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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 Broadbent and sculptress Dee Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a place at an art school. His heart was in acting, though, and he would later transfer to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Following his 1972 graduation, he began his professional career on the stage, performing with the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and as part of the National Theatre of Brent, a two-man troupe which he co-founded. In addition to his theatrical work, Broadbent did steady work on television, working for such directors as Mike Newell and Stephen Frears. Broadbent made his film debut in 1978 with a small part in Jerzy Skolimowski's The Shout (1978). He went on to work with Frears again in The Hit (1984) and with Terry Gilliam in Time Bandits (1981) and Brazil (1985), but it was through his collaboration with Mike Leigh that Broadbent first became known to an international film audience. In 1990 he starred in Leigh's Life Is Sweet (1990), a domestic comedy that cast him as a good-natured cook who dreams of running his own business. Broadbent gained further visibility the following year with substantial roles in Neil Jordan's The Crying Game (1992) and Mike Newell's Enchanted April (1992), and he could subsequently be seen in such diverse fare as Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Widows' Peak (1994), Richard Loncraine's highly acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III (1995) and Little Voice (1998), the last of which cast him as a seedy nightclub owner. Appearing primarily as a character actor in these films, Broadbent took center stage for Leigh's Topsy-Turvy (1999), imbuing the mercurial W.S. Gilbert with emotional complexity and comic poignancy. Jim's breakthrough year was 2001, as he starred in three critically and commercially successful films. Many would consider him the definitive supporting actor of that year. First he starred as Bridget's dad (Colin Jones) in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), which propelled Renée Zellweger to an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Next came the multiple Oscar-nominated film (including Best Picture) Moulin Rouge! (2001), for which he won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA award for his scene-stealing performance as Harold Zidler. Lastly, came the small biopic Iris (2001/I), for which he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as devoted husband John Bayley to Judi Dench's Iris Murdoch, the British novelist who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. The film hit home with Jim, since his own mother had passed away from Alzheimer's in 1995.

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May 24, 1949 Dans Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Crédits Movie / TV :
Apparu en premier:
Dans le series Percy the Park Keeper
Dernier projet:
Film The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle 2019-04-10
Connu pour
Poster of Cloud Atlas
Poster of Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort - 2ème partie
Poster of Harry Potter et le prince de sang-mêlé
Poster of Indiana Jones et le royaume du crâne de cristal
Film The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle 2019-04-10
Film Magik Garret 2019
Film Dirty Tricks Richard Nixon 2019
Series Percy the Park Keeper 2018
Film King of Thieves 2018-09-14
Film A l'heure des Souvenirs Tony Webster 2017-03-10
Film Paddington 2 Samuel Gruber 2017-11-09
Series Guerre et Paix Prince Bolkonsky 2016-01-03
Film War and Peace Prince Bolkonsky 2016-01-03
Film Eddie the Eagle BBC Commentator 2016-02-26
Film Brooklyn Father Flood 2016-03-09
Film Tarzan Prime Minister 2016-06-29
Film Bridget Jones Baby Mr. Colin Jones 2016-09-14
Film The Go-Between Old Leo 2015-09-20
Film The Weather Inside Britischer Botschafter 2015-09-29
Film The Lady in the Van Underwood 2015-11-13
Series London Spy Scottie 2015-11-09
Film London Spy Scottie 2015-11-09
Film Postman Pat: The Movie CEO (voice) 2014-05-23
Film Noël en cavale Santa Claus 2014-12-05
Film Big Game Herbert 2014-09-05
Film The One and Only Mike Leigh Himself 2014-11-24
Film Paddington Samuel Gruber 2014-11-28
Film Indiana Jones - La collezione completa - Contenuti Speciali 2013-04-06
Film The Harry Hill Movie Cleaner 2013-12-20
Film Closed Circuit Attorney General 2013-08-28
Film The Phone Call Stan (voice) 2013-10-01
Film Ordure ! Dr. Rossi 2013-09-23
Film The Great Train Robbery DI Frank Williams 2013-12-18
Film Un week-end à Paris Nick Burrows 2013-10-04
Film Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice Himself 2012-03-11
Film Cloud Atlas Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish / Korean Musician / Prescient 2 2012-10-26
Film Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort - 2ème partie Horace Slughorn 2011-07-07
Film La Dame de fer Denis Thatcher 2011-12-30
Series Exile 2011-05-01
Film Mission : Noël - Les Aventures de la Famille Noël Santa (voice) 2011-02-22
Series Any Human Heart Logan Mountstuart 2010-11-21
Film Any Human Heart Logan Mountstuart (Older) 2010-06-30
Film Another Year Tom 2010-11-05
Film Animaux & Cie Winston 2010-10-07
Film Victoria - Les jeunes années d'une reine King William IV 2009-03-04
Film The Damned United Sam Longson 2009-03-27
Film Harry Potter et le prince de sang-mêlé Horace Slughorn 2009-07-07
Film Perrier's Bounty Jim McCrea 2009-09-11
Film Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters Himself 2009-12-08
Film Sacrés Rongeurs G.P. (voice) 2008-02-07
Film Indiana Jones et le royaume du crâne de cristal Dean Charles Stanforth 2008-05-21
Film Perdu ? Retrouvé ! Narrator (voice) 2008-12-24
Film Cœur d'encre Fenoglio 2008-12-11
Film Einstein et Eddington Sir Oliver Lodge 2008-11-29
Film When Did You Last See Your Father? Arthur Morrison 2007-10-05
Film Hot Fuzz Inspector Frank Butterman 2007-02-14
Film Free Jimmy Stomowskij (voice) 2006-04-21
Film Longford Lord Longford 2006-10-26
Film Art School Confidential Jimmy 2006-11-10
Series The Street Unknown 2006-04-13
Film Pollux : Le Manège enchanté Brian 2005-01-19
Film Robots Madame Gasket (voice) 2005-03-10
Film Le monde de Narnia, chapitre 1 - Le lion, la sorcière blanche et l'armoire magique Professor Kirke 2005-12-07
Film Vaillant, pigeon de combat ! Sergeant (voice) 2005-03-25
Film Spider-Plant Man Batman 2005-03-11
Film Tooth The Rabbit (voice) 2004-02-13
Film Le Clan des rois Eddie (voice) 2004-06-21
Film Bridget Jones - L'âge de raison Bridget's Dad 2004-11-10
Film Vanity Fair - La foire aux vanités Mr. Osborne 2004-09-01
Film Le Tour du monde en 80 jours Lord Kelvin 2004-08-11
Film Vera Drake Judge 2004-10-22
Film Bright Young Things The Drunken Major 2003-05-16
Film The Young Visiters Alfred Salteena 2003-12-26
Film Pancho Villa dans son propre rôle Harry Aitken 2003-09-07
Film Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Wackford Squeers 2002-12-27
Film Gangs of New York William "Boss" Tweed 2002-12-14
Film The Gathering Storm Desmond Morton 2002-04-22
Film The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001-05-01
Film Moulin Rouge ! Harold Zidler 2001-03-09
Film Le Journal de Bridget Jones Bridget's Dad 2001-04-13
Film Iris John Bayley 2001-12-14
Film Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death The Doctor 1999-03-26
Film Topsy-Turvy W. S. Gilbert 1999-09-03
Film Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir Mother 1998-08-13
Film Little Voice Mr. Boo 1998-11-05
Series The Peter Principle 1997-06-02
Film Le Monde des Borrowers Pod Clock 1997-12-11
Film Smilla Dr. Lagermann 1997-02-28
Film L'agent secret Chief Inspector Heat 1996-11-08
Film Miss Shumway jette un sort Doc Ansell 1995-09-07
Film Richard III The Duke of Buckingham 1995-12-29
Film Parfum de scandale Con Clancy 1994-05-13
Film Coups de feu sur Broadway Warner Purcell 1994-10-14
Film Princess Caraboo Mr. Worrall 1994-09-16
Film Wide Eyed and Legless Deric Longden 1993-09-05
Film The Crying Game Col 1992-09-02
Film A Sense of History 23rd Earl of Leete 1992-01-01
Series Murder Most Horrid Unknown 1991-11-14
Film Enchanted April Frederick Arbuthnot 1991-11-06
Film Nona 1991-10-19
Film Life Is Sweet Andy 1990-11-15
Series Victoria Wood 1989-11-16
Film Erik le viking Ernest the Viking (a Rapist) 1989-09-22
Series The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos 1989-11-16
Film Blackadder's Christmas Carol Prince Albert 1988-01-01
Film Vroom Donald 1988-11-11
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Film Superman IV Jean Pierre Dubois 1987-07-23
Film The Insurance Man Gutling 1986-02-22
Film Silas Marner Jem Rodney 1985-12-30
Film The Good Father Roger Miles 1985-11-01
Film Brazil Dr. Jaffe 1985-02-20
Film The Hit Barrister 1984-09-12
Series Dramarama Unknown 1983-09-12
Film Walter and June Orderly 1983-04-30
Film Birth of a Nation Geoff Figg 1983-06-19
Series La Vipère noire 1983-06-15
Series Bird of Prey 1982-04-22
Film Our Winnie Second Attendant 1982-11-12
Film Mike Leigh: Making Plays (Archive Material) 1982-09-04
Film Intensive Care Mr Horsfall 1982-11-09
Film Walter Joseph - Orderly 1982-11-02
Film Bandits, bandits Compere 1981-07-13
Film Breaking Glass Station Porter 1980-10-01
Series Bizarre, bizarre Unknown 1979-03-24
Film Le cri du sorcier Fielder in cowpat 1978-01-01
Series The Channel Four Show Unknown 1977-05-20
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18