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Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent is known as an English actor. He is most famous for his role as John Bayley in Iris and for his leading role as Lord Longford in the film Longford.

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Background and Age

James Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949 in Holton cum Beckering, United Kingdom. Broadbent was born into a dramatically slanted family. His father worked as a furniture producer, and his mom worked as a stone worker. His parents were establishing members of the Lindsey Rural Players, a theater bunch in Lincolnshire, England. As a kid, Broadbent was instructed at a Quaker life experience school in Reading. After a concise period at an art school, he moved to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He graduated in 1972 and started his stage career with various prominent venue organizations, including the Royal National Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Career and Net Worth

Broadbent's movie career started with little roles in The Shout (1978), The Hit (1984), and two movies directed by Terry Gilliam, Time Bandits (1981) and Brazil (1985). He appeared in an assortment of TV roles in the late 1980s and played various character roles including The Crying Game (1992), about a British warrior grabbed by a member of the Irish Republican Army and Woody Allen's Bullets over Broadway (1994).

Broadbent was cast as a collectibles dealer in Paddington (2014), an adaptation of the great children's book series about a Peruvian bear investigating London. He later appeared in the sequel. Roles in 2015 included the guide of a youngster who winds up caught in a snare of universal surveillance in the TV miniseries London Spy, a compassionately Irish cleric in the true to life story of Colm Tóibín's tale Brooklyn (2009), and an enemy of the title character in The Lady in the Van. In 2017 Broadbent appeared on the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, a fantasy epic. Broadbent then played an English master in the motion picture Black 47 and a duke in the TV film King Lear, a cutting edge retelling of Shakespeare's play.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, the film, King Lear was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. Jim has a leading role in the TV movie.

Biography | Marriage, Wife and Kids

Jim Broadbent is a happily married man. He is married to his sweetheart, Anastasia Lewis. They got married in 1987 and have been in love for decades. The pair doesn't have any children from this relationship yet.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 24 May, 1949
Age: 71 yrs
Occupations: Television actor
Film actor
Voice actor
Stage actor
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Lincoln
Education: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Leighton Park School
Gender: Male
Description: English actor
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Last Modified: Oct 17 2020
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