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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 »

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


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 2017 Paddington 2 (filming)
Mr Gruber
 2017 The Sense of an Ending (post-production)
Tony Webster
 2016 Magik (post-production)
Garret (voice)
 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
 2014 Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods
Julius Caesar (English language version, voice)
 2014 Big Game
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
CEO (voice)
 2013/I Filth
Dr. Rossi
 2013 Le Week-End
 2013 Closed Circuit
Attorney General
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Santa (voice)
 2010 Animals United
Winston (English version, voice)
 2010 Another Year
 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
 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
 1985 The Good Father
Roger Miles
 1985 Brazil
Dr. Jaffe
 1984 The Hit
 1982 Uliisses
 1981 Time Bandits
 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
 1978 The Shout
Fielder in cowpat
 1971 The Go-Between
Spectator at Cricket Match (uncredited)
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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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I love French films, and European films. They're not any bigger, but there's just a sort of definition, and a confidence, and strength to them. I'd always, given the option, go and see a French drama. Obviously, we probably get the better ones. But they're just sophisticated on many levels, and grown up, and quite profound - and we don't make films like that. See more »


Nominated for a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Winnie-the-Pooh. See more »

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