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James Nesbitt

Highest Rated:   92% Coriolanus (2011)
Lowest Rated:   42% Cherrybomb (2009)
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Birthplace:   Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
Began acting at age 13, when he won the role of the Artful Dodger in a local production of Oliver! Initially attended university to study French, with the intentions of following in his father's footsteps and becoming a teacher, but dropped out after a year to study acting. As a drama student, shared a flat with Jason Isaacs and Jared Harris. Was named a UNICEF ambassador in 2005, campaigning for children's rights. Works with Wave Trauma Centre, which helps victims affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Is a fan of Coleraine FC and Manchester United FC. Originally opposed Malcolm Glazer's 2005 takeover of Manchester FC but after completion of the deal, appeared in TV adverts promoting executive boxes at Old Trafford and was criticised by fans, following which he gave half of his 10,000 fee to the Manchester United Supporters' Trust and the other half to UNICEF. Appointed Chancellor of Ulster University in 2010. Was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama and to the community in Northern Ireland.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
$4.3M 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
$23.1M 2005
88% 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
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
87% Bloodlands
2021
  • DCI Tom Brannick
  • 2021
82% 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
  • Actor
  • 2008
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • David Laney
  • 2000
No Score Yet Jekyll
2007
  • Tom Jackman/Mr. Hyde

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