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How old is Bloodlands star James Nesbitt and what are his most famous roles?

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James Nesbitt takes the lead in new BBC drama Bloodlands tonight but hold old is the veteran TV actor?

How did he break into acting? And is he married with children? Get the answers to these questions and more below…

How old is James Nesbitt?

James Nesbitt was born on January 15, 1965. As of 2021 he is 56 years old.

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James Nesbitt and his pal Billie Piper join Graham Norton (Credit: SplashNews)

How did James Nesbitt get into acting?

James began acting as a teen, landing the part of the Artful Dodger at Riverside Theatre at just 13. He went on to graduate from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London – graduating in 1987 at 22.

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This was followed by a string of theatre roles and small television roles. He of course hit the big time when he landed the role of Adam Williams in Cold Feet.

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James found fame in ITV drama Cold Feet (Credit: YouTube)

The series ran from 1998-2003 and then again from 2016-2020 – making James a British household name.

A multitude of additional television, advertising and movie roles ensued.

Stand-out roles include BBC drama Bloody Sunday, The Hobbit movies, Jekyll and Murphy’s Law.

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He’s best known for starring in Cold Feet in the UK (Credit: SplashNews)

Has James Nesbitt won any awards?

James has won many prestigious awards over the years. In fact, this includes the National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer for his role in Cold Feet and British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actor for Cold Feet in 2000.

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Bloodlands star James Nesbitt during an interview on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

What is James Nesbitt’s net worth?

According to The Irish Times, James’ company Brown Cow Films is worth upwards of £4 million. However, his overall personal net worth is likely much higher.

Is James Nesbitt married?

James was married to English actress Sonia Forbes-Adam from 1994-2016. However, they first started dating in 1989.

Speaking of his divorce to the Radio Times in 2020, he said: “I certainly regret things, but I’m also aware that I can’t change them.

He added: “You can try to learn from it. I regret any pain that was caused.”

During his marriage a legal secretary sold a ‘kiss and tell’ story about her alleged affair with the actor.

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James with his ex-wife Sonia (Credit: SplashNews)

Does he have any kids?

James and Sonia share two daughters – Peggy, 24, and Mary, 20. They are both actors too, and appeared in the final two Hobbit movies.

Is James Nesbitt single?

James Nesbitt’s current relationship status has a bit of a question mark. However, he has been attending events with actress Katy Gleadhill since 2019.

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The actor with his ex-wife and two daughters (Credit: SplashNews)

James Nesbitt and that Yellow Pages ad

James Nesbitt famously starred in multiple Yellow Pages ads. This included the hilarious ad when James unsuccessfully attempted to cut his niece’s hair.

What’s he working on in 2021?

James has just finished shooting Stay Close which should air later in 2021.

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