 Little Voice
Mr. Boo
 1998 The Avengers
Mother
 1997 Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Dr. Lagermann
 1995 Rough Magic
Doc Ansell
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Mr. Worrall
 1994 Widows' Peak
Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
 1993 Prince Cinders (Short)
Ugly Brother / Policeman (voice)
 1991 The Hangover (Short) (voice)
 1990 Life Is Sweet
Andy
 1988 Vroom
Donald
 1985 The Good Father
Roger Miles
 1985 Brazil
Dr. Jaffe
 1984 The Hit
Barrister
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Priest
 1982 Uliisses
 1981 Time Bandits
Compere
 1980 Phoelix
 1980 The Dogs of War
Film Crew
 1980 Breaking Glass
Station Porter
 1979 The Passage
German Soldier (uncredited)
 1978 The Life Story of Baal
Woodcutter
 1978 The Shout
Fielder in cowpat
 1970 The Go-Between
Spectator at Cricket Match (uncredited)
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He acted in Georges Feydeau's play, "A Flea in Her Ear," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Roger Lloyd-Pack, David Ross, Linda Marlowe, Rosalind Knight, and Steven Beard in the cast. Richard Jones was director. See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I always think you should be totally frivolous as much as you can, and then take the work seriously when it has to be taken seriously. As long as you can keep that balance going, it's good fun. If it's only frivolous it's not fun - it would drive me potty. On Iris, I'd never worked with Judi Dench before, but it was wonderful to realize that we worked in exactly the same way. Foolish for most of ... See more »

Trivia:

At The Orange British Academy Film Awards on Monday January 28th 2002, he was nominated for the best Performance by an Actor in a leading role Award for his role in the film Iris. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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