Jim Broadbent, Best Supporting Actor 2001: MovieMonday.com

IRIS (R )

Jim Broadbent won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of highly respected Bristish writer, John Bayley as he lovingly takes care of his beloved wife, Iris as she falls victim to Alzheimer's disease.

Based on John Bayley's two books: Iris, Iris & The Friends.


Jim Broadbent (1949 - )

Jim Broadbent was born on May 24th, 1949 in Lincolnshire, England. His father, Roy Broadbent was a furniture maker and his mother, Dee was a sculptress. In 1972, he graudated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. This talented actor performed in productions of Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as finding steady gigs in British television. Jim Broadbent started his film career in 1978, in "The Shout." The film that got him international attention was Mike Leigh's comedy, "Life is Sweet." This supporting character actor's film career started to roll with such films as "The Crying Game" and "Bullets Over Broadway."

In 2001, Broadbent was in three well-reviewed films: "Bridget Jone's Diary," "Moulin Rouge," and "Iris."

Jim Broadbent's other film credits include:

THE PASSAGE
THE DOGS OF WAR
BREAKING GLASS
TIME BANDITS
DEAD ON TIME
THE HIT
BRAZIL
SUPERMAN 4: THE QUEST FOR PIECE
THE GOOD FATHER
ENCHANTED APRIL
PRINCESS CARIBOO
WIDOW'S PEAK
RICHARD 3
THE SECRET AGENT
THE BORROWERS
THE AVENGERS
LITTLE VOICE
TOPSY-TURVY
BRIDGET JONES DIARY
MOULIN ROUGE!
IRIS
THE GATHERING STORM
GANGS OF NEW YORK
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
VERA DRAKE

His Television credits include...

"Only Fools and Horses" (1981) TV Series
"The "Modern World: Ten Great Writers" (1988) (mini) TV Series
"Gone to Seed" (1992) TV Series
"The Peter Principle" (1997) TV Series

THE OTHER BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NOMINEES WERE...

Ethan Hawke for TRAINING DAY
Ben Kingsley for SEXY BEAST
Ian McKellen for THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Jon Voight for ALI

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