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BAFTA to Host ‘A Life In Pictures’ with Jim Broadbent

12 November 2013
Jim Broadbent at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012 BAFTA/Richard Kendal

‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures: Jim Broadbent’, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, will take place on Wednesday 4 December.

London, Tuesday 12 November: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that double BAFTA-winning, and Oscar-winning, actor Jim Broadbent will be discussing his career, spanning more than 30 years in film and television, during a ‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures’ event on Wednesday 4 December. The event, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London.

‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent discuss their life and career and share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts. The series has hosted leading names including Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kenneth Branagh and Helen Mirren.

Multi-award-winning actor Jim Broadbent started out on stage, before moving into film and television, with early roles including the film Time Bandits and television dramas Silas Marner and Crown Court. Broadbent has over 130 screen credits to his name covering a diverse range of genres, from comedy to fantasy and from biopics to animation. His credits include films such as Cloud Atlas, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Magic Roundabout, Gangs of New York, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Hot Fuzz and the Harry Potter series, and have seen him work with directors including Steven Spielberg, Baz Luhrmann and Mike Leigh.

Jim Broadbent was nominated for a British Academy Film Award in 2000 for his performance in the lead role in Topsy-Turvy, and in 2002 he was awarded his first BAFTA for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ in the film Moulin Rouge. In the same year he was BAFTA-nominated for playing John Bayley in the film Iris, a performance for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

Broadbent was awarded his second BAFTA at the British Academy Television Awards in 2007, as well as a Golden Globe Award, for his portrayal of the titular character in the single drama Longford. He has also received two further British Academy Television Award nominations: one in 2004 for The Young Visiters, and another in 2011 for Any Human Heart.

Jim Broadbent’s most recent BAFTA nomination came in 2012 for his performance as Denis Thatcher in the film The Iron Lady. He can currently be seen in the films Le Week-End and Filth.

‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Jim Broadbent’ will be recorded for BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel ( Recordings of previous ‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures’ events are also available on the site.

Public tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday 15 November. To book tickets, go to

Event details

‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures: Jim Broadbent’, sponsored by Deutsche Bank

Wednesday 4 December 2013 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly in London

20.00 - Champagne Taittinger Reception
20.30 - Event Commences

Further Information

For further information, please contact Vicky Grayson at freuds

T: 020 3003 6327
E: [email protected]


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, lectures, scholarships and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit and

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