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James Nesbitt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Nesbitt (born 15 January 1965) is a Northern Irish actor. Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Nesbitt grew up in the nearby village of Broughshane, before moving to Coleraine, County Londonderry. He wanted to become a teacher, like his father, so began a degree in French at the University of Ulster. He dropped out after a year when he decided to become an actor, and transferred to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After graduating in 1987, he spent seven years performing in plays that varied from the musical Up on the Roof (1987, 1989) to the political drama Paddywack (1994). He made his feature film debut playing talent agent Fintan O'Donnell in Hear My Song (1991). Nesbitt got his breakthrough television role playing Adam Williams in the romantic comedy-drama Cold Feet (1998–2003), which won him a British Comedy Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a National Television Award. His first significant film role came when he appeared as pig farmer "Pig" Finn in Waking Ned (1998). With the rest of the starring cast, Nesbitt was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. In Lucky Break (2001), he made his debut as a film lead playing prisoner Jimmy Hands. The next year, he played Ivan Cooper in the television film Bloody Sunday, about the 1972 shootings in Derry. A departure from his previous "cheeky chappie" roles, the film was a turning point in his career. He won a British Independent Film Award and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. Nesbitt has also starred in Murphy's Law (2001–2007) as undercover detective Tommy Murphy—a role that was created for him by writer Colin Bateman. The role twice gained Nesbitt Best Actor nominations at the Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA). In 2007, he starred in the dual role of Tom Jackman and Mr Hyde in Steven Moffat's Jekyll, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2008. Nesbitt has since appeared in several more dramatic roles; he starred alongside Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), and was one of three lead actors in the television miniseries Occupation (2009) and The Deep (2010). He also starred in the movies Outcast (2010) and Emilio Estevez's The Way (2011), and has been cast in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit (2012/13). Nesbitt is married to former actress Sonia Forbes-Adam, with whom he has two daughters. He is a patron of numerous charities and in 2010 accepted the ceremonial position of Chancellor of the University of Ulster. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Nesbitt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Jan 15, 1965 In Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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First Appeared:
Movie Lost Lives 2019-10-10
Latest Project:
In the series The Hollywood Greats 1977-08-04
Known For
Poster of Here Comes the Summer: The Undertones Story
Poster of Monroe
Poster of Love Lies Bleeding
Poster of The End of the World Man
Movie Lost Lives
Series Stan Lee's Lucky Man: The Bracelet Chronicles Harry Clayton
Series The Secret Colin Howell
Series Stan Lee's Lucky Man Harry Clayton
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Bofur
Series Babylon Richard Miller
Series The Missing Tony Hughes
Movie Gold Frank McGunn
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Bofur
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bofur
Movie Here Comes the Summer: The Undertones Story Narrator
Series Monroe Gabriel Monroe
Movie Coriolanus Tribune Sicinius
Movie Matching Jack Connor
Series The Deep Clem Donnelly
Movie The Way Jack
Movie Outcast Cathal
Movie Cherrybomb Crilly
Movie Five Minutes of Heaven Joe Griffin
Series Occupation Mike Swift
Series Chris Moyles' Quiz Night Unknown
Movie Occupation Mike Swift
Movie Blessed Peter
Series Midnight Man Max Raban
Series Fairy Tales Unknown
Series The Passion Pilate
Movie James Ellis: An Actor's Life Himself
Series Jekyll Dr. Tom Jackman
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself
Series The One Show Unknown
Series Soccer Aid Unknown
Movie Match Point Detective Banner
Movie Wall of Silence
Movie James Nesbitt Presents Eat My Goal Presenter
Movie Millions Ronnie
Movie Quite Ugly One Morning Jack Parlabane
Series Canterbury Tales
Series The Terry and Gaby Show Unknown
Series Top Gear Unknown
Movie Bloody Sunday Ivan Cooper
Movie Women Talking Dirty Stanley
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown
Series Murphy's Law Thomas Murphy
Movie Lucky Break James 'Jimmy' Hands
Movie Wild About Harry Walter Adair
Series Cold Feet Adam Williams
Movie Waking Ned Pig Finn
Series Playing the Field
Movie Resurrection Man Ryan
Movie Welcome to Sarajevo Gregg
Movie The James Gang Graham Armstrong
Movie This Is the Sea Constable Hubert Porter
Series Ballykissangel Leo McGarvey
Movie Jude Uncle Joe
Movie Go Now Tony
Series Soccer AM Unknown
Series Common As Muck Unknown
Movie Love Lies Bleeding Niall
Series GMTV Unknown
Series Between the Lines Unknown
Movie Hear My Song Fintan O'Donnell
Movie The End of the World Man Policeman
Series Lovejoy Unknown
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown