Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent

Gender

Male

Known Credits

45

Jim Broadbent

Date of Birth: May 24, 1949

Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK

 

 

Biography

One of Englands 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.

Known For

Filmography

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

as Tony Webster

2017

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

as Prime Minister

2016

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

as BBC Commentator

2016

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

as Underwood

2016

War and Peace (2016)

War and Peace (2016)

as Prince Bolkonsky

2016

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

as Father Flood

2015

Paddington

Paddington

as Mr. Gruber

2015

Get Santa

Get Santa

as Santa Claus

2014

Postman Pat: The Movie

Postman Pat: The Movie

as CEO (voice)

2014

Le Week-End

Le Week-End

as Nick Burrows

2014

Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit

as Attorney General

2013

Perrier's Bounty

Perrier's Bounty

as Jim McCrea

2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

as Professor Horace Slughorn

2009

Inkheart

Inkheart

as Fenoglio

2008

Einstein and Eddington

Einstein and Eddington

as Sir Oliver Lodge

2008

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

as Inspector Frank Butterman

2007

Valiant

Valiant

as Sergeant (voice)

2005

Vera Drake

Vera Drake

as Judge

2004

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

as Mr. Osborne

2004

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

as The Drunken Major

2003

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

as William Tweed

2002

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

as Harold Zidler

2001

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

as Bridget's Dad

2001

London Spy

London Spy

as Scottie

2000

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

as Mr Gruber

1997

Richard III

Richard III

as The Duke of Buckingham

1995

Widows' Peak

Widows' Peak

as Con Clancy

1994

Enchanted April

Enchanted April

as Frederick Arbuthnot

1992

Life is Sweet

Life is Sweet

as Andy

1991

Erik the Viking

Erik the Viking

as Ernest the Viking (a Rapist)

1989

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

as Jean Pierre Dubois

1987

Brazil

Brazil

as Dr. Jaffe

1985

The Hit

The Hit

as Barrister

1985

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

as Compere

1981