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Jim Broadbent Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Jim Broadbent Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth May 24, 1949
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Eye Color Blue

Jim Broadbent is an English actor, stage artist, voice actor, writer, and producer who is best known for playing John Bayley in the 2001 biographical drama film Iris, a role that won him an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” and a Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture”. He is also known for having been cast in other movies such as Moulin Rouge!Bridget Jones’s DiaryTopsy-TurvyThe Iron Lady, Longford, The Gathering StormGangs of New YorkIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullThe Young VictoriaThe Damned UnitedHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2Cloud AtlasGet SantaBridget Jones’s BabyThe Legend of TarzanThe Duke, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Born Name

James Broadbent

Nick Name


Jim Broadbent in 2012
Jim Broadbent in 2012 (Scottish Documentary Institute / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Holton cum Beckering, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


Lincolnshire Wolds, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom





Jim Broadbent studied at Leighton Park School, a Quaker school in Reading. He then attended art college for some time before transferring to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, graduating in 1972.


Actor, Stage Artist, Voice Actor, Writer, Producer


  • Father – Roy Laverick Broadbent (Artist, Sculptor, Interior Designer, Furniture Maker)
  • Mother – Doreen “Dee” Broadbent (née Findlay) (Sculptor) (Died in 1995)
  • Siblings – Jim has an older brother. He also had a twin sister who died at birth.
  • Others – Horace Broadbent (Paternal Grandfather), Frances Josephine Snowball (Paternal Grandmother)


Jim Broadbent has been signed with Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $5 Million.



Jim Broadbent as seen at the screening of 'Another Year' at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Jim Broadbent as seen at the screening of ‘Another Year’ at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (Mark Kari / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jim Broadbent has dated –

  1. Anastasia Lewis (1987-Present) – In the year 1987, he married painter and former theatre designer Anastasia Lewis. The couple has no child together but Jim is the stepfather of Lewis’ 2 sons from a previous relationship.

Race / Ethnicity


Jim Broadbent is of English descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Receding hairline

Brand Endorsements

Jim Broadbent has been cast in a TV commercial for Sky television.



Jim Broadbent at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Jim Broadbent at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (Gordon Correll / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Jim Broadbent Facts

  1. He is the son of amateur actors who co-founded the Holton Players acting troupe at Holton. BBC has described his parents as conscientious objectors who “worked the land” rather than participate in World War II.
  2. Alongside Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, and Richard Roxburgh, Jim Broadbent co-starred as Harold Zidler (the proprietor of the Moulin Rouge) in the 2001 jukebox musical romantic drama film Moulin Rouge!. This role won Jim the BAFTA Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role”.
  3. He was offered the role of Derek Edward “Del Boy” Trotter in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses but he declined the offer. The part finally went to actor David Jason.
  4. In 2002, Jim Broadbent declined the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama.
  5. From 2015 to 2018, he provided vocals to the character of Trumpets in the children’s television series Teletubbies.
  6. He co-starred as Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky in the historical drama television show War & Peace in 2016.
  7. Jim Broadbent brought to life the character of Archmaester Ebrose in the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones in 2017.
  8. He has been cast in several theatre productions including Every Good Boy Deserves FavourThe PillowmanA Very Very Very Dark MatterThe Recruiting OfficerA Flea in Her EarA Christmas CarolHabeas Corpus, Our Country’s Good, and Theatre of Blood.

Featured Image by Scottish Documentary Institute / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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