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James Nesbitt (born 1965) is a Northern Irish actor. Nesbitt got his
breakthrough television role playing Adam Williams in the romantic
comedy-drama Cold Feet (1998–2003), which won him a British Comedy
Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a National
Television Award. His first significant film role came when he appeared
as pig farmer "Pig" Finn in Waking Ned (1998). With the rest of the
starring cast, Nesbitt was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In Lucky Break (2001), he made his debut as a film lead playing
prisoner Jimmy Hands. The next year, he played Ivan Cooper in the
television film Bloody Sunday, about the 1972 shootings in Derry.
Nesbitt has also starred in Murphy's Law (2001–2007) as undercover
detective Tommy Murphy, in a role that was created for him by writer
Colin Bateman. Nesbitt has since appeared in several more dramatic
roles; he starred alongside Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven
(2009), and was one of three lead actors in the television miniseries
Occupation (2009) and The Deep (2010). He also starred in the movies
Outcast (2010) and Emilio Estevez's The Way (2011), and has been cast
in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit (2012/13). (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Justinian the Great deposed Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople,
after he refused the Byzantine Emperor's order to adopt the tenets of
the Aphthartodocetae, a sect of Monophysites.
The Convention Parliament convened to justify the overthrow of James
II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, who had vacated the throne
when he fled to France in 1688.
World War II: The Allies commenced Operation Shingle, an amphibious
landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.
Iran Crisis: The Republic of Mahabad declared its independence, seeking
autonomy for the Kurds within Iran.
After being convicted of receiving bribes, Pennsylvania Treasurer R.
Budd Dwyer committed suicide during a televised press conference.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A room (or separate guesthouse) in a monastery for the temporary
accommodation of guests or pilgrims
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in
passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
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