Jim Broadbent (born 24 May 1949) played the Eleventh Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death. He had previously played a version of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Crayola a sketch in Victoria Wood As Seen On TV. This is included on the VHS release of The Curse of Fatal Death and the DVD release of The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. He was also one of many names put forward for the part of the Eighth Doctor.
The Emmy- and Academy Award-winning character actor has appeared in many popular films, including Iris and the musical Moulin Rouge. He won an Oscar for the former in 2002 (were Curse of Fatal Death to have been valid, this would have made Broadbent the first actor to win an Oscar after having appeared in the series). Other roles in popular series have included Professor Kirke in the 2005 movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Charles Stanforth in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Most recently, he has played Professor Slughorn in the Harry Potter film series. He also played Roy "the Slag" Slater in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
He has worked alongside David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker at least twice each, alongside John Hurt at least four times, including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and alongside Peter Capaldi at least three times, including the Paddington series.
- ↑ Jim Broadbent. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved on 15 July 2017.
- ↑ Jim Broadbent 1949 -. BBC. Retrieved on 15 July 2017.
- ↑ Macnab, Geoffrey (18 December 2015). Jim Broadbent, profile: Our greatest character actor takes on Scrooge. The Independent. Retrieved on 15 July 2017.
- ↑ http://www.shannonsullivan.com/drwho/serials/tvm.html