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Winner of the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Iris, JIM BROADBENT is one of the best-known faces in British acting in an extensive career spanning film, television and theatre. He has appeared in numerous films including Nicholas Nickleby directed by Doug McGrath, Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza Moulin Rouge! (2001), Mira Nair's Vanity Fair (2004), The Borrowers (1997), Richard III (1995), Neil Jordan's The Crying Game (1992) and Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994). 

A regular collaborator with Mike Leigh, Broadbent worked with Leigh for the sixth time on the feature Vera Drake following the stage plays ‘Goosepimples' and ‘Ecstasy,' the films Life Is Sweet and Topsy-Turvy and the television short "A Sense of History," which Jim wrote. 

Jim was recently seen in: Hot Fuzz directed by Edgar Wright, When Did You Last See Your Father? directed by Anand Tucker, Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iain Softley's Inkheart, co-starring with Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany. He is currently enjoying the success of his performance in David Yates' Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in which he plays Horace Slughorn. He will next be seen in Dirty Tricks, directed by Ryan Murphy and co-starring Brad Pitt and Sharon Stone and The Damned United, directed by Tom Hooper from a script by Peter Morgan. Other feature credits include Art School Confidential (2006) directed by Terry Zwigoff, The Chronicles of Narnia (2005) and the television film "Longford."

Broadbent was recently seen on stage at the National Theatre in "The Pillowman” directed by John Crowley and previously in Sam Mendes' acclaimed production of Alan Bennett's "Habeas Corpus” at the Donmar Warehouse. At the Royal Court, Broadbent starred in Max Stafford-Clarke's productions of "The Recruiting Officer” and "Our Countries Good.”

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