Broadbent, Jim 1949–
BROADBENT, Jim 1949–
Born May 24, 1949 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England; son of Roy (a furniture maker) and Dee (a sculptress) Broadbent; married Anastasia Lewis (an artist), 1987. Education: Graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 1972; also went to art school.
Addresses: Agent— ICM, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Career: Actor and screenwriter. Member of the National Theatre of Brent (a stage comedy duo) and the Royal Shakespeare Company; began stage career as assistant stage manager, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London, England.
Member: Screen Actors Guild.
Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, 1999, for Little Voice; Volpi Cup, best actor, Venice Film Festival, 1999, Film Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, ALFS Award, British actor of the year, London Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Circle Award nomination, best actor, British Independent Film Award nomination, best actor, 2000, Evening Standard British Film Award, best actor, 2001, all for Topsy Turvy; Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actor, 2001, for Moulin Rouge! and Iris; Academy Award, best actor in a supporting role, Film Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, National Board of Review Award, best supporting actor, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role—drama, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture (with others) and outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role, 2002, all for Iris; Film Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role—comedy or musical, 2002, both for Moulin Rouge!; National Board of Review Award (with others), best ensemble performance, 2002, for Nicholas Nickleby; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie, 2002, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or a motion picture made for television, 2003, all for The Gathering Storm; Clermont–Ferrand International Film Festival Award, for A Sense of History.
Voice of speaker, Le fond de l'air est rouge (also known as The Base of the Air Is Red and Grin without a Cat ), 1977.
Fielder in cowpat, The Shout, Rank, 1978.
Woodcutter, The Life Story of Baal, 1978.
(Uncredited) German soldier, The Passage, Hemdale, 1979.
Commentator, Four Questions about Art, 1979.
Kenny Lange, Compere, Time Bandits, Handmade Films, 1980.
Film crew member, The Dogs of War, United Artists, 1980.
Station porter, Breaking Glass, Paramount, 1980.
Uliisses, FiFiGe, 1982.
Dead on Time, 1982.
Barrister, The Hit, Zenith Productions/Recorded Pictures Company, 1984.
Gutling, The Insurance Man, 1985.
Dr. Jaffe, Brazil, Universal, 1985.
Roger Miles, The Good Father, Skouras, 1987.
Jean–Pierre Dubois, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros., 1987.
Donald, Vroom, 1988.
Ernest the Viking (a rapist), Erik the Viking (also known as Erick viking ), Orion, 1989.
Andy, Life Is Sweet, October Films, 1990.
Frederick Arbuthnot, Enchanted April, Miramax, 1991.
Col, The Crying Game (also known as The Soldier's Wife ), Miramax, 1992.
Voice of ugly brother, Prince Cinders, 1993.
Warner Purcell, Bullets over Broadway, Miramax, 1994.
Con Clancy, Kilshannon dentist, Widows' Peak, Fine Line, 1994.
Mr. Worrall, Princess Caraboo, TriStar, 1994.
Duke of Buckingham, Richard III, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1995.
Doc Ansell, Rough Magic (also known as Miss Shumway jette un sort ), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1995.
Chief Inspector Heat, The Secret Agent (also known as Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent ), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1996.
Dr. Lagermann, Smilla's Sense of Snow (also known as Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Fraeulein Smillas Gespuer fuer Schnee, Froeken Smillas kaensla foer snoe, and Froken Smillas fornemmelse for sne ), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997.
Pod Clock, The Borrowers, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.
Mr. Boo, Little Voice (also known as The Rise and Fall of Little Voice ), Miramax, 1998.
Mother, The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1998.
Sir William Schwenck "Willie" Gilbert, Topsy–Turvy, October Films, 1999.
The (Shy) 11th doctor, Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (also known as Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death ), 1999.
Colin Jones, Bridget's dad, Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Le journal de Bridget Jones ), Miramax, 2001.
Harold Zidler, Moulin Rouge!, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.
John Bayley, Iris, Miramax, 2001.
Voice of the Wizard, The King's Beard (animated), 2002.
William "Boss" Tweed, Gangs of New York, Miramax, 2002.
Wackford Squeers, Nicholas Nickleby, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.
Drunk major, Bright Young Things, Icon, 2003.
Lord Kelvin, Around the World in 80 Days, Summit Entertainment, 2003.
Voice of Rabbit, Tooth, 2004.
Vanity Fair, Focus Features, 2004.
Affiliated with Topsy Turvy.
Television Appearances; Series:
Monty, Gone to Seed, 1992.
Peter Duffley, The Peter Principle (also known as The Boss ), BBC, 1997.
Also appeared as voice of Percy, Percy the Park Keeper (animated).
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
D.S. Stanley Richard, fraud squad officer, Bird of Prey, BBC, 1982.
(Conrad segment) The Modern World: Ten Great Writers (documentary), London Weekend Television and Channel 4, 1988.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Steven Parrish, Work!, 1990.
Deric Longden, Wide–Eyed and Legless (also known as The Wedding Gift ), BBC, 1994.
Gone to the Dogs, ITV, 1995.
Charlie Bennett, Absolute Conviction, PBS, 1995.
Desmond Morton, The Gathering Storm, HBO, 2002.
Desmond Morton, The Lonely War, 2002.
Harry Aitken, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, HBO, 2003.
Alfred Salteena, The Young Visitors, BBC, 2003.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Orderly, Walter and June, Channel 4, 1982.
Geoff Figg, teacher, Birth of a Nation: Tales out of School (also known as Birth of a Nation ), Central Television, 1983.
Jem Rooney, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (also known as Silas Marner ), Arts and Entertainment, 1985, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987.
Maitre Jacques, The Miser, PBS, 1988.
The twenty–third Earl of Leete, A Sense of History (short film; also known as Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright ), Channel 4, 1992.
Himself/"Zidler," The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of "Moulin Rouge, " HBO, 2001.
Himself, Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002.
Himself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2002.
Himself, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002.
Iris Murdoch: Strange Love, Biography Channel, 2002.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
"Long Distance Information," Play for Today, 1979.
Mr. Horsfall, "Intensive Care," Play for Today, 1982.
Second attendant, "Our Winnie," Alan Bennett Season, 1982.
Don Speckingleesh, an interpreter, "The Queen of Spain's Beard," The Black Adder, BBC, 1983.
DCI Roy "The Slag" Slater, "May the Force Be with You," Only Fools and Heroes, 1983.
Dalcroix, "Edith," Happy Families, BBC, 1985.
Dalcroix, "Cassie," Happy Families, BBC, 1985.
Dalcroix, "Madeleine," Happy Families, BBC, 1985.
Jim Postlewaite, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, BBC2, 1985.
Butch, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, BBC2, 1985.
Vaughn, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, BBC2, 1985.
Lovejoy, "The Facts of Life," Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Tales of the Unexpected ), Anglia Television, 1988.
Prince Albert, "A Blackadder's Christmas Carol," The Black Adder, 1988.
Alan Hammond, "Staying In," Victoria Wood, BBC2, 1989.
DCI Roy "The Slag" Slater, "To Hull and Back," Only Fools and Heroes, 1991.
Selwyn Proops, "Determined Woman," Murder Most Horrid, BBC–2, 1991.
DCI Roy "The Slag" Slater, "The Class of '62," Only Fools and Heroes, 1991.
Gone to Seed, 1992.
Charlie Bennett, "Absolute Conviction," Inspector Morse, 1992.
George, "Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," The Comic Strip Presents, BBC–2, 1993.
Colonel Alfred D. Wintle, "The Last Englishman," Heroes and Villains, BBC, 1995.
The doctor, "Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death," Doctor Who, BBC, 1999.
Also appeared in Not the Nine O'Clock News, BBC–2.
A Doll's House, c. 1954.
A Flea in Her Ear, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1989.
Appeared in productions with the National Theatre of Brent and the Royal Shakespeare Company, including The Government Inspector, Habeas Corpus, Kafka's Dick, Every Good Boy Deserves a Favour, Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest, Our Friends in the North, Bed before Yesterday, The Recruiting Officer, and A Winter's Tale.
Appeared as voice of Vroomfondel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, BBC.
Appeared on The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
A Sense of History (short film; also known as Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright ), Channel 4, 1992.
Entertainment Weekly, February 22, 2002, p. 62.
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