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New ‘Game of Thrones’ cast member Jim Broadbent has a way of sinking himself into any role

New ‘Game of Thrones’ cast member Jim Broadbent has a way of sinking himself into any role

Two businessmen are staring at Jim Broadbent. They’re trying not to be obvious, sneaking glances at the tall 67-year-old British actor as he sips a glass of orange juice at the Soho Hotel here. but they clearly know his face. After Broadbent leaves, the men lean over and ask, “What’s he called again?”

And that’s the thing about Jim Broadbent: You know his face, certainly, but he’s not the sort of actor who gets by on the celebrity of his name.

Even when he’s leading a film, as he does in the new movie “The Sense of an Ending,” the actor sinks himself into the role so deeply that it’s not so much about Broadbent the man as it is about his character. He’s always been that way,...

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