James Nesbitt

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
Name James Nesbitt
Also Known As
Birthday 1965-01-15
Gender Male
IMDB James Nesbitt profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
As: Ivan Cooper
2002-01-16
Bloody Sunday...
As: Ronnie
2005-04-29
Millions...
As: Crilly
2009-11-04
Cherrybomb...
As: James 'Jimmy' Hands
2001-08-24
Lucky Break...
As: Gregg
1997-11-26
Welcome to Sarajevo...
As: Connor
2010-08-19
Matching Jack...
As: Joe Griffin
2009-01-19
Five Minutes of Heav...
As: Bofur
2012-12-14
The Hobbit: An Unexp...
As: Peter
2008-10-24
Blessed...
As: Bofur
2013-12-13
The Hobbit: The Deso...
As: Jack
2011-10-07
The Way...
As: Jack Parlabane
2004-09-04
Quite Ugly One Morni...
As: Tribune Sicinius
2012-01-19
Coriolanus...
As: Joe Keyes
2004-03-28
Passer By...
As: Bofur
2014-12-17
The Hobbit: The Batt...
As: Stanley
2001-12-07
Women Talking Dirty...
As: Ryan
1998-02-13
Resurrection Man...
As: Unknown
2004-01-12
Wall of Silence...
As: Mike Swift
2009-06-15
Occupation...
As: Detective Banner
2005-11-02
Match Point...
As: Walter Adair
2000-12-31
Wild About Harry...
As: Frank McGunn
2014-02-20
Gold...
As: Uncle Joe
1996-10-18
Jude...
As: Tony
1998-05-01
Go Now...
As: Pig Finn
1998-10-01
Waking Ned...
As: Fintan O'Donnell
1991-12-27
Hear My Song...
As: Cathal
2010-12-10
Outcast...
As: Niall
1993-09-22
Love Lies Bleeding...
As: Presenter
2004-11-22
James Nesbitt Presen...
As: Narrator
2012-09-07
Here Comes the Summe...
As: Bofur
2015-12-01
J.R.R. Tolkien's The...
As: Unknown
2002-10-20
Top Gear...
As: Unknown
2006-08-14
The One Show...
As: Unknown
2001-11-02
Friday Night with Jo...
As: Unknown
1996-02-11
Ballykissangel...
As: Richard Miller
2014-11-13
Babylon...
As: Unknown
1986-01-10
Lovejoy...
As: Thomas Murphy
2001-09-24
Murphy's Law...
As: Mike Swift
2009-06-16
Occupation...
As: Unknown
1993-01-01
GMTV...
As: Unknown
2006-05-22
Soccer Aid...
As: Unknown
1995-08-12
Soccer AM...
As: Dr. Tom Jackman
2007-06-16
Jekyll...
As: Unknown
2003-06-02
The Terry and Gaby S...
As: Unknown
1992-09-04
Between the Lines...
As: Unknown
1994-09-07
Common As Muck...
As: Unknown
2008-01-10
Fairy Tales...
As: Pilate
2008-03-16
The Passion...
As: Unknown
2009-03-22
Chris Moyles' Quiz N...
As: Unknown
1977-08-04
The Hollywood Greats...
As: Clem Donnelly
2010-08-03
The Deep...
As: Gabriel Monroe
2011-03-10
Monroe...
As: Unknown
1998-03-08
Playing the Field...
As: Nick Zakian
2003-09-11
Canterbury Tales...
As: Tony Hughes
2014-10-28
The Missing...
As: Max Raban
2008-05-08
Midnight Man...
As: Colin Howell
2016-04-29
The Secret...
As: Leo McGarvey
1996-02-11
Ballykissangel...
As: Himself
2007-02-22
The Graham Norton Sh...
As: Harry Clayton
2016-01-22
Stan Lee's Lucky Man...
As: Adam Williams
1998-11-15
Cold Feet...
As: Harry Clayton
2017-02-15
Stan Lee's Lucky Man...
As: Unknown
2003-09-11
Canterbury Tales...