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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)
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish / Korean Musician / Prescient 2
(2012)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Harold Zidler
(2001)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Horace Slughorn
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 King Lear (TV Movie) (post-production)
Earl of Gloucester
  Black 47 (post-production)
Lord Kilmichael
  Magik (announced)
Garret (voice)
 2017 Paddington 2
Mr Gruber
 2017 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Archmaester Ebrose
- Eastwatch (2017) ... Archmaester Ebrose
- The Queen's Justice (2017) ... Archmaester Ebrose
- Stormborn (2017) ... Archmaester Ebrose
- Dragonstone (2017) ... Archmaester Ebrose
 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 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky
 2016 Eddie the Eagle
BBC Commentator
 2015 Teletubbies (TV Series) (voice)
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Scottie
- If This Is a Lie (2015) ... Scottie
- I Know (2015) ... Scottie
- Blue (2015) ... Scottie
- Strangers (2015) ... Scottie
- Lullaby (2015) ... Scottie
 2015 Joan of Arc (Documentary)
Interrogator 1
 2015 The Weather Inside
Britischer Botschafter
 2015 The Go-Between (TV Movie)
Old Leo
 2015 The Lady in the Van
Underwood
 2015 Brooklyn
Father Flood
 2014 Get Santa
Santa Claus
 2014 Astérix: Le domaine des dieux
Julius Caesar (English version, voice)
 2014 Paddington
Mr Gruber
 2014 Lives of the Infamous Comedy Blaps (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Donald Ponk
 2014 Big Game
Herbert
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
CEO (voice)
 2013 The Harry Hill Movie
Cleaner
 2013 The Great Train Robbery (TV Mini-Series)
Tommy Butler
- A Copper's Tale (2013) ... Tommy Butler
 2013 The Phone Call (Short)
Stan (voice)
 2013/I Filth
Dr. Rossi
 2013 Le Week-End
Nick
 2013 Closed Circuit
Attorney General
 2012 Cloud Atlas
Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish / ...
 2011 The Iron Lady
Denis Thatcher
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Santa (voice)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Professor Horace Slughorn
 2011 Exile (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Ronstadt
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Sam Ronstadt
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Sam Ronstadt
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Sam Ronstadt
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Series)
Logan Mountstuart (Older)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Older)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Older)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Older)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Logan Mountstuart (Older)
 2010 Konferenz der Tiere
Winston (English version, voice)
 2010 Another Year
Tom
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Jim
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Professor Horace Slughorn
 2009 The Damned United
Sam Longson
 2009 The Young Victoria
King William
 2008 Lost and Found (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Inkheart
Fenoglio
 2008 Einstein and Eddington (TV Movie)
Sir Oliver Lodge
 2008 Tales of the Riverbank
G.P. (voice)
 2007 Hot Fuzz: Hot Funk: The TV Version (Video short)
Inspector Frank Butterman (uncredited)
 2007 Hot Fuzz
Inspector Frank Butterman
 2006 Longford (TV Movie)
Lord Longford
 2006 The Street (TV Series)
Stan McDermott
- The Flasher (2006) ... Stan McDermott
- Stan (2006) ... Stan McDermott
- The Accident (2006) ... Stan McDermott
 2006 Slipp Jimmy fri
Stromowskij (English version, voice)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia (Video Game)
Professor Kirke (voice)
 2005 Valiant
Sergeant (voice)
 2005 Spider-Plant Man (TV Short)
Batman
 2005 Robots
Madame Gasket (voice)
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Brian (English version, voice)
 2004 Vera Drake
Judge
 2004 Vanity Fair
Mr. Osborne
 2004 Pride (TV Movie)
Eddie (voice)
 2004 Around the World in 80 Days
Lord Kelvin
 2004 Tooth
The Rabbit (voice)
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Alfred Salteena
 2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (TV Movie)
Harry Aitken
 2003 Bright Young Things
The Drunken Major
 2003 Anna Spud (Short)
Dad
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Mr. Wackford Squeers
 2002 Gangs of New York
William 'Boss' Tweed
 2002 The King's Beard
The Wizard (voice)
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Desmond Morton
 2001/I Iris
John Bayley
 2001 Moulin Rouge!
Harold Zidler
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget's Dad
 1995-2000 The Boss (TV Series)
Peter Duffley / Peter Duff
- Casablanca (2000) ... Peter Duffley
- Truly Bradley Deeply (2000) ... Peter Duffley
- There's Something About Geoffrey (2000) ... Peter Duffley
- Greyhound Day (2000) ... Peter Duffley
- Desperately Seeking Susan (2000) ... Peter Duffley
 1996-1999 Percy the Park Keeper (TV Series)
Percy the Park Keeper
- The Lost Acorns (1999) ... Percy the Park Keeper (voice)
- The Cross Rabbit (1999) ... Percy the Park Keeper (voice)
- Treasure Island (1999) ... Percy the Park Keeper (voice)
- A Very Useful Little Friend (1999) ... Percy the Park Keeper (voice)
- Owl Takes Charge (1999) ... Percy the Park Keeper (voice)
 1999 Big Day (Short)
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
William Schwenck Gilbert
 1997-1998 Brambly Hedge (TV Series)
Basil
- The Secret Staircase (1998) ... Basil (voice)
- Spring Story (1997) ... Basil (voice)
 1998 Little Voice
Mr. Boo
 1998 The Avengers
Mother
 1997 The Borrowers
Pod Clock
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Dr. Lagermann
 1996 The Secret Agent
Chief Inspector Heat
 1995 Rough Magic
Doc Ansell
 1995 Richard III
Buckingham
 1995 The Last Englishman (TV Movie)
Col. Alfred D. Wintle
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Mr. Worrall
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway
Warner Purcell
 1994 Widows' Peak
Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
 1993 Prince Cinders (Short)
Ugly Brother / Policeman (voice)
 1991-1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Deric Longden / Grocer
- Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) ... Deric Longden
- Happy Feet (1991) ... Grocer
 1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
George
 1992 Gone to Seed (TV Series)
Monty
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Monty
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Monty
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Monty
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Monty
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Monty
 1992 A Sense of History (TV Short)
Written & Performed by
 1992 The Crying Game
Col
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Charlie Bennett
- Absolute Conviction (1992) ... Charlie Bennett
 1991 Gone to the Dogs (TV Mini-Series)
Larry Patterson
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Larry Patterson
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Larry Patterson
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Larry Patterson
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Larry Patterson
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Larry Patterson
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Selwyn Proops
- A Determined Woman (1991) ... Selwyn Proops
 1991 Enchanted April
Frederick Arbuthnot
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Carmello
- Nona (1991) ... Carmello
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Steven Parrish
- Work! (1991) ... Steven Parrish
 1991 The Hangover (Short) (voice)
 1983-1991 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
Roy Slater
- The Class of '62 (1991) ... Roy Slater
- To Hull and Back (1985) ... Roy Slater
- May the Force Be with You (1983) ... Roy Slater
 1990 Life Is Sweet
Andy
 1990 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Postman Roulin
- Van Gogh (1990) ... Postman Roulin
 1989 Victoria Wood (TV Series)
Alan Hammond
- Staying In (1989) ... Alan Hammond
 1989 Erik the Viking
Ernest the Viking - a Rapist
 1989 Revolution!! (TV Movie)
Wallace
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Prince Albert
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series)
Uncle Keith
- Making Waves (1988) ... Uncle Keith
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Maitre Jacques
- The Miser (1988) ... Maitre Jacques
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mr. Lovejoy
- The Facts of Life (1988) ... Mr. Lovejoy
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Ossipon
- Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' (1988) ... Ossipon
 1988 Vroom
Donald
 1985-1987 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
The Doctor / Vaughan / Butch / ...
- Episode #2.7 (1987) ... The Doctor
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Vaughan
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Butch
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Jim Postlethwaite
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Jean Pierre Dubois
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Gutling
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... Gutling
 1985 Silas Marner (TV Movie)
Jem Rodney
 1985 The Good Father
Roger Miles
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Dalcroix
- Madeleine (1985) ... Dalcroix
- Cassie (1985) ... Dalcroix
- Edith (1985) ... Dalcroix
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Ted Goodwin
- Picture Friend (1985) ... Ted Goodwin
 1985 Brazil
Dr. Jaffe
 1984 The Man Who Shot Christmas (Short)
Nick / Father Christmas
 1984 The Hit
Barrister
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Robert MacBride
- Whisper Who Dares: Part 1 (1984) ... Robert MacBride
 1984 Messiah (TV Movie)
Wallace
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Don Speekingleesh, An Interpreter
- The Queen of Spain's Beard (1983) ... Don Speekingleesh, An Interpreter
 1983 Birth of a Nation (TV Movie)
Geoff Figg
 1983 Walter & June (TV Movie)
Orderly
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Priest
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series)
Second Attendant
- Our Winnie (1982) ... Second Attendant
 1979-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Horsfall / Mr. Champing / Mackaness
- Intensive Care (1982) ... Mr. Horsfall
- The Adventures of Frank: Seeds of Ice (1980) ... Mr. Champing
- Long Distance Information (1979) ... Mackaness
 1982 Walter (TV Movie)
Joseph - Orderly
 1982 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Actor in Play
- Mike Leigh Making Plays (1982) ... Actor in Play
 1982 Uliisses
 1982 Bird of Prey (TV Series)
Detective Inspector Stanley Richardson
- Input Classified (1982) ... Detective Inspector Stanley Richardson
 1981 Time Bandits
Compere
 1980 Phoelix
 1980 The Dogs of War
Film Crew
 1980 Breaking Glass
Station Porter
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Stewart
- Games Without Frontiers (1980) ... Stewart
 1979 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Union Negotiator
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Union Negotiator (uncredited)
 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)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (55 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (22 credits)

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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on declining an OBE in 2002] I didn't think I deserved it, really. And also my father died when I was 22 and he was quite an anarchic spirit, and he would have been proud of me to have turned it down. You know how it is, the usual line: 'Oh, I accepted it for my parents.' Whereas I turned it down for my parents. See more »

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Has portrayed Santa Claus in two different films; Arthur Christmas (2011) and Get Santa (2014). See more »

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Gemini

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