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James Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to May, a civil servant, and James Nesbitt, a primary school headmaster. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also the school of Brian Campbell & Brian McAlister). He originally planned to be a French teacher. It was not until teacher Robert Simpson encouraged him... See full bio »

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(1998)
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(2005)
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(2002)

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 2021-2022 Bloodlands (TV Series)
Tom Brannick
- Episode #2.1 (2022) ... Tom Brannick
- Goliath (2021) ... Tom Brannick
- The Manhunt (2021) ... Tom Brannick
- The Island (2021) ... Tom Brannick
- The Kidnapping (2021) ... Tom Brannick
 2021 Line of Duty (TV Series)
Thurwell
- Episode #6.5 (2021) ... Thurwell (uncredited)
 1997-2020 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Adam Williams
- Episode #9.6 (2020) ... Adam Williams
- Episode #9.5 (2020) ... Adam Williams
- Episode #9.4 (2020) ... Adam Williams
- Episode #9.3 (2020) ... Adam Williams
- Episode #9.2 (2020) ... Adam Williams
 2016-2018 Lucky Man (TV Series)
Harry / DI Harry Clayton / Harry Clayton
- End of Days (2018) ... DI Harry Clayton
- Blinded by the Light (2018) ... DI Harry Clayton
- The Art of War (2018) ... DI Harry Clayton
- The Sins of the Father (2018) ... DI Harry Clayton
- Missing Persons (2018) ... DI Harry Clayton
 2017 Stan Lee's Lucky Man: The Bracelet Chronicles (TV Mini Series)
Harry Clayton
- Part 1 (2017) ... Harry Clayton
 2016 The Secret (TV Mini Series)
Colin Howell
- Part 4 (2016) ... Colin Howell
- Part 3 (2016) ... Colin Howell
- Part 2 (2016) ... Colin Howell
- Part 1 (2016) ... Colin Howell
 2014 The Missing (TV Series)
Tony Hughes
- Till Death (2014) ... Tony Hughes
- Return to Eden (2014) ... Tony Hughes
- Concrete (2014) ... Tony Hughes
- Molly (2014) ... Tony Hughes
- Gone Fishing (2014) ... Tony Hughes
 2014 Babylon (TV Mini Series)
Commissioner Richard Miller
- Hackney Wick (2014) ... Commissioner Richard Miller (credit only)
- Victoria Park (2014) ... Commissioner Richard Miller
- Bomb Threat (2014) ... Commissioner Richard Miller
- Maze Hill (2014) ... Commissioner Richard Miller
- Cravenwood (2014) ... Commissioner Richard Miller
 2014 Gold
Frank
 2011-2012 Monroe (TV Series)
Gabriel Monroe
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Gabriel Monroe
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Gabriel Monroe
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Gabriel Monroe
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Gabriel Monroe
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... Gabriel Monroe
 2011 Coriolanus
Tribune Sicinius
 2010/I The Way
Jack
 2010 The Deep (TV Mini Series)
Clem Donnelly
- The Last Breath (2010) ... Clem Donnelly
- Everything Put Together Falls Apart (2010) ... Clem Donnelly
- Ghosts of the Deep (2010) ... Clem Donnelly
- Into the Belly of the Beast (2010) ... Clem Donnelly
- To the Furthest Place (2010) ... Clem Donnelly
 2010 Matching Jack
Connor
 2010 Outcast
Cathal
 2009 Occupation (TV Mini Series)
Mike Swift
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Mike Swift
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Mike Swift
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Mike Swift
 2009 Cherrybomb
Crilly
 2009 Five Minutes of Heaven
Joe - 2008
 2008 Blessed
Peter
 2008 Midnight Man (TV Mini Series)
Max Raban
- Part 3 (2008) ... Max Raban
- Part 2 (2008) ... Max Raban
- Part 1 (2008) ... Max Raban
 2008 The Passion (TV Mini Series)
Pilate
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Pilate
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Pilate
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Pilate
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Pilate
 2008 Fairy Tales (TV Mini Series)
Hans M. Prince
- Cinderella (2008) ... Hans M. Prince
 2008 30 Ways to Make More Time (Video short)
 2003-2007 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Tommy Murphy / Thomas Murphy
- Food Chain; Part 3 (2007) ... Tommy Murphy
- Food Chain; Part 2 (2007) ... Tommy Murphy
- Food Chain; Part 1 (2007) ... Tommy Murphy
- Episode #4.3 (2006) ... Tommy Murphy
- Episode #4.2 (2006) ... Tommy Murphy
 2007 Jekyll (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Tom Jackman / Mr Hyde / Tom Jackman
- Hyde (2007) ... Dr. Tom Jackman / Mr Hyde
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Tom Jackman
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Dr. Tom Jackman / Mr Hyde
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Dr. Tom Jackman / Mr Hyde
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Dr. Tom Jackman / Mr Hyde
 2006 0.0270270 (Short)
Distraught Man
 2005 Match Point
Detective Banner
 2005 Big Dippers (TV Movie)
Ray
 2004 Millions
Ronnie
 2004 Quite Ugly One Morning (TV Movie)
Jack Parlabane
 2004 Passer By (TV Movie)
Joe Keyes
 2004 Wall of Silence (TV Movie)
Stuart Robe
 2003 The Boys & Girl from County Clare (uncredited)
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini Series)
Nick Zakian
- The Miller's Tale (2003) ... Nick Zakian
 2002 Tractor Tom (TV Series short)
Matt (2003) (voice)
 2002 Bloody Sunday
Ivan Cooper
 2001 Murphy's Law (TV Movie)
Thomas Murphy
 2001 Lucky Break
James 'Jimmy' Hands / Lord Nelson in Show
 2000 Furry Story (Short)
Dad (voice)
 2000 Wild About Harry
Walter Adair
 2000 The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
'Mad Dog' Billy Wilson
 1998-2000 Playing the Field (TV Series)
John Dolan
- Episode #3.4 (2000) ... John Dolan
- Episode #2.7 (1999) ... John Dolan
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... John Dolan
- Episode #2.5 (1999) ... John Dolan
- Episode #2.4 (1999) ... John Dolan
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
Stanley
 1998 Body Story (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Waking Ned Devine
Pig Finn
 1996-1998 Ballykissangel (TV Series)
Leo McGarvey
- Amongst Friends (1998) ... Leo McGarvey
- Lost Sheep (1998) ... Leo McGarvey
- Personal Call (1998) ... Leo McGarvey
- I Know When I'm Not Wanted (1998) ... Leo McGarvey
- The Power and the Gory (1996) ... Leo McGarvey
 1998 Touching Evil (TV Series)
David Laney
- Scalping: Part 2 (1998) ... David Laney
- Scalping: Part 1 (1998) ... David Laney
 1998 Resurrection Man
Ryan
 1997 Jumpers (Short)
Gerald Clarke
 1997 The James Gang
Graham Armstrong
 1997 This Is the Sea
Constable Hubert Porter
 1997 Welcome to Sarajevo
Gregg
 1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Priest
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Priest
 1996 Jude
Uncle Joe
 1995 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Corporal Bryan Casey
- Sweet Revenge (1995) ... Corporal Bryan Casey
 1995 Go Now (TV Movie)
Tony
 1995 Searching (TV Series)
Duncan
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Duncan
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Duncan
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Duncan
 1994 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Sean Phelan
- Unknown Soldier (1994) ... Sean Phelan
 1994 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1994)
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Jerry Boyle
- The Kakiemon Tiger (1993) ... Jerry Boyle
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Niall
 1993 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Skeeball
- Sailortown (1993) ... Skeeball
 1992 Covington Cross (TV Series)
Humphrey
- The Hero (1992) ... Humphrey
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Yuri
- Germany, Mid-August 1916 (1992) ... Yuri
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Martin Mulholland
- Stamp Duty (1991) ... Martin Mulholland
 1991 Hear My Song
Fintan O'Donnell
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Young Man
- Virtuoso (1989) ... Young Man
 1986 Jonny Briggs (TV Series)
Robber
- Part Two (1986) ... Robber
 1986 The End of the World Man
Policeman
 1985 Ties of Blood (TV Mini Series)
Private Smart
- Out of Tune (1985) ... Private Smart
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
B Special
- The Cry (1984) ... B Special (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in "Philadelphia Here I Come" by Brian Friel on stage. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Nesbitt

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Sonia Forbes-Adam  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Nesbitt, Mary | See more »

Relatives:

Peggy Nesbitt (grandchild)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I didn't much like Las Vegas. The noise of the place and the whole 24-hour, 'let's play the slot machines all night' culture of the place just left me cold. See more »

Trivia:

Met his wife in 1989 whilst performing a world tour of Hamlet (she was understudying Ophelia, he was playing Guildenstern), shortly after leaving their respective drama schools. See more »

Trademark:

Thick irish accent See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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