to the internet's only website dedicated to the fantastically talented,
Oscar winning British actor Jim
Broadbent. This website aims to answer the questions Who
is he? and What's he been in? You'll also find Jim Broadbent
news and photos here from time to time. Jim Broadbent is the
President of the Lindsey Rural Players at the Broadbent
Theatre - a detailed profile of the theatre shares the focus
of this website.
a fantastically successful
2002 awards season Jim scored the hattrick with the three biggies, a
Golden Globe, a BAFTA and then the Oscar! On Sunday 24th March
2002 Jim Broadbent won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a
Supporting Role for his portrayal of John Bayley in IRIS.
"It's extraordinary. It's a great surprise," said Broadbent, who beat Hugh Bonneville, Robbie Coltrane, Colin Firth and Eddie Murphy to the best supporting actor honour. "This whole awards season has been one long surprise. I'm just going with the flow. It's all a new experience and a learning curve. I think the reason I got this was partly because of Iris. Iris, Moulin Rouge and Bridget Jones's Diary are all so different. I have had three good films over one year and that combination helped draw a bit more attention to me." Broadbent added: "I don't think this is really justified - as Don McAlpine said during the shoot 'As long as you keep pulling those wonderful faces, Jim. I'll be a happy man.'" And he gave special praise to director Baz Luhrmann. "Above all because he's a complete visionary genius without whom I'd have had a very dull two years and the whole world would have been a dull place without his Moulin Rouge," he said. more
also won a Golden
Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Bayley opposite
Judi Dench in IRIS. A visibly shocked Jim was hugged by Kate
Winslet as he rose to deliver an acceptance speech that he'd been too
modest to prepare! "This
is amazing, I couldn't be more surprised, and I really haven't got
anything worked out" he said, before going on the thank the rest of
the cast, producer and director/friend Richard Eyre. See the IRIS
page for more coverage. He is pictured here with his
award shortly after his acceptance speech.
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40 Whitfield Street, London WIT 2RH England.
Tel: 0207 636 6565
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