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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 movie He Who Gets Slapped 1924-12-22
Latest Project:
Movie The Hobbit: The Orc of Gundabad 2015-05-01
Known For
Poster of The Deep
Poster of Canterbury Tales
Poster of Women Talking Dirty
Movie The Hobbit: The Orc of Gundabad Bofur 2015-05-01
Movie The Hobbit: The Dwarves of Erebor Bofur 2015-01-01
Movie There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut Bofur 2015-01-22
Movie Gold Frank 2014-02-20
Movie The Missing 2014-10-28
Series The Missing Tony Hughes 2014-10-28
Series Babylon Richard Miller 2014-11-13
Movie Der Hobbit: Die Schlacht der Fünf Heere Bofur 2014-12-10
Series Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life Jack 2013-04-23
Movie Der Hobbit - Smaugs Einöde Bofur 2013-12-11
Movie Der Hobbit - Eine unerwartete Reise Bofur 2012-11-26
Movie Coriolanus Tribune Sicinius 2011-02-14
Series Monroe Gabriel Monroe 2011-03-10
Series The Deep Clem Donnelly 2010-08-03
Movie Outcast Cathal 2010-12-10
Movie Hoffnungslos glücklich - Jeder Tag ist ein Geschenk Connor 2010-08-19
Movie Five Minutes of Heaven Joe Griffin 2009-01-19
Movie Cherrybomb Crilly 2009-02-08
Series Chris Moyles' Quiz Night Unknown 2009-03-22
Series Occupation Mike Swift 2009-06-16
Movie Die Besatzer Mike Swift 2009-06-15
Series Fairy Tales Unknown 2008-01-10
Movie Blessed Peter 2008-10-24
Series Midnight Man Max Raban 2008-05-08
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Submerged Pilate 2005-05-06
Movie Match Point Detective Banner 2005-10-26
Movie Wall of Silence 2004-01-12
Movie Passer By Joe Keyes 2004-03-28
Movie Quite Ugly One Morning Jack Parlabane 2004-09-04
Series The Terry and Gaby Show Unknown 2003-06-02
Movie Canterbury Tales 2003-01-01
Series Canterbury Tales 2003-09-11
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland Unknown 2001-07-20
Movie Lucky Break James 'Jimmy' Hands 2001-08-24
Movie Women Talking Dirty Stanley 2001-12-07
Series Murphy's Law Thomas Murphy 2001-09-24
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Wild About Harry Walter Adair 2000-12-31
Series Playing the Field 1998-03-08
Movie Resurrection Man Ryan 1998-02-13
Series Cold Feet Adam Williams 1998-11-15
Movie Lang lebe Ned Devine! Pig Finn 1998-09-15
Movie Welcome to Sarajevo Gregg 1997-05-09
Movie Herzen in Aufruhr Uncle Joe 1996-02-06
Series Ballykissangel Unknown 1996-02-11
Series The Steve Harvey Show Ivan Cooper 1996-08-28
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Movie Go Now Tony 1995-09-16
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Movie Hear My Song Fintan O'Donnell 1991-12-27
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie Top Gun Dr. Tom Jackman 1986-05-16
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Series Good Heavens Ronnie 1976-02-29
Movie Ofitsery Harry Clayton 1971-07-26
Movie He Who Gets Slapped Unknown 1924-12-22