JOHN NETTLES
Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby


John at the "Midsomer" village Fayre, Covent Garden - July 2004
PHOTO - COPYRIGHT JOAN STREET

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John Nettles was born in St. Austell, Cornwall on 11th October 1943. He studied philosophy and history at Southampton University where he also acted in drama society productions. It was there that he had a lucky break being spotted by an agent who arranged for him to work at the Royal Court theatre.

Before 'Midsomer Murders' John Nettles was best known for his role as Sergeant Jim Bergerac, in the long-running T.V. series 'Bergerac'. Other T.V. appearances include 'A Family at War', 'Black Beauty', 'The Liver Birds', 'Dickens of London' and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' .

John has also been a long running player with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has appeared in TV dramatisations of The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet. He has starred in several seasons of panto and narrated several major television series including Airport, Disaster, Fraud Squad, The Tourist Trap. A documentary about Sir John Betjeman led to John's involvement in a new series about the West Country, for Arts World.

John currently lives in a beautiful converted barn near Eversham with his wife, Cathy and their two dogs, Alice and Toby. He still regularly flies to Jersey where 'Bergerac' was set, to see his daughter Emma who is assistant registrar for Jersey! John is a proud grandfather to Emma's son Nathan.


FILM & T.V. ROLES + Theatre & public appearances where known + Interview/photo gallery links
Click on title where highlighted for further information and pictures

DATE

TITLE

ROLE

2009

 The Royal Theatrical Fund Fayre 2009

 Himself

2008

 Wedding Car meets Sergeant Bergerac-on the set, TV2 Norway Interview

 Himself

2008

 John Nettles Applauds - ITV West

 Himself

2008

 The Cult of Saturday Night - Bergerac - BBC4

 Himself

2007

 Norfolk Police Gala - 2nd September

 Special Guest

2007

 Tao of Bergerac - BBC Radio 4

 Himself

2007

 The Hunt for Middle England - BBC4

 Himself

2006

 Animal Passions - ITV 21.5.96

 Presenter

2006

 John's thoughts on Series 10

.

2006

 My Top Ten - ITV3 - shown between Xmas & NW

 Himself

2006

 Christmas Carol Festival, Covent Garden

 Performer

2006

 Betjeman's West Country - UK ITV1 West Country

 Presenter

2005

 Midsomer Fayre - Covent Garden - July 2005

 Charity appearance for 'The Royal
 Theatrical Fund' - subject to work
 commitments.

2004

 Interview - on Christmas & 'Ghosts of Christmas Past'

.

2004

 Photo Gallery - montage of photos

.

2004

 Windsor Festival - Castle Hotel - October 2004
 http://www.englishserenata.com

 Appearing with English Serenata &
 Rosemary Squires

2004

 "Mid Somer" Fayre - Covent Garden - July 2004

 Charity appearance for 'The Royal
 Theatrical Fund'

2004

 Heartbeat - 8th April

.

2003

 Interview on BBC Radio Cornwall-scroll to John's name

 Himself

2003

 The Lee - Midsummer Fete - July 2003

 Guest appearance

2003

 Saints & Sinners - Theatre Royal, Bath (24th August)

 Himself

2003

 Pulling Power (ITV1 Motoring Magazine programme)

 Himself

2002

 The Hound of the Baskervilles - T.V. Special - BBC1

 Dr. Mortimer

2002/2003

 Peter Pan, Plymouth

 Captain Hook

2000/2001

 Dick Whittington, Newcastle

 King Rat

2000

 Sweet Song of Avon, Lichfield Festival

 Narrator

2000

 Broomsgrove Festival with English Serenata

 Narrator

2000

 French Collection with English Serenata-tour

 Narrator

1999-2000

 Jack & The Beanstalk, Wolverhampton

 Flesh Creep

1999

 Songs of Praise - BBC

 Narrator

1998

 Fraud Squad - T.V. Series

 Narrator

1998

 The Millennium Time Bomb

 Narrator

1998

 The Tourist Trap

 Narrator

1997- .....

 Midsomer Murders - T.V. Series!

 Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby

1997

 Collectors Lot - UK Channel 4 - 14.4.97

 Himself

1997

 The Hunt

 Narrator

1996

 Airport

 Narrator

1995/96

 The Devil is an Ass, The Playhouse

 Merecraft

1995

 All Men are Mortal

 Sanier

1994

 The Provoked Wife - Play

 Sir John Brute

1994

 Dick Whittington, Birmingham Hippodrome

 King Rat

1994

 Romeo and Juliet - T.V.

 Capulet

1981-1991

 Bergerac - BBC1

 Det. Sgt. Jim Bergerac

1980

 The Merchant of Venice

 Bassanio

1978

 Enemy at the Door - TV Series - Series 1, Episode 8

 Detective Sgt. Roy Lewis

1976

 Arnhem: The Story of an Escape - T.V.

 

1976

 Dickens of London - T.V. Series

 George Cruickshank?

1972-76

 The Liver Birds - T.V. Comedy series

 Paul

1970

 A Family at War - T.V. series

 Ian Mckenzie

1967

 The Soildier's Fortune - Royal Court Theatre

 Mr. Frisk


You can write to John, c/o his agent at the following address:

Saraband Associates
265 Liverpool Road
Islington
London. N1 1LX
England


John appeared in the new series of the motoring magazine 'Pulling Power' on ITV1 (U.K.) on Tuesday, 5th August 2003. John revealed his passion for 'Rover' cars and some scenes from the current filming of the latest 'Midsomer Murder' series were shown.


John opened the Annual Midsummer Fete at 'The Shakespeare Hospice' in Stratford on Saturday, 19th July 2003 at 1.00 p.m. The Fete was held in the Hospice grounds in Church Lane, Shottery.
With thanks to Anna for this info.


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