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Jim Broadbent, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Broadbent in BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY.

Jim Broadbent: Best Supporting Actor 2001: MovieActors.com

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IRIS (Drama – R)

Jim Broadbent won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of highly respected British writer, John Bayley as he lovingly takes care of his beloved wife, Iris as she falls victim to Alzheimer's disease.

Based on John Bayley's two books: Iris, Iris & The Friends.



About Jim Broadbent (1949 – )

Jim Broadbent was born on May 24th, 1949 in Lincolnshire, England. His father, Roy Broadbent was a furniture maker and his mother, Dee was a sculptress. In 1972, he graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. This talented actor performed in productions of Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as finding steady gigs in British television. Jim Broadbent started his film career in 1978, in "The Shout." The film that got him international attention was Mike Leigh's comedy, "Life is Sweet." This supporting character actor's film career started to roll with such films as "The Crying Game" and "Bullets Over Broadway."

In 2001, Broadbent was in three well-reviewed films: "Bridget Jones's Diary","Moulin Rouge" and "Iris."

Jim Broadbent's other notable movie credits include...

THE PASSAGE (1979)
THE DOGS OF WAR (1980)
BREAKING GLASS (1980)
TIME BANDITS (1981)
DEAD ON TIME (1983)
THE HIT (1984)
BRAZIL (1985)
SUPERMAN 4: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (1987)
THE GOOD FATHER (1985)
ENCHANTED APRIL (1992)
PRINCESS CARIBOO (1994)
WIDOW'S PEAK (1994)
RICHARD 3 (1995)
TEN GREAT WRITERS OF THE MODERN WORLD (TV MINI SERIES) THE SECRET AGENT (1988)
THE BORROWERS (1997)
THE AVENGERS (1998)
LITTLE VOICE (1998)
TOPSY-TURVY (1999)
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001)
MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)
IRIS (2001)
THE GATHERING STORM (2002)
GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002)
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (2002)
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS (2003)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (2004)
VANITY FAIR (2004)
VERA DRAKE (2004)
BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON (2004)
SPRUNG: THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT (2005)
ROBOTS: (2005)
VALIANT (2005)
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WORDROBE (2005)
ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (2006)
FREE JIMMY (2006)
HOT FUZZ (2007)
AND WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE FATHER (2007)
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)
ANOTHER YEAR (2010)

Jim Broadbent's television credits include...

"Only Fools and Horses" (1981) TV Series
"The "Modern World: Ten Great Writers" (1988) Mini-TV Series
"Gone to Seed" (1992) TV Series
"The Peter Principle" (1997) TV Series

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Jim Broadbent in BRAZIL (1985)

 

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