Jim Broadbent Art on Display in London

Jun 15, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

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Jim Broadbent, the actor known to Potter fans as Professor Slughorn, has his first art exhibit this summer.  “The People,” a collection of wood-carved figures, are now on display at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the Festival of Love until August 31.


According to The Guardian, Broadbent began carving the figures out of found wood six years ago.  What started as a hobby that he stored in his shed has grown to a collection of 21 painted, clothed figures.

Some people will find them fun. Some, a bit creepy. “Disarming” and “remarkable” were descriptions used by early visitors on Friday. All of those are OK, said Broadbent. “They are not claiming to be anything other than what they are. If people don’t like them that’s all right but it is obviously nice if they do.”

If in London, have a look, or see here to read more and see photographs of Broadbent’s work.

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