Jim Broadbent

Born: 24 May 1949, Lincolnshire

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Highlighted works

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • Brazil


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

  • 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.

  • 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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