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.


Highest Rated Movies



34% 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
88% 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
65% The Dogs of War Film Crew 1980
82% 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


No Score Yet Teletubbies
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 1997
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
  • 2017
89% Game of Thrones
Archmaester Ebrose
  • 2017
86% London Spy
  • 2016
86% War & Peace
Prince Bolkonsky
  • 2016
50% Any Human Heart
Logan Mountstuart (Older)
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Logan Mountstuart (Older)
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mystery!
  • 1995
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
No Score Yet Teletubbies
57% The Black Adder