Awards 2008

The Host: James Nesbitt


Born and bred in sunny Northern Ireland, James Nesbitt's dreams of playing for Manchester United took a back seat when a school teacher noticed his natural abilities to entertain and encouraged him to join the theatre. It was here where James quickly found his true calling and a star was born overnight when he took the role of the hilariously funny Adam Williams on one of Britain's most successful television programmes ever, Cold Feet. After appearing in Michael Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo and in advertising genius Kirk Jones' feature film directing debut, Waking Ned, James Nesbitt became a British indie film icon and has since starred in Danny Boyle's Millions and Woody Allen's Match Point. James Nesbitt has been a long time supporter of the British Independent Film Awards and took home a Best Actor BIFA in 2002 for his portrayal of M.P Ivan Cooper in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday.


Venue Description: Old Billingsgate

A national landmark steeped in history. Now Britain’s most exciting, most prestigious, most stylish event space. Stunning riverside location in the heart of London. Inspiring Grade II listed Victorian architecture given a high tech twist by the architect Lord Rogers.

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