JIM BROADBENT (Harold Zidler) won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in the latest film from Mike Leigh, TOPSY-TURVY. Other recent film credits include LITTLE VOICE, THE BORROWERS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, THE CRYING GAME, ENCHANTED APRIL, RICHARD III and BRAZIL.
The LAMDA-trained actor's extensive theatre credits include HABEAS CORPUS directed by Sam Mendes for the Donmar Warehouse, A FLEA IN HER EAR directed by Richard Jones at the Old Vic, A PLACE WITH PIGS directed by Athol Fugard at the National Theatre, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR directed by Richard Eyre for the National Theatre and THIS COUNTRY'S GOOD directed by Max Stafford Clarke at the Royal Court. For British television, Broadbent's prolific work has included THE PETER PRINCIPLE for Hat Trick; A SENSE OF HISTORY, which he wrote and starred in, and which was directed by Mike Leigh for Channel Four; INSPECTOR MORSE directed by Antonia Bird; ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES directed by Tony Dow for the BBC and, also for the BBC, the cult hit BLACK ADDER.
Broadbent is currently filming Martin Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK, and will then go to work with Judi Dench in IRIS.
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