|Jim Broadbent Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1949|
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 Diary, Topsy-Turvy, The Iron Lady, Longford, The Gathering Storm, Gangs of New York, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Young Victoria, The Damned United, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Cloud Atlas, Get Santa, Bridget Jones’s Baby, The Legend of Tarzan, The Duke, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
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.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $5 Million.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jim Broadbent has dated –
- 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.
Salt and Pepper
Jim Broadbent has been cast in a TV commercial for Sky television.
Jim Broadbent Facts
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- In 2002, Jim Broadbent declined the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama.
- From 2015 to 2018, he provided vocals to the character of Trumpets in the children’s television series Teletubbies.
- He co-starred as Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky in the historical drama television show War & Peace in 2016.
- Jim Broadbent brought to life the character of Archmaester Ebrose in the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones in 2017.
- He has been cast in several theatre productions including Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Pillowman, A Very Very Very Dark Matter, The Recruiting Officer, A Flea in Her Ear, A Christmas Carol, Habeas Corpus, Our Country’s Good, and Theatre of Blood.
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