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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York William 'Boss' Tweed
(2002)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Harold Zidler
(2001)
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish / Korean Musician / Prescient 2
(2012)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Horace Slughorn
(2009)

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  Black 47 (post-production)
Lord Kilmichael
  Magik (announced)
Garret (voice)
 2017 Meari to majo no hana
Doctor Dee (English version, voice)
 2017 Birds Like Us
Horozovich
 2017 The Sense of an Ending
Tony Webster
 2016 Ethel & Ernest
Ernest Briggs (voice)
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Prime Minister
 2016 Eddie the Eagle
BBC Commentator
 2015 The Lady in the Van
Underwood
 2014 Astérix: Le domaine des dieux
Julius Caesar (English version, voice)
 2014 Big Game
Herbert
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
CEO (voice)
 2013/I Filth
Dr. Rossi
 2013 Le Week-End
Nick
 2013 Closed Circuit
Attorney General
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Santa (voice)
 2010 Konferenz der Tiere
Winston (English version, voice)
 2010 Another Year
Tom
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Jim
 2009 The Damned United
Sam Longson
 2008 Tales of the Riverbank
G.P. (voice)
 2006 Slipp Jimmy fri
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
 2002 The King's Beard
The Wizard (voice)
 2001/I Iris
John Bayley
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Dr. Lagermann
 1995 Rough Magic
Doc Ansell
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Mr. Worrall
 1994 Widows' Peak
Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
 1988 Vroom
Donald
 1985 The Good Father
Roger Miles
 1985 Brazil
Dr. Jaffe
 1984 The Hit
Barrister
 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
 1971 The Go-Between
Spectator at Cricket Match (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Jeremy Dimmick, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, and Thelma Whiteley in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. Andre Previn conducted the London Symphony Orchestra. See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

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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