Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

  • Highest Rated: 100% New Town Utopia (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% The Avengers (1998)
  • Birthday: May 24, 1949
  • Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
  • One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent has been giving reliably excellent performances on the stage and screen for years. Particularly known for his numerous collaborations with director Mike Leigh, Broadbent was shown to superlative effect in Leigh's Topsy-Turvy, winning the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for his portrayal of British lyricist and playwright W.S. Gilbert.Born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1949, Broadbent trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Following his 1972 graduation, he began his professional career on the stage, performing with the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and as part of the National Theatre of Brent, a two-man troupe he co-founded that performed reduced histories. In addition to his theatrical work, Broadbent did steady work on television, acting for such directors as Mike Newell and Stephen Frears. Broadbent made his film debut in 1978 with a small part in Jerzy Skolimowski's The Shout. He went on to work with such directors as Stephen Frears (The Hit, 1984) and Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits [1981], Brazil [1985]), but it was through his collaboration with Leigh that Broadbent first became known to an international film audience. In 1991, he starred in Leigh's Life Is Sweet, a domestic comedy that cast him as a good-natured cook who dreams of running his own business. Broadbent gained further visibility the following year with substantial roles in Neil Jordan's The Crying Game and Newell's Enchanted April, and he could subsequently be seen in such diverse fare as Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Widows' Peak (1994), Richard Loncraine's highly acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III (1996), and Little Voice (1998), the last of which cast him as a seedy nightclub owner. Appearing primarily as a character actor in these films, Broadbent took center stage for Leigh's Topsy-Turvy (1999), imbuing the mercurial W.S. Gilbert with emotional complexity and comic poignancy. Roles in Bridget Jones's Diary, Moulin Rogue, and Iris made 2001 quite a marquee year for Broadbent; the actor earned both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his affecting turn in Iris.He remained one of the most respected actors of his generation and continued to work steadily for directors all over the world. In 2002 he was cast in Martin Scorsese's epic historical drama Gangs of New York. In 2003 he took a cameo part in Bright Young Things. In 2004 he returned for the Bridget Jones sequel, and took a bit part in Mike Leigh's Vera Drake. He worked in a number o animated films including Doogal, Valiant, and Robots. In 2007 he had the title role in Longford, a historical drama about the infamous Moor Murders, and the next year he was part of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.As the 2010's continued, Broadbent would remain a vital, respected, and beloved force on screen, appearing most memorably in projects like The Young Victoria and The Iron Lady.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dolittle Actor 2020
35% King of Thieves Actor 2019
78% Black '47 Actor 2018
100% New Town Utopia The voice of Lewis Silkin 2018
100% Paddington 2 Mr. Gruber 2018
89% King Lear Earl of Gloucester 2018
76% The Sense Of An Ending Tony Webster $1.3M 2017
78% Bridget Jones's Baby Bridget's Dad $24.1M 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan Prime Minister $126.6M 2016
97% Ethel & Ernest Ernest Briggs 2016
89% The Lady In The Van Underwood 2015
97% Brooklyn Father Flood $30.5M 2015
78% Big Game Herbert $17.9K 2015
97% Paddington Mr. Gruber $85.9M 2015
No Score Yet The Go-Between Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Phone Call Actor 2015
43% Postman Pat: The Movie CEO $1.7M 2014
65% Filth Dr. Rossi $23.6K 2014
89% Le Week-End Nick Burrows 2014
77% Get Santa Santa Claus $1.8M 2014
43% Closed Circuit Attorney General $9.7M 2013
No Score Yet Lost And Found Actor 2013
33% The Harry Hill Movie Cleaner 2013
66% Cloud Atlas Captain Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musici $22.2M 2012
No Score Yet Her Master's Voice Actor 2012
51% The Iron Lady Denis Thatcher $30M 2012
92% Arthur Christmas Santa $46.5M 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Professor Horace Slughorn $381.1M 2011
No Score Yet Animals (Animaux Et Cie) Actor 2011
92% Another Year Tom $3.3M 2010
56% Perrier's Bounty Jim McCrea 2010
No Score Yet Perdu? Retrouve! Narrator 2010
25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) Winston $0.6M 2010
77% The Young Victoria King William $11M 2009
92% The Damned United Sam Longson $0.4M 2009
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Horace Slughorn $302M 2009
38% Inkheart Fenoglio $17.3M 2009
No Score Yet Lost and Found Actor 2008
No Score Yet Lost and Found: Sweet Lie Actor 2008
No Score Yet Einstein and Eddington Sir Oliver Lodge 2008
No Score Yet Tales of the Riverbank G.P. 2008
72% When Did You Last See Your Father? Arthur Morrison Director $0.8M 2008
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Dean Charles Stanforth $317M 2008
91% Hot Fuzz Insp. Frank Butterman $23.7M 2007
100% Longford Lord Longford 2007
36% Art School Confidential Jimmy $3.2M 2006
10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) Stromowskij (English language version) 2006
8% Doogal Brian (UK) $7.4M 2006
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Professor Kirke $291.7M 2005
32% Valiant Sergeant $19.4M 2005
No Score Yet Spider-Plant Man Actor 2005
64% Robots Madame Gasket $128.2M 2005
60% The Magic Roundabout (Doogal) Actor 2005
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Dad $40.3M 2004
92% Vera Drake Judge $3.7M 2004
51% Vanity Fair Mr. Osborne $16.1M 2004
65% Bright Young Things Drunk Major $0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Pride James 2004
32% Around the World in 80 Days Lord Kelvin 2004
No Score Yet Tooth Rabbit 2004
No Score Yet And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Harry Aitken 2003
No Score Yet The Young Visiters Alfred Salteena 2003
78% Nicholas Nickleby Wackford Squeers $1.4M 2002
73% Gangs of New York William "Boss" Tweed $77.7M 2002
No Score Yet The King's Beard The Wizard 2002
83% The Gathering Storm Desmond Morton 2002
79% Iris John Bayley $5.4M 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! Harold Zidler $55.1M 2001
81% Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget's Dad 2001
89% Topsy-Turvy William Schwenk Gilbert 1999
No Score Yet Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death Actor 1999
79% Little Voice Mr. Boo 1998
5% The Avengers Mother 1998
73% The Borrowers Pod Clock 1998
14% Rough Magic Doc Ansell 1997
52% Smilla's Sense of Snow Lagermann 1997
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' Chief Insp. Heat 1996
94% Richard III Buckingham 1995
No Score Yet The Last Englishman Actor 1995
97% Bullets Over Broadway Warner Purcell 1994
63% Princess Caraboo Mr. Worrall 1994
40% The Wedding Gift Deric Longden 1994
94% Widows' Peak Mr. Clancy 1994
No Score Yet Prince Cinders Actor 1994
No Score Yet Wide-eyed And Legless Actor 1993
94% The Crying Game Col 1992
84% Enchanted April Frederick Arbuthnot 1992
92% Life Is Sweet Andy 1991
No Score Yet Van Gogh Actor 1990
47% Erik the Viking Ernest the Viking, a Rapist 1989
No Score Yet Blackadder's Christmas Carol Actor 1988
No Score Yet Vroom Donald 1988
11% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Jean Pierre Dubois 1987
No Score Yet The Good Father Roger Miles 1986
No Score Yet The Insurance Man Gutling 1986
No Score Yet Running Out of Luck Actor 1986
No Score Yet Silas Marner Actor 1985
98% Brazil Dr. Jaffe 1985
85% The Hit Barrister 1984
No Score Yet Loving Walter Actor 1982
89% Time Bandits Compere 1981
67% The Dogs of War Film Crew 1980
83% The Shout Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Passage German Soldier 1979
92% Le Fond de l'air est rouge (A Grin Without a Cat) (The Base of the Air Is Red) Actor 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Teletubbies
2015-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 1997
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
89% Game of Thrones
2011
Archmaester Ebrose
  • 2017
86% London Spy
2015
Scottie
  • 2016
87% War & Peace
2016
Prince Bolkonsky
  • 2016
50% Any Human Heart
2010
Logan Mountstuart (Older)
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Logan Mountstuart (Older)
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Bennett
  • 1995
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Lovejoy
No Score Yet Teletubbies
1997-2001
Voice
57% The Black Adder
1983
Interpreter

QUOTES FROM Jim Broadbent CHARACTERS

Susan Pevensie
It's our sister, sir. She's upset.
Professor Kirke
Hence the weeping.
Peter Pevensie
It's nothing. We can handle it.
Professor Kirke
Oh, I can see that.
Father Flood
Home sickness is like most sicknesses. It will pass.
Father Flood
Home sickness is like most sicknesses. Eventually it moves on to someone else.
Madame Gasket
Grow some bolts!
Timothy Cavendish
It's people. Soylent Green is people.
Horace Slughorn
All mine each and everyone, ex-students of course
Horace Slughorn
All mine each and everyone, ex-students of course.
Horace Slughorn
Your mother was one of my favorites
Horace Slughorn
Your mother was one of my favorites.
Horace Slughorn
Your way like your father you know, but your eyes are your mothers
Horace Slughorn
Your way like your father you know, but your eyes are your mothers.
Horace Slughorn
The moguls who own this place are up at the canaries.
Professor Horace Slughorn
The Muggles who own this place are up at the canaries.
Horace Slughorn
Merlin's Beard, no need to disfigure me
Horace Slughorn
Merlin's Beard, no need to disfigure me.
Inspector Frank Butterman
And he had one thing you haven't got.
Nicholas Angel
What's that, sir?
Inspector Frank Butterman
A great, big, bushy beard!
Tom
It's the young person's prerogative to be noisy.
Tom
It's just that the older you get the more relevant it seems. (He puts his book and spectacles away.) To state the bleedin’ obvious.
Tom
It's just that the older you get the more relevant it seems. To state the bleedin? Obvious.
Girl in Bar
We'll be a part of History, soon.
Girl in Bar
We'll be a part of history soon.
Tom
Exactly.
Mary
He didn't. But he wasn't a bad person. He loved me.
Tom
Sounds to me like he was a duplicitous shit.
Timothy Cavendish
Soylent Green are people!
William "Boss" Tweed
[as an anti-draft riot takes place] Sweet Jesus, war does terrible things to people.
William "Boss" Tweed
Remember the first rule of politics. The ballots don't make the results, the counters make the results. The counters. Keep counting.
William "Boss" Tweed
[after someone speaks to him in Irish Gaelic] They don't speak English in New York any more?
William "Boss" Tweed
You killed an elected official?
William Cutting a.k.a. Bill the Butcher
Who elected him?
William "Boss" Tweed
You don't know what you've done to yourself.
William Cutting a.k.a. Bill the Butcher
[taps his glass eye with a knife] I know your works. You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth. You can build your filthy world without me. I took the father. Now I'll take the son. You tell young Vallon I'm gonna paint Paradise Square with his blood. Two coats. I'll festoon my bedchamber with his guts. As for you, Mr. Tammany-fucking-Hall, you come down to the Points again, and you'll be dispatched by my own hand. Get back to your celebration and let me eat in peace.
William "Boss" Tweed
The appearance of law must be upheld, especially when it's being broken.
Arthur Morrison
Moment of truth. Let there be light. All right. What's next then?
Arthur Morrison
We all have to die sooner or later. When our time's up, our time's up.
Timothy Cavendish
Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is.
Bridget's Dad
Dad: Ciggy? Bridget Jones: No, no, thanks. I've given up again. Dad: Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.
Bridget's Dad
Ciggy?
Bridget Jones
No, no, thanks. I've given up again.
Bridget's Dad
Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.
Timothy Cavendish
While my extensive experience as an editor has led me to a disdain for flashbacks and flash forwards and all such tricksy gimmicks I believe that if you, dear Reader, can extend your patience for just a moment, you will find that there is a Method to this tale of Madness.
Timothy Cavendish
That's it, the music from my dream.
Robert Frobisher
I call it the Cloud Atlas Sextet. There are whole movements imagining us meeting again and again in different lives, different ages.
Captain Molyneux
When life gives you lemons, you make applejuice
Captain Molyneux
When life gives you lemons, you make apple juice.
Dr. Jaffe
Just me and my little knife! Snip snip - slice slice... can you believe it?
Horace Slughorn
The student who gave me Francis... A spring afternoon I discovered a bowl on my desk, just a few inches of clear water in it. Floating on the surface was a flower petal... as I watched, it sank... just before it reached the bottom, it was transformed, into a wee fish. It was beautiful magic, wondrous to behold. The flower petal had come from a lily... your mother. The day I came downstairs, the day the bowl was empty, was the day your mother... I know why you're here. But I can't help you. It will ruin me.
Harry Potter
Do you know why I survived, Professor, the night I got this? Because of her. Because she sacrificed herself. Because she refused to step aside. Because her love was more powerful than Voldemort.
Horace Slughorn
Don't say his name.
Harry Potter
I'm not afraid of the name, Professor. I'm going to tell you something, something others have only guessed at. It's true. I am the Chosen One. Only I can destroy him. But in order to do so, I need to know what Tom Riddle asked you that night in your office all those years ago. And I need to know what you told him. Be brave, Professor, be brave like my mother. Otherwise, you disgrace her. Otherwise, she died for nothing. Otherwise, the bowl will remain empty forever.
Horace Slughorn
Please... don't think badly of me when you see it. You've no idea how he was like, even then...
Hermione Granger
My parents are Dentists...They tend to peoples teeth.
Horace Slughorn
Fascinating, and is that considered a dangerous profession?
Hermione Granger
No. Although, one boy, Robbie Fenwick, did bite my father once. He needed 10 stitches.
Horace Slughorn
For Merlin's beard Albus.
Horace Slughorn
(saying Aragog's eulogy) Farewell, Aragog, king of arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you won't forget! Though your body will decay, your spirit lingers on in the web-spun places of your forest home. May your many-eyed descendants ever flourish And your human friends find solace for the loss they have sustained.
Horace Slughorn
[saying Aragog's eulogy] Farewell, Aragog, king of arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you won't forget! Though your body will decay, your spirit lingers on in the web-spun places of your forest home. May your many-eyed descendants ever flourish And your human friends find solace for the loss they have sustained.
Professor Horace Slughorn
(actually Filius Flitwick but there is no choice) You do realize of course, that we can't keep out You-Know-Who indefinitely?
Professor Horace Slughorn
[actually Filius Flitwick but there is no choice] You do realize of course, that we can't keep out You-Know-Who indefinitely?
Professor Minerva McGonagall
That doesn't mean we can't delay him. And his name is Voldemort, Filius, so you might as well use it. He's going to try and kill you either way.
Denis Thatcher
Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No.
Margaret Thatcher
Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No.
Denis Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher: "I don't intend to die washing a teacup." Recall that the end of the film she washes a teacup and walks away...
Margaret Thatcher
I don't intend to die washing a teacup. [recall that the end of the film she washes a teacup and walks away]
Denis Thatcher
You can rewind your past as much as you like but you can't change it.
Professor Oxley
...seems we´ve reached an age when life stops giving you things and started taking them away
Professor Oxley
...seems we've reached an age when life stops giving you things and started taking them away.
Dean Charles Stanforth
...seems we've reached an age when life stops giving you things and started taking them away.
Denis Thatcher
"Gentlemen, if we don’t cut spending we will be bankrupt. Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No. We are not wrong. We did not seek election and win in order to manage the decline of a great nation."
Denis Thatcher
Gentlemen, if we don't cut spending we will be bankrupt. Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No. We are not wrong. We did not seek election and win in order to manage the decline of a great nation.
Santa
"Is that bird doo on your shoulder, Steven?"
Santa
Is that bird doo on your shoulder, Steven?
Mrs. Santa
"Sing 'silent night' backwards."
Mrs. Santa
Sing 'silent night' backwards.
Santa
"Who would know that?"
Santa
Who would know that?
Arthur
(Sings silent night backwards)
Arthur
[sings silent night backwards]
Santa
"Here's to me. To an even better job next year!"
Santa
Here's to me. To an even better job next year!
Arthur
"Your already perfect dad."
Arthur
Your already perfect dad.
Grandsanta
"Ha! That turkey did more than him."
Grandsanta
Ha! That turkey did more than him.
Santa
"And I can't wait for year 71!"
Santa
And I can't wait for year 71!
Santa
"How about you be the candle Steve. All those bright ideas."
Santa
How about you be the candle Steve. All those bright ideas.
Steve
"Fine I'm the candle. Arthur you can be the turkey. You of course dad are Santa." (Eye twitches) "And Grandsanta you can be this charming relic."
Steve
Fine I'm the candle. Arthur you can be the turkey. You of course dad are Santa. [eye twitches] And Grandsanta you can be this charming relic.
Grandsanta
"Relic? Relic! I did a whole Christmas in one of these! And I bet you I can do it again."
Grandsanta
Relic? Relic! I did a whole Christmas in one of these! And I bet you I can do it again.
Steve
"In a pile of sticks."
Steve
In a pile of sticks.
Grandsanta
"Let me at him! Let me at him!"
Grandsanta
Let me at him! Let me at him!
Santa
"Well I'm actually Santa so I think I should be Santa."
Santa
Well I'm actually Santa so I think I should be Santa.
Steve
"Yes well your the non-executive figure-head."
Steve
Yes well your the non-executive figure-head.
Grandsanta
"He's a fattie with a beard who fits the suit."
Grandsanta
He's a fattie with a beard who fits the suit.
Mrs. Santa
"Maybe you should retire."
Mrs. Santa
Maybe you should retire.
Santa
"Sitting with Grandsanta all day. Watching Steve on tv. Who would I be?"
Santa
Sitting with Grandsanta all day. Watching Steve on TV. Who would I be?
Mrs. Santa
"You'd be my Malcom, dear."
Mrs. Santa
You'd be my Malcom, dear.
Santa
"This is about that pool table isn't it. I told you, you should have written to me!"
Santa
This is about that pool table isn't it. I told you, you should have written to me!
Steve
"I was 8! Your my dad!"
Steve
I was 8! Your my dad!
Santa
"I'm not just a fattie with a suit, am I?"
Santa
I'm not just a fattie with a suit, am I?
Toulouse-Lautrec
The story is about...it's about...about
Christian
It's about love!
Duke of Worcester
Love?
Christian
Love. Overcoming all obstacles.
Toulouse-Lautrec
And it's set in Switzerland!
Duke of Worcester
Switzerland?
Zidler
It's not in Switzerland!
Christian
INDIA! It's set in India! And there's this courtesan. The most beautiful courtesan in all the world. But her kingdom's been invaded by an evil mah rajah. And in order to save her kingdom, she must seduce the evil mah rajah. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless.... a penniless sitar player for the evil mah rajah. And she falls in love with him! He wasn't trying to trick her or anything. It's just that he was dressed as a mah rajah because he's appearing in a play.
Christian
INDIA! It's set in India! And there's this courtesan. The most beautiful courtesan in all the world. But her kingdom's been invaded by an evil mah rajah. And in order to save her kingdom, she must seduce the evil mah rajah. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless... a penniless sitar player for the evil mah rajah. And she falls in love with him! He wasn't trying to trick her or anything. It's just that he was dressed as a mah rajah because he's appearing in a play.
Nicholas Angel
Your a doctor, deal with it.
Inspector Frank Butterman
Yeah, Motherf*****
Inspector Frank Butterman
Yeah, Motherf*****.
Zidler
A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be: Spectacular Spectacular.
Zidler
A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be, spectacular. Spectacular.
Zidler
The show must go on, Satine. We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love.
William "Boss" Tweed
The appearance of law must be upheld, especially when it's being broken.
Horace Slughorn
But i suppose thats the way life goes on.You have something now and then it suddenly goes...Poof!
Horace Slughorn
But i suppose thats the way life goes on.You have something now and then it suddenly goes... poof!
Rubeus Hagrid
Poof!
Harry Potter
Poof...