Jim Broadbent

Born: 24 May 1949, Lincolnshire

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  • Topsy-Turvy

    Topsy-Turvy

    Mike Leigh’s first period drama is a witty reconstruction of the stormy relationship between W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan during the creation of ‘The Mikado’.

  • Ethel & Ernest

    A charming animated love story based on Raymond Briggs’ autobiographical book about his parents Ethel and Ernest who lived through major changes during their 40 years of marriage, voiced by Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent.

  • Life is Sweet

    Life is Sweet

    The urge to remain individual within a family, and the relationship between the personal and the entrepreneurial, are among the themes that inform Mike Leigh’s touching comedy.

  • Hot Fuzz

    Edgar Wright’s classic action comedy sees a London cop transferred to a seemingly sleepy village.

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    In this lavish adaptation of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed novel, a young Irish woman in search of work emigrates to New York to start a new life.

  • The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    The Northern Irish Troubles provide the backdrop for a study of sexual intrigue, as an IRA gunman befriends the girlfriend of an abducted soldier.

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    Terry Gilliam’s fantastical satire of bureaucracy gone mad is one of the most visually imaginative works in modern cinema.

  • Vera Drake

    Vera Drake

    Mike Leigh’s second period drama, an understated, immensely nuanced portrait of kind-hearted Vera (Imelda Staunton) who performs illegal abortions for desperate women in 1950s London.

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