James Nesbitt

Actor, Film actor

1965 –

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Who is James Nesbitt?

James Nesbitt is an actor, presenter and comedian from Northern Ireland. Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, 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 he 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 to the political drama Paddywack. He made his feature film debut playing talent agent Fintan O'Donnell in Hear My Song.

Nesbitt got his breakthrough television role playing Adam Williams in the romantic comedy-drama Cold Feet, 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. With the rest of the starring cast, Nesbitt was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. In Lucky Break, he made his debut as a film lead, playing prisoner Jimmy Hands.

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Born
Jan 15, 1965
Ballymena
Also known as
  • Jimmy
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Irish people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Coleraine Academical Institution
  • University of Ulster
Employment
  • Chancellor, University of Ulster
    (2010/03 - )
Lived in
  • County Antrim
  • Coleraine

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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