Jim Broadbent

  • Birth Name: James Broadbent
  • Birth Place: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
  • Profession: Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Made his stage debut at age 4 in A Doll's House at a theater founded by his father.
  • Was stage manager at Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre.
  • Formed a comedy duo with Peter Barlow called the National Theatre of Brent.
  • Worked several times with director Mike Leigh, including plays Ecstasy (1979) and Goose-pimples (1981), films Life is Sweet (1990) and Topsy Turvy (1999) and TV movie A Sense of History (1992).
  • Had a breakthrough year in 2001, playing three very different characters in Bridget Jones's Diary, Moulin Rouge and Iris. He won an Academy Award for Iris and all three of his leading ladies (Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench, respectively) were nominated for Academy Awards as well.
  • Provided the voice of character Major Mouse for a 2011 E.ON ad campaign.

Awards

  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
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  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1999, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dee Broadbent — Mother
  • Anastasia Lewis — Wife
  • Roy Broadbent — Father
  • Tom Lewis — Stepson
  • Paul Lewis — Stepson

College

  • The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England (1972)

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