IRIS star Jim Broadbent is amazed he lost out on the role of tragic French
monarch MARIE ANTOINETTE to KIRSTEN DUNST - because he's already played the
part in drag.
OSCAR-winning Broadbent frequently starred as Antoinette in a two-man
comedy production for London stage company THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF BRENT, and
was hoping director Sofia Coppola would select him for the coveted role in her
Broadbent, 59, jokes, "I don't know why she didn't come my way. She
probably saw my performance, though, and based the character on my version."