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Mix Up Star: JIM BROADBENT


Age: 72

Birthday: 24th May


Jim Broadbent is an English actor. He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his supporting role as John Bayley in the feature film Iris (2001), as well as winning a BAFTA TV Award and a Golden Globe for his leading role as Lord Longford in the television film Longford (2006). Broadbent received four BAFTA Film Award nominations and won for his performance in Moulin Rouge! (2001). He was also nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.



A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1972, Broadbent first came to prominence in the 1980s, chiefly appearing in television comedy including playing Roy Slater in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. He also appeared in the Terry Gilliam film Time Bandits (1981). His notable film roles since include The Borrowers (1997), The Gathering Storm (2002), Another Year (2010), The Iron Lady (2011), Arthur Christmas (2011), and Brooklyn (2015). He played Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter film series and Samuel Gruber in the Paddington film series.




ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1 WIN: 1

2002 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actor: IRIS


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 7 WIN: 2

2012 - Best Supporting Actor: THE IRON LADY

2011 - Best Leading TV Actor: ANY HUMAN HEART

2007 - WINNER: Best Leading TV Actor: LONGFORD

2004 - Best Leading TV Actor: THE YOUNG VISITERS

2002 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actor: MOULIN ROUGE!

2002 - Best Leading Actor: IRIS

2000 - Best Leading Actor: TOPSY-TURVY


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3 WIN: 2

2008 - WINNER: Best Leading TV Actor: LONGFORD

2003 - Best Supporting TV Actor: THE GATHERING STORM

2002 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actor: IRIS



How do you rate Jim Broadbent's films?







 

WATCH JIM BROADBENT THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILM: A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

All Week, Sky Cinema Christmas & Sky Cinema Premiere, Various Times

Broadbent stars as the King in this brand new perfect family Christmas film.



FILM: Topsy-Turvy (1999) (Age 12)

Monday 6th December, Film4, 11:25pm

Biographical comedy drama starring Actor of the Week, Jim Broadbent, and Allan Corduner as comic-opera composers WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. After the relative failure of their latest work, Princess Ida, Gilbert and Sullivan clash over their next project and seem set to end their partnership - until Gilbert's wife persuades him to visit an exhibition of Japanese culture.



FILM: Another Year (2010) (Age 12)

Thursday 9th December, Channel 4, 1:00am

Comedy drama directed by Mike Leigh, starring Actor of the Week, Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen. Married couple Tom and Gerri live a simple but contented life and are looking forward to retirement. But the increasing emotional demands of Gerri's friend and colleague Mary brings disharmony to their lives.


Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Sunday 5th December, Gold, 8:00pm

Broadbent stars in the hilarious Christmas Carol take from the Blackadder series.


FILM: Six Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Monday 6th December, Sky Cinema Best of 2021, 12:55pm

Broadbent stars in another Sky British original.



FILM: Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)

Thursday 9th December, Sky Cinema Hits, 3:25pm

ALSO ON AMAZON PRIME

Broadbent adds vocals to this updated feature length update of the classic British cartoon.


FILM: Dolittle (2020)

Thursday 9th December, Sky Cinema Hits, 7:40am

Broadbent appears in another family friendly adventure comedy here.


FILM: Get Santa (2014)

Thursday 9th December, Sky Cinema Christmas, 11:20pm

Broadbent plays Santa Claus in this Christmas comedy.



FILM: Arthur Christmas (2011)

Saturday 11th December, Sky Cinema Christmas, 3:20pm

Broadbent plays Santa Claus again in this animated family comedy.


ON NETFLIX...

FILM: The Lady in the Van (2015) (Age 12)

Broadbent stars alongside a fine cast of British actors in this true story.


ON DISNEY+

FILM: Moulin Rouge! (2001) (Age 12)

One of our Broadbent's finest performances in this madcap mash-up musical extravaganza!!!





What's your favourite Jim Broadbent performance?







 

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