James Nesbitt is an Imp

Whenever I see pictures of James “Jimmy” Nesbitt, I want to laugh. Not at him but at whatever is making him laugh. His frequent grin makes him immediately likeable, but honestly, I wasn’t sure what to think of him at first. Thankfully, over the last year or so, I’ve come to think he’s a good guy. Not a perfect guy (who is?) but someone personable and real. I began to understand this when those on The Hobbit set were saying how truly nice he is, “One of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.”

His recent interview in the Telegraph just continues the perception, and what I love is that he’s candid about his life without making anyone wallow in it. And I really appreciate he took his wife and kids with him to New Zealand and then admitted the kids weren’t crazy about it at first. Real, real and more real. Thank you, Jimmy. :D Plus, the whole time I was reading I could see his eyes smiling. Hmmm. I would bet when Dad gets serious those kids listen! LOL!

As of today, I have not viewed much that he’s been cast in, but I intend to change that in the near future! Until then, a few pictures to make it clear his eyes twinkle:

With his wife, Sonia

As Gabriel Monroe

As Bofur

Oh, and a must:

Dear Jimmy,

Next time you see your friend Dickie, please say hello for me.

One of Dickie’s crazy fans


  1. I’ve actually been a fan of Nesbitt’s for several years and was pleased when he was cast in the film. I love the twinkle in his eyes and that infectious dimpled grin (and the charming Irish accent).

    He has a gift for both comedy and dramatic roles. I think you will enjoy his performances.

    I still think his Bofur look channels Pippi Longstocking or the Wendy’s girl. ;)

  2. 1. Aside from Ian and Martin the only actor I know of before “researching” the cast.

    2. Dickie??? RA does not strike me as a Dickie. Rich maybe.

    3. I agree with fedoralady – definitely a Pippi Longstocking look about Bofur:)

  3. Doing that comment again. LOL!

    No, he doesn’t strike me as a Dickie either, but that’s what an imp would call him. :D

    Agree on Pippi Longstocking. LOL!

  4. I’m thankful they didn’t also give him red hair. Somehow I don’t think Jimmie would look good as a redhead LOL
    And I could see him calling Richard “Dickie” with a definite wicked gleam in his eyes . . . ;)

  5. The first time I saw James Nesbitt was in Ballykissangel and really liked him in it, That was in 1998. The next show was Touching Evil that starred Robson Green and Nicola Walker. He was in one of the shows and I believe the murder and very creepy. It has been fun to watch him over the years and can’t wait to see him in the Hobbit.

  6. I LOVE James Nesbitt!!! He usually makes me laugh, but the one thing I saw him in that I can’t shake from my memory is Jekyll. His Jekyll and Hyde: a-mah-zing!!! And super creepy. But awesome.

  7. You need to watch the whole five seasons of “Cold Feet”. Not only is it a great comedy/drama show, but Nesbitt plays one of the main characters. The added bonus is of course that RA himself is a guest star in series five! :D

    But yeah, Nesbitt will always be Adam from “Cold Feet” for me. Looking forward to seeing him – and Dickie (erm, yeah, I think he’s more of a “Rich” or “Richie” too, but then again, I don’t know him personally!) – in “The Hobbit”.

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