Born on January 15, 1965
From Coleraine, Northern Ireland
James Nesbitt as "Tony Hughes"
A complex, delicate narrative drives "The Missing," a dramatic thriller taking place in two countries and at several times. It begins when Oliver, 5, disappears while his family is vacationing in France, prompting a massive manhunt led by Police Detective Julien Baptiste and Oliver's bereft father, Tony, who is obsessed with finding him. Eight years later, the unsolved case has cost Tony his marriage and threatened his sanity; he refuses to believe his son is dead. Agreeing with Tony when new evidence emerges, Julien comes out of retirement to reinvestigate the case and find the boy.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)||Nominated||Leading Actor|
James Nesbitt as "Dr. Tom Jackman"
Adapted from the famous novel by Robert Louis Stephenson, this contemporary thriller follows Dr. Tom Jackman as he uses an array of modern technlogy in an increasingly desperate attempt to hold at bay a deadly foe: Mr. Hyde, his savage and ruthless alter ego. Although they time-share the same body, Mr. Hyde is significantly stronger and faster than Tom -- and his strength is still growing. The stakes get even higher when Hyde learns of the existence of Tom's beautiful wife, Claire, and their two children, whom he uses as pawns in his power play against Tom. The doctor relies heavily on his assistant, psychiatric nurse Katherine Reimer, to help him somehow keep Hyde in check. Peter Syme is Tom's best friend, Miranda Callendar is a private eye who stumbles onto Tom's bizarre double life, and Benjamin is an American overseeing a mission to overtake and capture Hyde.
|Golden Globe (2008)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
James Nesbitt as "Pig Finn"
When best friends Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O'Sullivan (David Kelly) discover someone in their small Irish village has won the lottery, they immediately set off to see if the winner is in a sharing mood. Deducing that Ned Devine is the lucky man, O'Shea and O'Sullivan pay him a visit, only to find him dead from shock. Since Devine is the only one who can claim the prize, the townsfolk band together to convince the claim inspector that O'Sullivan is really Devine, and split the cash.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|