James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt

Jan. 15th, 1965
Born in
Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
5' 11 1/2

James Nesbitt's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Jekyll (UK) TV Show
Jekyll (UK)
Stan Lee's Lucky Man TV Show
Stan Lee's Lucky Man
The Deep TV Show
The Deep
Cold Feet (UK) TV Show
Cold Feet (UK)
Babylon TV Show
Monroe (UK) TV Show
Monroe (UK)
Murphy's Law (UK) TV Show
Murphy's Law (UK)
Midnight Man (UK) TV Show
Midnight Man (UK)
Occupation (UK) TV Show
Occupation (UK)
The Passion (UK) TV Show
The Passion (UK)
Common As Muck (UK) TV Show
Common As Muck (UK)
OFI Sunday (UK) TV Show
OFI Sunday (UK)
Searching (UK) TV Show
Searching (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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William James Nesbitt, OBE is an actor and television presenter, best known for The Deep, Monroe, The Missing, The Secret, Cold Feet and Stan Lee's Lucky Man.

  • After starring in _"Jekyll" (2007)_ (qv), written by _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv) writer 'Steven Moffat' (qv), some press reports speculated that he would be the next star of _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv). In a 2008 interview with a British television magazine, Nesbitt dismissed the reports, stating that he didn't think he could follow 'Christopher Eccleston' (qv) and 'David Tennant (I)' (qv) and he felt that at the age of 43, he would be considered too old for the part anyway.
  • A supporter of Manchester United Football Club
  • His mother-in-law is actress 'Penelope Munday' (qv).
  • Was offered a major guest part in the David Tennant's First Season of Doctor Who but was not free.
  • Appeared at the CineMagic World Screen Festival for Young People 2002 in Belfast, N.I.
  • Good friends with 'Jerome Flynn' (qv), they play football together.
  • His sister was the school music teacher of 'Jayne Wisener' (qv).
  • 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.

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