Jim Broadbent - Details


One of England's most versatile actors, Broadbent has many film, theatre and television credits to his name. He will next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" opposite Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Most recently, he was seen as WS Gilbert in Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy" for which he won a Best Actor award at the 1999 Venice Film Festival.

Other notable film credits include Mark Herman's "Little Voice", Peter Hewitt's "The Borrowers", Bille August's "Smilla's Sense of Snow"; Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway", Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game", Mike Newell's "Enchanted April", Mike Leigh's "Life Is Sweet", and Terry Gilliam's "Brazil".

His television credits include appearances in "Murder Most Horrid", "Inspector Morse IV", "Only Fools and Horses", and "Blackadder".

Broadbent was trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His theatre credits are many and include Sam Mendes' "Habeas Corpus" at the Donmar Warehouse, as well as numerous comic productions with the National Theatre of Brent.