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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

JIM BROADBENT stars as Professor Horace Slughorn, who holds vital information about the power of the evil Lord Voldemort.

Broadbent won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Richard Eyre's 2001 biopic "Iris,” opposite Judi Dench. Broadbent's portrayal of Iris Murdoch's devoted husband, John Bayley, also brought him a National Board of Review Award, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. In addition, he won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for his work in both "Iris” and Baz Luhrmann's groundbreaking musical "Moulin Rouge!,” also winning a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for the latter.

Broadbent earlier won a London Film Critics Circle Award and the Best Actor Award at the 1999 Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of W.S. Gilbert, of Gilbert & Sullivan, in Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy.” Leigh has also directed Broadbent in the acclaimed films "Life is Sweet” and "Vera Drake.” In 2008, Broadbent co-starred with Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” His recent credits also include the fantasy adventure "Inkheart,” the historical drama "The Young Victoria,” the British independent film "The Damned United,” and the HBO movie "Einstein and Eddington.”

Broadbent's additional film credits include "Hot Fuzz”; "Art School Confidential”; "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”; "Bridget Jones's Diary” and the sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”; Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair”; "Bright Young Things,” for director Stephen Fry; "Gangs of New York,” under the direction of Martin Scorsese; Richard Loncraine's "Richard III”; Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway”; "Enchanted April,” directed by Mike Newell; and Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game,” to name only a portion. He was also heard in the animated features "Valiant” and "Robots.”

Honored for his work on television, Broadbent recently won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards and garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Actor for the titular role in the telefilm "Longford.” He had earlier received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his performance in the historical HBO movie "The Gathering Storm.” He has also appeared in more than 40 other television and cable projects, including miniseries, movies and series.

Broadbent studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and has performed extensively on the stage, most notably with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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