Jim Broadbent

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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.

Most Popular Jim Broadbent Trailers

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Trailer (2008)

21 May 2008

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold.

The Legend of Tarzan Trailer (2016)

29 June 2016

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Trailer (2005)

07 December 2005

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis.

Inkheart Trailer (2008)

11 December 2008

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

Paddington 2 Trailer (2017)

10 November 2017

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Trailer (2011)

07 July 2011

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer (2009)

07 July 2009

As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

The Avengers Trailer (1998)

13 August 1998

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine.

Bullets Over Broadway Trailer (1994)

14 October 1994

Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti.

Big Game Trailer (2014)

05 September 2014

Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness.

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer (2016)

14 September 2016

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer.

Bridget Jones's Diary Trailer (2001)

13 April 2001

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

Brooklyn Trailer (2015)

04 November 2015

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Gangs of New York Trailer (2002)

14 December 2002

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier.

Life Is Sweet Trailer (1990)

15 November 1990

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon.

Paddington Trailer (2014)

27 November 2014

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear.

Moulin Rouge! Trailer (2001)

09 March 2001

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Trailer (2004)

10 November 2004

Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.

Hot Fuzz Trailer (2007)

14 February 2007

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated.

Cloud Atlas Trailer (2012)

26 October 2012

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future.

Eddie the Eagle Trailer (2016)

26 February 2016

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out.

Robots Trailer (2005)

11 March 2005

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries.

Brazil Trailer (1985)

20 February 1985

Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English.

The Lady in the Van Trailer (2015)

13 November 2015

The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

The Iron Lady Trailer (2011)

30 December 2011

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Filth Trailer (2013)

23 September 2013

A bigoted junkie cop with Borderline Personality Disorder manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

Arthur Christmas Trailer (2011)

22 February 2011

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night.

The Young Victoria Trailer (2009)

04 March 2009

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power.

Time Bandits Trailer (1981)

13 July 1981

A boy escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves, and meets Napoleon, Robin Hood, King Agamemnon and other famous figures.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Trailer (1987)

23 July 1987

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

The Damned United Trailer (2009)

27 March 2009

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction.

Around the World in 80 Days Trailer (2004)

16 June 2004

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

Closed Circuit Trailer (2013)

28 August 2013

A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team.

The Sense of an Ending Trailer (2017)

10 March 2017

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him re-think his current situation in life.

Animals United Trailer (2010)

07 October 2010

A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort.

Perrier’s Bounty Trailer (2009)

11 September 2009

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Art School Confidential Trailer (2006)

10 November 2006

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school.

Nicholas Nickleby Trailer (2002)

27 December 2002

The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family.

The Crying Game Trailer (1992)

02 September 1992

Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar).

Enchanted April Trailer (1991)

06 November 1991

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.

The Gathering Storm Trailer (2002)

22 April 2002

A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.

Vera Drake Trailer (2004)

22 October 2004

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Valiant Trailer (2005)

25 March 2005

The animated comedy tells the story of a lowly wood pigeon named Valiant, who overcomes his small size to become a hero in Great Britain's Royal Air Force Homing Pigeon Service during World War II.

Le Week-End Trailer (2013)

04 October 2013

Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage.

The Borrowers Trailer (1997)

05 December 1997

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food.

Pride Trailer (2004)

21 June 2004

The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.

Another Year Trailer (2010)

05 November 2010

Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.

Postman Pat: The Movie Trailer (2014)

23 May 2014

Like always, Postman Pat is happily going about his duty delivering letters and parcels around the fictional town of Greendale.

Topsy-Turvy Trailer (1999)

03 September 1999

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking.

Vanity Fair Trailer (2004)

01 September 2004

Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl.

War and Peace Trailer (2016)

03 January 2016

Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.

Smilla's Sense of Snow Trailer (1997)

13 February 1997

Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building.

The Magic Roundabout Trailer (2005)

19 January 2005

A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin).

Free Jimmy Trailer (2006)

21 April 2006

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Erik the Viking Trailer (1989)

22 September 1989

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again.

Richard III Trailer (1995)

29 December 1995

Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.

Ethel & Ernest Trailer (2016)

28 October 2016

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Rough Magic Trailer (1995)

07 September 1995

A sleazy politician sends an agent (Russell Crowe) after his ex-fiancee (Bridget Fonda), who fled to Mexico with incriminating film of him.

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Trailer (2003)

07 September 2003

In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition.

Little Voice Trailer (1998)

05 November 1998

After the death of her father, Little Voice or LV becomes a virtual recluse, never going out and hardly ever saying a word.