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      John Nettles

      John Nettles

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      Birthday: Oct 11, 1943

      Birthplace: St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK

      John Nettles has enjoyed a successful career as a respected theater performer and well-known television actor for over 30 years, and, from his work in the '80s crime drama "Bergerac," became the unofficial face of tourism in Jersey, England. Nettles discovered his interest in acting while at the University of Southampton and joined a local repertory theater soon after graduating. He landed his first major TV role in the 1971 British series "A Family at War," about the experiences of a working-class Liverpool family during World War II. After several minor parts, he landed another high-profile role on the popular sitcom "The Liver Birds," about two single roommates, reserved Sandra and outspoken Beryl, and the problems they encountered in their everyday lives. Nettles played Paul, Sandra's devoted but frustrated boyfriend, from 1972 to 1976. After leaving the show in its final season, Nettles portrayed the romantic and noble Bassanio in the BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" and scored another critical and commercial hit with his portrayal of the unorthodox Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac in the popular TV drama "Bergerac." Set on the small island of Jersey, the show blended fantasy elements with traditional crime stories, making Bergerac's numerous relationships an ongoing source of drama. He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for several years after "Bergerac" went off the air, returning to TV in 1997 as DCI Tom Barnaby in the popular detective series "Midsomer Murders," based on the best-selling books by Caroline Graham.

      Filmography

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      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. James Mortimer (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Electric Vendetta DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Blood Will Out DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Beyond the Grave DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Strangler's Wood D.C.I. Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Death in Disguise DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: The Killings at Badger's Drift DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Dead Man's Eleven DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Written in Blood DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Faithful Unto Death DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) - 1997

      TV

      Credit
      89% 80% Poldark Ray Penvenen (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet 88% Midsomer Murders DCI Tom Barnaby (Character) 1997-2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bergerac Jim Bergerac (Character) 1981 1983-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet BBC Television Shakespeare Bassanio (Character) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Liver Birds Unknown (Character) 1972 1974-1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Beauty Unknown (Guest Star) 1973