James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt

Highest Rated: 92% Coriolanus (2011)

Lowest Rated: 42% Cherrybomb (2009)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1965

Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, actor James Nesbitt didn't plan on becoming an actor until a teacher suggested he join the theater. Since then, he has gone on to appear in many international feature films set in Ireland, but he is mostly known as Adam Williams on Cold Feet, the popular British sitcom about three couples in their thirties living in the Manchester area. After his feature-film debut in 1991, he landed a regular spot on the British comedy series Ballykissangel. After a brief stint with serious subjects in the war drama Welcome to Sarajevo and the thriller Resurrection Man, Nesbitt found a place for himself working in comedies with the sleeper hit Waking Ned Devine. In 1999, he starred in two wicked comedies: Women Talking Dirty and The Most Fertile Man in Ireland. His first leading role came in A Lucky Break, the crime caper from the director of The Full Monty, but it was not as successful as it was projected to be. In 2002, he returned to more somber material with Bloody Sunday, a docudrama about the murder of peaceful protesters in Northern Ireland during the early '70s. In 2003, he moved on to musical comedy for John Irvin's The Great Ceili War.


Highest Rated Movies



59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Bofur $187.8M 2014
67% Gold Frank 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Bofur $180.5M 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bofur $303.1M 2012
83% The Way Jack $4.4M 2011
92% Coriolanus Tribune Sicinius $0.5M 2011
64% Outcast Cathal 2010
69% Matching Jack Actor $0.3M 2010
42% Cherrybomb Actor 2009
75% Five Minutes of Heaven Joe 2009
No Score Yet Blessed (2008) Actor 2008
57% The Tale of Despereaux Actor $50.9M 2008
77% Match Point Detective Banner $23.2M 2005
88% Millions Ronnie $6.5M 2005
No Score Yet Women Talking Dirty Stanley 2004
92% Bloody Sunday Ivan Cooper $0.9M 2002
48% Lucky Break Jimmy 2002
No Score Yet Wild About Harry Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Most Fertile Man in Ireland Billy Wilson 1999
84% Waking Ned Devine Pig Finn 1998
60% Go Now Tony 1998
No Score Yet Resurrection Man Ryan 1998
No Score Yet Body Story Actor 1998
80% Welcome to Sarajevo Gregg 1997
81% Jude Actor 1996
90% Hear My Song Fintan 1991


82% Cold Feet
Adam Williams 2018
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Lucky Man
DI Harry Clayton 2018
93% The Missing
Tony Hughes 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2016
74% Babylon
Richard Miller 2015
No Score Yet Occupation
Sgt. Mike Swift 2009
No Score Yet Top Gear
Guest 2008
No Score Yet Mystery!
David Laney 2000
No Score Yet Jekyll
Tom Jackman/Mr. Hyde


Dori says: you can't reason with them there halfwits

Dori says: You can't reason with them there halfwits.

Bofur says: well what does that make us

Bofur says: Well what does that make us?

Ivan Cooper says: You have destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've given the IRA the biggest victory it will ever have. All over this city tonight, young men... boys will be joining the IRA, and you will reap a whirlwind.

Tribune Brutus says: "Nature teaches beasts to know their friends"

Tribune Brutus says: Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.

Tribune Brutus says: Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding

Tribune Brutus says: Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.

Volumnia says: Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.

Jack says: Now there's something you don't see everyday: a yank without an opinion!

Ivan Cooper says: You have destroyed the civil rights group.