'''Jim Broadbent''' (born May 24, 1949) is a British character actor. A familiar face on British stage and screen for many years, he gained international fame with his performances in ''Iris'' and ''Film/MoulinRouge'', which respectively earned him an AcademyAward and a BAFTA, and for playing Bridget Jones' father in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'' and its sequels, and Horace Slughorn in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series.

In an interesting case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, early in his career Broadbent turned down the part of Del Boy in ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', which proved to be a StarMakingRole for Creator/DavidJason, though he did subsequently have a few memorable cameos in the series as DirtyCop Roy Slater.

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!Notable for:
'''Film:'''
* ''{{Film/Brazil}}'' (1985) - Dr Jaffe
* ''Film/TheCryingGame'' (1992) - Col
* ''[[Film/TheBorrowers1997 The Borrowers]]'' (1997) - Pod Clock
* ''Film/TopsyTurvy'' (1999) - [[GilbertAndSullivan William Schwenk Gilbert]]
* ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) - Harold Zidler
* ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'' (2001) - Colin Jones
* ''{{Film/Iris}}'' (2001) - John Bayley
* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' (2002) - Boss Tweed
* ''Film/BridgetJonesTheEdgeOfReason'' - (2004) - Colin Jones
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' (2007) - Inspector Frank Butterman
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' (2008) - Dean Charles Stanforth
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' (2009) - Horace Slughorn
* ''Film/TheDamnedUnited'' (2009) - Sam Longson
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' (2011) - Horace Slughorn
* ''Film/TheIronLady'' (2011) - Denis Thatcher
* ''{{Film/Paddington}}'' (2013) - Mr Gruber
* ''Bridget Jones' Baby'' (2016) - Colin Jones

'''Television'''
* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' - Roy Slater
* ''{{Series/Blackadder}}'' - Don Speekinglish, Prince Albert
* ''The Great Train Robbery'' (2013) - DCI Frank Butler
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (2017)