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THE DUKE (2021)
Starring Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Fionn Whitehead, Matthew Goode, Anna Maxwell Martin, Aimee Kelly, Charlotte Spencer, Jack Bandeira, Sian Clifford and John Heffernan. Directed by Roger Michell.

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.
SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (2021)
Starring Judi Dench, James D'arcy, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Izzard, Carla Juri, David Schofield, Kevin Eldon, Nigel Lindsay, Maria Dragus and Franziska Brandmeier. Directed by Andy Goddard.

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.
DOLITTLE (2020)
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent, Selena Gomez, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek and Craig Robinson. Directed by Stephen Gaghan.
KING OF THIEVES (2019)
Starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Cox, Kellie Shirley, Francesca Annis and Martha Howe-Douglas. Directed by James Marsh.

REVIEWS King of Thieves - It's brace and bit

MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (2018)
Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kate Winslet, Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent and Ewen Bremner. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Mary, bored and lonely while spending the summer with her great aunt, follows an odd cat into the nearby woods. There she stumbles upon flowers imbued with a magical juice that transforms Mary’s humble little broomstick. Whisking her above the clouds, the broomstick takes her to a secret place where she finds Endor College – a school of magic! At Endor, Mary discovers that all is not as it seems – there are experiments that horrify! All too soon she confronts great danger – and a life-changing choice.

REVIEWS Mary And The Witch's Flower - More magic required

PADDINGTON 2 (2017)
Starring Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Samuel Joslin, Madeleine Harris, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi. Directed by Paul King.

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

REVIEWS Paddington 2 - Trust and bear-lieve, it’s a paw-fect sequel

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (2017)
Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery. Directed by Ritesh Batra.

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.
BRIDGET JONES'S BABY (2016)
Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson. Directed by Sharon Maguire.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s "happily ever after" hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack, the suitor who is everything Mr Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

REVIEWS Bridget Jones's Baby - Redemption 12 years in the making
Bridget Jones - Renee, those underpants & the unlikely heroine

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN 3D (2016)
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou and Jim Broadbent. Directed by David Yates.

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

REVIEWS Alexander Skarsgård turns 40 - Celebrating the brooding star's birthday
The Legend Of Tarzan - Ah-aha-aaa-aaaah!

EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016)
Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Ania Sowinski, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Iris Berben, Jim Broadbent, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen and Dickon Tolson. Directed by Dexter Fletcher.

The inspiring exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as “Eddie the Eagle,” the most famous ski jumper in British history. The film’s portrayal of Edwards’ never-say-die approach to the sport, celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges.

REVIEWS Eddie The Eagle - A joyous little gem of a film
Eddie the Eagle - A leap of faith

WAR & PEACE (2016)
Starring Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Stephen Rea and Brian Cox. Directed by Tom Harper.

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. A lavish six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece.

REVIEWS War & Peace - A stunning adaptation of Tolstoy's masterpiece

BROOKLYN (2016)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Jessica Paré, Eve Macklin, Brid Brennan, Fiona Glascott and Jane Brennan. Directed by John Crowley.

The profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

REVIEWS Brooklyn - A charming and affecting right-of-passage

PADDINGTON (2014)
Starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman and Peter Capaldi. Directed by Paul King.

The journey of an optimistic and polite young bear from Peru who travels to London in search of a home and a family. When the Brown family invites him to stay with them, little do they realise how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their everyday family life.

REVIEWS Paddington - Where anyone can feel at home

POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE 3D (2014)
Starring Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, David Tennant and Ronan Keating. Directed by Mike Disa.

Everyone’s favourite postie, Postman Pat, comes face‐to‐face with the dark side of the fame dream when he enters a national TV talent show. The demons of money, status and a new shiny suit conspire to tear Pat away from his friends, family and the village which loves him.
LE WEEK-END (2014)
Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Brice Beaugier, Xavier De Guillebon, Marie-France Alvarez, Charlotte Leo, Denis Sebbah and Sophie-Charlotte Husson. Directed by Roger Michell.

A long-married British couple revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to revitalise their marriage. While there they run into an old colleague and the encounter provides the couple with a new vision of what life and marriage might be.

REVIEWS Le Week-End - Putting love on the line

CLOSED CIRCUIT (2013)
Starring Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent and Ciarán Hinds. Directed by John Crowley.

Following a mysterious explosion in a busy London market, the police swoop, a suspect is detained, and the country prepares for one of the most high-profile trials in British history. Two exceptional lawyers with a romantic history step into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, and when evidence points to a possible British Secret Service cover up, it's not just their reputations, but their lives that are at stake.
FILTH (2013)
Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Broadbent, Brian McCardie, Emun Elliott, Gary Lewis and John Sessions. Directed by Jon S. Baird.

A bipolar bigoted junkie cop, manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

REVIEWS Filth - Indulge in a bit of bad behaviour
Filth - Ballsy, bombastic and bloody barmy

CLOUD ATLAS (2013)
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'arcy and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.

Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell, 'Cloud Atlas' explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

REVIEWS Cloud Atlas - Reaching beyond the infinite

THE IRON LADY (2011)
Starring Meryl Streep, Anthony Stewart Head, Harry Lloyd, Jim Broadbent, Susan Brown, Alice Da Cunha, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Iain Glen, Alexandra Roach and Victoria Bewick. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

REVIEWS The Iron Lady - The Oscar contender

MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)
Starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker and Caroline O'Connor. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

REVIEWS Moulin Rouge! - Still spectacular (spectacular!), 20 years later

A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS
Starring Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Toby Jones, Rune Temte, Zoe Colletti and Indica Watson. Directed by Gil Kenan.

An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…
BLACK '47
Starring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene, Jim Broadbent, Dermot Crowley and Ruairí Heading. Directed by Lance Daly.

REVIEWS Black '47 - A bleak historical revenge Western

THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY
Starring Jim Broadbent. Directed by Hettie Macdonald.

Harold embarks on a 450-mile walk across the UK in the simple belief that his journey will save the life of his old friend Queenie who is dying in a hospice. Step by step, a spark is ignited in Harold’s hibernating soul as he rediscovers the majesty of the world, reflects on his mistakes, and finally gains the strength to face the unspoken grief that has driven him and his wife, Maureen, apart. The walk becomes a pilgrimage that inspires people far and wide but, more importantly, transforms Harold into a man who embraces the value of friendship, humility, self-forgiveness, and kindness.
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