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 ...

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Bloody Sunday (2002)

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Allan Gildea  •  Gerard Crossan  •  Mary Moulds

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Allan Gildea  •  Gerard Crossan  •  Mary Moulds

Jude (1996)

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In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rachel Griffiths

In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rachel Griffiths

Match Point (2005)

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Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would take him far from it - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Brian Cox

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would take him far from it - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Brian Cox

Millions (2004)

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Alexander Nathan Etel  •  Lewis McGibbon  •  James Nesbitt  •  Daisy Donovan

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Alexander Nathan Etel  •  Lewis McGibbon  •  James Nesbitt  •  Daisy Donovan

This Is the Sea (1997)

The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Ross McDade  •  Richard Harris  •  Gabriel Byrne

The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Ross McDade  •  Richard Harris  •  Gabriel Byrne

Waking Ned (1998)

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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Ian Bannen  •  David Kelly  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Susan Lynch

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Ian Bannen  •  David Kelly  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Susan Lynch

Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get children out of the country ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Stephen Dillane  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Emira Nušević

Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get children out of the country ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Stephen Dillane  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Emira Nušević

Hear My Song (1991)

Singer Josef Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. What he also left behind was the love of his life Cathleen Doyle. Now, Micky O’Neill is desperate to save both his ailing Liverpool nightclub ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Ned Beatty  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Shirley Anne Field  •  William Hootkins

Singer Josef Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. What he also left behind was the love of his life Cathleen Doyle. Now, Micky O’Neill is desperate to save both his ailing Liverpool nightclub ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Ned Beatty  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Shirley Anne Field  •  William Hootkins

Resurrection Man (1998)

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  John Hannah  •  Geraldine O'Rawe  •  James Nesbitt

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  John Hannah  •  Geraldine O'Rawe  •  James Nesbitt

Women Talking Dirty (2001)

A lively, outspoken single mother develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Coky Giedroyc
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Gina McKee  •  Eileen Atkins  •  Kenneth Cranham

A lively, outspoken single mother develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Coky Giedroyc
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Gina McKee  •  Eileen Atkins  •  Kenneth Cranham

The End of the World Man (1986)

When some Belfast children find out that city planners intend to "develop" a wooded area called the Glen that the girls use as a retreat from the pressures of city life, they decide to fight back - but in their own way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Miskelly
CAST:  Geraldine Hughes  •  Michael Knowles  •  Ian McElhinney  •  James Nesbitt

When some Belfast children find out that city planners intend to "develop" a wooded area called the Glen that the girls use as a retreat from the pressures of city life, they decide to fight back - but in their own way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Miskelly
CAST:  Geraldine Hughes  •  Michael Knowles  •  Ian McElhinney  •  James Nesbitt

Matching Jack (2010)

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Russell  •  James Nesbitt  •  Richard Roxburgh

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Russell  •  James Nesbitt  •  Richard Roxburgh

The Way (2010)

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When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to Spain. Tom soon joins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Nesbitt

When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to Spain. Tom soon joins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Nesbitt

Blessed (2008)

A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Aldridge
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Gary Lewis  •  Lil Woods

A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Aldridge
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Gary Lewis  •  Lil Woods

Coriolanus (2011)

Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Fiennes
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Lubna Azabal  •  Ashraf Barhom

Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Fiennes
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Lubna Azabal  •  Ashraf Barhom

Outcast (2010)

When Mary and her teenage son, Fergal, move to yet another new home, it soon becomes clear they live their lives on the run, hiding from someone or something, terrified of being found. Their hunter, Cathal, soon picks up the trail. Intent on tracking Mary and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colm McCarthy
CAST:  Therese Bradley  •  James Nesbitt  •  Niall Bruton  •  Claire Catterson

When Mary and her teenage son, Fergal, move to yet another new home, it soon becomes clear they live their lives on the run, hiding from someone or something, terrified of being found. Their hunter, Cathal, soon picks up the trail. Intent on tracking Mary and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colm McCarthy
CAST:  Therese Bradley  •  James Nesbitt  •  Niall Bruton  •  Claire Catterson

Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Hirschbiegel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  James Nesbitt  •  Anamaria Marinca  •  Gerard Jordan

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Hirschbiegel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  James Nesbitt  •  Anamaria Marinca  •  Gerard Jordan
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