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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
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Hollywood Greats 1977-08-04
Latest Project:
Series The Secret 2016-04-29
Known For
Poster of Babylon
Poster of The Way
Poster of Passer By
Poster of Top Gear
Series The Secret Colin Howell 2016-04-29
Series Lucky Man Harry Clayton 2016-01-22
Series The Missing Tony Hughes 2014-10-28
Pelicula Gold Frank McGunn 2014-02-20
Series Babylon Richard Miller 2014-11-13
Pelicula El Hobbit: La batalla de los cinco ejércitos Bofur 2014-12-10
Pelicula El Hobbit: La desolación de Smaug Bofur 2013-12-11
Pelicula El Hobbit: Un viaje inesperado Bofur 2012-11-26
Series Monroe Gabriel Monroe 2011-03-10
Pelicula Coriolanus Tribune Sicinius 2011-02-14
Series The Deep Clem Donnelly 2010-08-03
Pelicula Un donante para Jack Connor 2010-08-19
Pelicula The Way Jack 2010-09-10
Pelicula Outcast Cathal 2010-12-10
Pelicula Cherrybomb Crilly 2009-02-08
Series Chris Moyles' Quiz Night Unknown 2009-03-22
Pelicula Cinco minutos de gloria Joe Griffin 2009-01-19
Pelicula Occupation Mike Swift 2009-06-15
Series Occupation Mike Swift 2009-06-16
Series Fairy Tales Unknown 2008-01-10
Series La Pasión Pilate 2008-03-16
Pelicula Blessed Peter 2008-10-24
Series Midnight Man Max Raban 2008-05-08
Series Jekyll Dr. Tom Jackman 2007-06-16
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Pelicula Millones Ronnie 2005-04-08
Pelicula Match Point Detective Banner 2005-10-26
Pelicula Wall of Silence 2004-01-12
Pelicula Passer By Joe Keyes 2004-03-28
Pelicula Quite Ugly One Morning Jack Parlabane 2004-09-04
Series The Terry and Gaby Show Unknown 2003-06-02
Series Canterbury Tales 2003-09-11
Pelicula Domingo Sangriento Ivan Cooper 2002-01-16
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Pelicula Lucky Break James 'Jimmy' Hands 2001-08-24
Series Murphy's Law Thomas Murphy 2001-09-24
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Pelicula Women Talking Dirty Stanley 2001-12-07
Pelicula Wild About Harry Walter Adair 2000-12-31
Pelicula Resurrection Man Ryan 1998-02-13
Series Playing the Field 1998-03-08
Series Cold Feet Adam Williams 1998-11-15
Pelicula Despertando a Ned Pig Finn 1998-09-15
Pelicula Bienvenido a Sarajevo Gregg 1997-05-09
Pelicula Jude Uncle Joe 1996-02-06
Series Ballykissangel Leo McGarvey 1996-02-11
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Pelicula Go Now Tony 1995-09-16
Series Common As Muck Unknown 1994-09-07
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Pelicula Hear My Song Fintan O'Donnell 1991-12-27
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04