Jim Broadbent

Broadbent in 2012 James Broadbent (born 24 May 1949) is an English actor. A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1972, he came to prominence as a character actor for his many roles in film and television. He's received various accolades including an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award.

He received an Academy Award for his supporting role as John Bayley in the film ''Iris'' (2001). Broadbent won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ''Moulin Rouge!'' (2001). His early film roles include in Terry Gilliam films ''Time Bandits'' (1981) and ''Brazil'' (1985) before a breakthrough role in Mike Leigh's ''Life Is Sweet'' (1990). Notable film roles include ''Bullets Over Broadway'' (1994), ''Topsy-Turvy'' (1999), ''Bridget Jones's Diary'' (2001), ''Gangs of New York'' (2002), ''Another Year'' (2010), ''The Iron Lady'' (2011), ''Le Week-End'' (2013), and ''Brooklyn'' (2015).

Broadbent is also known for his roles in franchise films such as Horace Slughorn in the ''Harry Potter'' film series, Digory Kirke in ''The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' (2005) and Samuel Gruber in the ''Paddington'' film series. He also acted in blockbuster and studio films such as ''Hot Fuzz'' (2007), ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' (2008), ''Arthur Christmas'' (2011), and ''Cloud Atlas'' (2012).

Broadbent's television roles include playing Roy Slater in the BBC sitcom ''Only Fools and Horses'', Desmond Morton in the HBO / BBC film ''The Gathering Storm'' (2002), and Lord Longford in the Channel 4 film ''Longford'' (2006). He portrayed Archmaester Ebrose in the seventh season of the HBO fantasy series ''Game of Thrones'' in 2017. He also acted in ''London Spy'' (2015), ''War & Peace'' (2016), ''King Lear'' (2018) and ''The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'' (2023). Provided by Wikipedia
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