"The system has changed now, there are more varied roles, partly because there's so much more television and so much less theatre." - Jim Broadbent In a career that stretches back to the early 1970s, Jim Broadbent has appeared in dozens of movies you've likely seen - even if you didn't notice him.
Jim Broadbent, now 67, is mildly chuffed to find that time, finally, is on his side. He's not the type of man to claim a last laugh, but over breakfast in central London, he reflects candidly on a career spent with his name below the title.a "As a young actor, I was advised to bide my time.
Jim Broadbent has criticised the lack of acting roles for older people while admitting he never really wanted to work in Hollywood because he did not "understand Americans". The Oscar and Bafta-winning British star, whose film credits include Moulin Rouge!, Iris and the Bridget Jones movies, said he was part of a "minority" now he was of a certain age but also acknowledged that his generation had been "very lucky".