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James Nesbitt

Highest Rated:   93% Coriolanus (2011)
Lowest Rated:   48% Lucky Break (2002)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Hobbit Trilogy
  • Bofur
2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Bofur
$187.8M 2014
63% Gold
  • Frank
2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Bofur
$180.5M 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Bofur
$303.1M 2012
82% The Way
  • Jack
$4.3M 2011
93% Coriolanus
  • Tribune Sicinius
$0.5M 2011
64% Outcast
  • Cathal
2010
69% Matching Jack
  • Actor
$0.3M 2010
No Score Yet Cherrybomb
  • Actor
2009
75% Five Minutes of Heaven
  • Joe
2009
No Score Yet Blessed (2008)
  • Actor
2008
56% The Tale of Despereaux
  • Actor
$50.9M 2008
77% Match Point
  • Detective Banner
$23.1M 2005
87% Millions
  • Ronnie
$6.5M 2005
No Score Yet Women Talking Dirty
  • Stanley
2004
92% Bloody Sunday
  • Ivan Cooper
$0.8M 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
83% 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
93% Hear My Song
  • Fintan
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% The Missing
2014-2016
  • Tony Hughes
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
72% Babylon
2014
  • Richard Miller
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Occupation
2012
  • Sgt. Mike Swift
  • 2009
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2008

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