Born and raised in Northern Ireland, James Nesbitt is now one of the UK’s most high profile actors.
Starting his career on stage, Nesbitt has appeared in numerous plays including: Paddywack, Translations, As You Like It, Philadelphia Here I Come, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay and Shoot The Crow in the West End.
Nesbitt’s first major TV roles included Ballykissangel and Playing The Field, but it was playing ‘Adam’ in Cold Feet that brought him to the attention of a wider audience.
Based around the lives of three thirty-something couples, this critically-acclaimed drama won James a British Comedy Award in 2000 and a UK National Television Award in 2003.
His range of television roles since then has included:
- Murphy’s Law
- The Passion
- The Deep
- The Missing
- Stan Lee’s Lucky Man
James Nesbitt has also starred in a number of critically acclaimed films, including Bloody Sunday, Danny Boyle’s movie Millions, BAFTA award-winning Occupation for BBC One.
He has also starred in Coriolanus, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler and played the role of Bofur in The Hobbit trilogy.
An extremely experienced after-dinner speaker and awards host, James has hosted the British Independent Film Awards, The Travel Trade Gazette Awards, The Empire Awards, GQ Awards, The Campaign Media Awards and The Music Week Awards.
In 2015, James also hosted the FIFA Ballon D’or Awards – this internationally broadcasted ceremony included a selective list of guests including current and former footballers & professional coaches from around the world.
“James was a fabulous surprise. He held his audience and tailored his speech to include aspects of our company business. The standing ovation he received at the end of his speech said it all”
Allan Chapman & James Ltd