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Jim Broadbent in Richard III

Jim Broadbent (1949 - )

Film Deaths

  • Bright Young Things (2003) [Drunk Major]: Killed in an explosion when a German bomb falls next to his vehicle after he goes back to get a bottle of wine.
  • Robots (2005; animated) [Madame Gasket] - Thrown into a melter by Chris Wedge and was incinerated/ground to pieces.
  • Art School Confidential (2006) [Jimmy]: Burned to death (off screen) in an apartment fire, after Max Minghella leaves without completely extinguishing his cigarette; we learn of his death afterwards when Max returns to the building and sees what happened.
  • Longford (2006) [Lord Longford]: Dies (off screen) of old age years after the film ends; his death is revealed in text during the end credits
  • Perrier's Bounty (2009) [Jim McRea]: Shot repeatedly in the chest and stomach with a machine gun by Brendan Gleeson as his son is reversing a car to escape. He dies while talking to his son (Cillian Murphy) as he curses death for being late (played for comic effect).
  • Cloud Atlas (2012) [Captain Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musician/Prescient 2]: Playing multiple roles over the course of several different time periods, all of them likely die of old age/natural causes following the conclusion of their respective plots. (Jim is in heavy make-up for several of the roles)
  • King of Thieves (2018) [Terry Perkins]: Died of heart attack in his cell while serving a sentence for the robbery. His death got mentioned in the closing text.

TV Deaths

  • Doctor Who: Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death (1999) [The Eleventh Doctor]: Electrocuted while trying to fix the Dalek's machine (again; he regenerates into a new form (Hugh Grant) (Played for Comic effect).
  • Any Human Heart (2010 TV) [Logan Mountstuart]: Dies of natural causes whilst walking along his garden toward the ghosts of Hayley Atwell and Poppy Epstein. (Thanks to Brian)
  • London Spy: I Know (2015) [Scottie]: Hanged (off-screen) from a tree by an assassin; his body is seen when Ben Whishaw discovers it after receiving a final call from Jim in a taxi, who knows he's about to be killed.
  • War and Peace (2016 TV) [Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky]: Dies of a head injury caused by a fall from his horse (in addition, his fall from the saddle may have been due to a stroke or a heart attack).


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