Jim Broadbent

Actor
Jim Broadbent
Having played an astonishing number of roles on the small screen, silver screen and the stage, Jim Broadbent’s reputation as one of the UK’s best and most versatile character actors is certainly well-earned. After graduating in 1972 he began his career in the theatre, where he performed with the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Brent, a two-man troupe of which he was one half.   
                       
Jim gradually began to take television roles, and made his film debut in 1978. He reached a new level of fame in 2001, when he played supporting roles as Bridget’s Dad in Bridget Jones’s Diary; Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Bafta; and John Bayley in biopic Iris, which earned him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Since that year Jim’s appeared in an ever more broad variety of roles, from Margaret Thatcher’s deceased husband in The Iron Lady to Professor Slughorn in two Harry Potter movies, and he also provided the voice of Santa in Arthur Christmas. He’s appearing in a Christmas film once again as Santa Claus in Get Santa, playing a rather naughty Santa who finds himself on the run from the police after crashing his sleigh.

Jim Broadbent Movies:

Get Santa
Cloud Atlas
Longford
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2