Television, film and theatre actor, James Nesbitt is one of Ireland’s most famous faces. The award winning actor has contributed to the industry for over four decades and now gives audiences an insight into life in the limelight as an after dinner speaker and gives them the opportunity to find out more in his lively question and answer sessions.
Best known for his breakthrough role on ITV’s Cold Feet, James shot to fame for his portrayal of Adam Williams in the comedy drama series. From his initial TV debut, James grew from strength to strength and his reputation as a gifted actor was solidified by his appearances in Murphy's Law, The Missing and Outcast. Originally known for his ability to play comedy characters, James proved himself to be versatile as he transitioned into more dramatic roles throughout his career. Most recently, James has starred in the infamous series of The Hobbit films, playing one of the mythical characters.
A destined performer, James grew up acting, singing and dancing for the duration of his childhood. Starting out in musical theatre productions such as Oliver and Pinocchio, where he got his equity card for professional acting. After deciding against an academic education, James pursued acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama where he first got his foot in the door of London’s acting scene. Initially, James made his mark as a stage actor in plays like Paddywack, before appearing in on screen roles.
As a multi talented performer, James has received recognition for his long standing contributions to the arts. Starting with his impressive performance in Cold Feet, which saw him nominated for six awards and win four, including the Best TV Comedy Actor in 2000 and Best Actor in 2003. A regular name at the National Television Awards, and the Irish Film and Television Awards, James has garnered a reputation for his versatile acting abilities. To date, James has been nominated and won over twenty acting awards.
With a distinguished career in the arts, and decades of appearances in major film roles its not surprising James Nesbitt is in high demand as an after dinner speaker. Known for his approachable and charismatic demeanor, James is the ideal choice of speaker to engage your guest right into the evening, with tales from his fascinating lifetime of work.