Jan. 15th, 1965
Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
5' 11 1/2"
James Nesbitt's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Cherrybomb
2009 - Five Minutes of Heaven
2005 - Match Point
2004 - Millions
2002 - Bloody Sunday
1997 - This Is the Sea
1996 - Jude
Guest TV Roles
Hans M. Prince
Corporal Bryan Casey
Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also school of Brian Campbell (II) & Brian McAlister), James had no interest in acting, concentrating on his French studies. It was not until teacher Robert Simpson encouraged him to take an apprenticeship at the local Riverside Theatre that his interest began, eventually leading him to a drama school in London.
- His mother-in-law is actress 'Penelope Munday' (qv).
- His sister was the school music teacher of 'Jayne Wisener' (qv).
- Children: Peggy and Mary.
- Was offered a major guest part in the David Tennant's First Season of Doctor Who but was not free.
- Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
- 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.
- Good friends with 'Jerome Flynn' (qv), they play football together.
- A supporter of Manchester United Football Club
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