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John Nettles

​John Nettles has been a familiar face on British and International television screens for over thirty years. From his early beginnings in the UK hit comedy "The Liver Birds" (1969), he became a household name overnight playing the Jersey detective "Jim Bergerac". The series, "Bergerac" (1981), was a huge hit in Britain and was exported to many countries across the world including France, Spain and Greece, gaining him thousands of fans. His new found fame as Bergerac gave him almost film-star-like fame and fortune, not to mention thousands of female admirers! Despite "Bergerac" (1981) being mothballed in the early 1990s, the series still has a considerable fan base and lingering popularity abroad, especially in Jersey, where images of John Nettles are still used for advertising tourist attractions and other services on the island. Nettles' polished Shakesperean performances have won him critical acclaim and many consider him to rival fellow British stalwarts of theatre such as Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. Oddly enough, however, he has never really ventured onto the big screen and has seemed happy to stick to stage and television throughout his successful career. Most recently he has enjoying continued success playing the straightforward DCI Tom Barnaby in ITV's _"Midsomer Murders" (1997). He is on record as wanting to create a TV detective without any of the usual tics, and consequently Tom Barnaby is a happy family man, who just happens to live in the most murderous part of an otherwise stereotypically idyllic English countryside.

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Oct 11, 1943 In St. Austell, Cornwall, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Series Walks with My Dog 2017-03-09
Latest Project:
In the movie One More Time 1970-05-01
Known For
Poster of Shakespeare: The Legacy
Poster of Airport
Poster of The Skipper
Poster of Arnhem: The Story of an Escape
Series Walks with My Dog Himself
Movie Shakespeare: The Legacy Unknown
Series Toast of London Unknown
Series Skavlan Guest
Movie Sindy The Fairy Princess Unknown
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. James Mortimer
Series Midsomer Murders DCI Tom Barnaby
Series Airport Unknown
Movie All Men Are Mortal Sanier
Series The Skipper Unknown
Series The Detectives Jim Bergerac
Series Heartbeat Unknown
Series Robin of Sherwood Unknown
Series Natural World Unknown
Series The Agatha Christie Hour Unknown
Series Bergerac Det. Sgt. Jim Bergerac
Movie The Merchant of Venice Bassanio
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown
Series Enemy at the Door Unknown
Movie Arnhem: The Story of an Escape Theo Redman
Series Dickens Of London Macrone
Movie One More Time Dixon