James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt

  • Highest Rated: 92% Coriolanus (2011)
  • Lowest Rated: 48% Lucky Break (2002)
  • 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.

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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
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
No Score Yet 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
76% 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
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
90% Hear My Song Fintan 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

85% Cold Feet
1998-2018
Adam Williams
  • 2018
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Lucky Man
2018
DI Harry Clayton
  • 2018
93% The Missing
2014-2016
Tony Hughes
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2008
  • 2007
74% Babylon
2014
Richard Miller
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Occupation
2012
Sgt. Mike Swift
  • 2009
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
David Laney
  • 2000
No Score Yet Jekyll
2007
Tom Jackman/Mr. Hyde

QUOTES FROM James Nesbitt CHARACTERS

Dori
you can't reason with them there halfwits
Dori
You can't reason with them there halfwits.
Bofur
well what does that make us
Bofur
Well what does that make us?
Ivan Cooper
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
"Nature teaches beasts to know their friends"
Tribune Brutus
Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.
Tribune Brutus
Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding
Tribune Brutus
Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.
Volumnia
Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.
Jack
Now there's something you don't see everyday: a yank without an opinion!
Ivan Cooper
You have destroyed the civil rights group.