James Nesbitt

British Actors You Should Know: James Nesbitt

Today’s “actor you should know” owns half a prize winning race horse, has acted as a UNICEF UK ambassador since 2005 and is the current Chancellor of the University of Ulster, no less. A proud Northern Irishman, James Nesbitt is a big fan of sport (particularly Manchester United and his hometown team, Coleraine) and has recently started presenting travel programs including one entitled James Nesbitt’s Ireland.

You may wonder how this charming, talented fella finds time for his main job – acting. But Nesbitt’s been working steadily since the early 90’s and it doesn’t appear that he’s planning on letting up anytime soon.

Let’s look at a small sampling of his many excellent roles over the years.