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James Nesbitt joins us for Breakfast

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 07 September 2012

We put the kettle on for one of Northern Ireland's finest offerings in the acting world, James Nesbitt, who joins us for Breakfast to tell us about his new ITV drama, 'Monroe'.

James shot to sitcom superstardom in the hit TV show Cold Feet, which won him a British Comedy Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a National Television Award. Nesbitt also starred in Murphy's Law in a role that twice gained him Best Actor nominations at the Irish Film & Television Awards.

Before making his big break in television, James dropped out of the University of Ulster to follow his dreams of becoming an actor, but later became the University's Chancellor!

James is married to former actress Sonia Forbes-Adam, and they have two daughters. He is an advocate of numerous charities, and is a fan of football teams Coleraine and Manchester United.

We're looking forward to getting to know James a little better when he comes in, as long as he doesn't get cold feet...

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Summertime In The City

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Go West

    Pet Shop Boys - Very, Parlophone

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty I Won't Back Down

    Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA

  • Image for The Mock Turtles

    The Mock Turtles Can You Dig It? (Remix)

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Read All About It (Part III)

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Ringo Starr

    Ringo Starr Photograph

    Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo, Parlophone

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Kissing You Goodbye

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along The Watchtower

    The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Universal

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dream Of Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Coral

    The Coral Dreaming Of You

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Sweet

    Sweet Blockbuster

    Blockbuster! Sensational 70's (Va), Castle

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Fires

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Elton John & Pnau

    Elton John & Pnau Foreign Fields

    Good Morning To The Night, Mercury, 6

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 ABC

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones It's Not Unusual

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Pause For Thought

    From Canon Ann Easter, Chief Executive of a Charity and Chaplain to the Queen.

    I was there, of course, in Stratford in 2005 when the result of the Olympic Committee’s deliberations was read out and we learned that London was to be the venue for the 2012 Olympics. We went crazy! Everyone hugging each other and screaming while the Red Arrows flew overhead and the editor of the local newspaper asked me, as the then Area Dean for Newham, whether I thought that this would be a good thing for our borough.
    And I’m not terribly bothered about sports so I said that I really hoped that the hopes, energy, work and money that would be needed to make the Games happen, would also produce a lasting legacy which would improve the lives of our people.
    There’s no doubt that we’ll have a magnificent park, some great sports stadia and some new homes too, in time, when the present buildings are refurbished and that will be a marvellous and huge legacy, I hope, but, having lived through this Jubilympic summer, I’m hoping for more than just things.
    I’ve heard crowds cheering, not just for the winner, but for everyone who’s done their best and I want us to hold on to that way of being supporters, not jeering but cheering ; I’ve seen sportsmen and women compete and win – but then turn around to console the others who tried really hard but didn’t come in first – did you see that lovely picture of the table tennis player hug his collapsed opponent and made him laugh in his exhaustion – I want us to grow into that sort of competitor; and I’ve chatted with people on the train and drunk tea with neighbours I didn’t know, and I’d like us to continue to enjoy being communities rather than people who happen to live in the same street.
    And, if that’s what the Games are going to leave us when the show has moved on, then I’ll be a very happy beneficiary.


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