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James Nesbitt is a British theater, film and television actor.
James thought to follow in his father's footsteps and become a teacher, and therefore began to study French at the University of Ulster.
However, he studied for only one year, deciding to become an actor, for which he moved to London and entered the Central School of Speech and Drama.
For the first time on television, James appeared in 1984 in a small role (uncredited) in one episode of the series Play for Today.
Best Known For
Nesbitt’s most known television role is Adam Williams in the romantic comedy-drama series Cold Feet (1997–2003, 2016–present), which won him a British Comedy Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a National Television Award.
Also, he portrayed Bofur in The Hobbit film series (2012–2014).
James’ orientation is straight.
Nesbitt was married to Sonia Forbes-Adam, the daughter of the Reverend Sir Timothy Forbes Adam. They had two daughters, Peggy and Mary. James and his wife were divorced in 2016.
Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim.
His father, Jim Nesbitt, was the headmaster of the primary school in Lisnamurrican. His mother, May Nesbitt, was a civil servant. He has three older sisters named Margaret, Kathryn, and Andrea.
James is Protestant.
Worth To Know
Since 2005, James has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF UK.
He also participates in numerous charity events, and in March 2010 he was elected Chancellor of Ulster university.