John Nettles
British actor
John Nettles
John Vivian Drummond Nettles, OBE (born 11 October 1943) is an English actor and writer who is best known for playing the lead roles in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders.
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Can you help solve real-life Bucks mysteries?
The Bucks Herald - about 4 years
A long time before John Nettles and the TV show Midsomer Murders first aired, Buckinghamshire was frequently the focus of the nation’s attention because of its notorious real-life murders.
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DVD Review: Midsomer Murders - Set 20
Blogger News Network - over 4 years
Midsomer Murders, Set 20 is part of a famous British TV mysteries where Midsomer County’s Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) has been with the county for decades but he is now ready for retirement but before he hands over the job to his cousin, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), he takes on his [...]
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The City: Top to Bottom
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - almost 5 years
Christie Brinkley thursday, may 10 Chicago Christie Brinkley makes her San Diego debut as she reprises her killer role in the six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash hit Chicago. This tale of greed, murder, corruption and show biz is filled with hit songs such as “ All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and “Razzle Dazzle.” San Diego Civic Theatre, 1098 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $28.75, 619-570-1100, broadwaysd.com. Romeo and Juliet friday, may 11 Romeo and Juliet City Ballet of San Diego presents Romeo and Juliet , the classic story of romance and tragedy. This premiere full-length production is choreographed by Elizabeth Wistrich with live music performed by the City Ballet orchestra conducted by John Nettles. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $29, 619-220-8497, cityballet.org. San Diego bay cruise saturday, may 12 Humphreys Concerts by the ...
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A CLASS ACT NIGHT: A SPIRITED EVENT APRIL 29 TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY JOURNALISM IN EAST COUNTY
East County Magazine - almost 5 years
 (La Mesa)—Join us for a spirited evening at San Pasqual Winery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd. in historic downtown La Mesa on Sunday, April 29 from 4-7 p.m. to benefit East County Magazine! Savor wine tasting and fine food from Terra American Bistro’s award-winning Chef Jeff Rossman. A Class Act Entertainment will present singer John Nettles and musicians from City Ballet Orchestra with a salute to La Mesa’s centennial. Plus we’ll have prizes and surprises. Come celebrate community journalism in style!  read more
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Acorn Provides Details, 3D Package Art for 'Set 18' on DVD - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars John Nettles (Bergerac) as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, with Jason Hughes (This Life) as his earnest, efficient protégé,
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Midsomer Murders: John Nettles' Top 10 Episodes Coming to DVD - TVOvermind
Google News - over 5 years
The set includes former star John Nettles' ten favorite mysteries from his long tenure on the series. Nettles, who departed from the show earlier this year, played the lead role of DCI Tom Barnaby on the series from its beginning back in 1997
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Midsomer Murders films in Penn - Bucks Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
The film crew came up a few weeks before with the director and location manager to make sure it was what they wanted. They arrived at about 7.30am on the day and left at 11.30am. The bookshop has featured in the series before when John Nettles,
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Queenie's TV Highlights: The Hour, Torchwood and Wish Me Luck - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
The same channel is also repeating Bergerac just before episodes of Wish Me Luck - who can resist the allure of John Nettles, Jersey and the classic theme tune? You know darlings they just don't make dramas like they used to - diverse dramas
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'Adem' en 'Rundskop' favoriet op Filmfestival Oostende - Het Nieuwsblad
Google News - over 5 years
Het filmfestival blijft trouw aan het bekende concept, met aandacht voor avant-premières (28 in totaal, wat dubbel zoveel is als bij de eerste editie), series (met de Britse acteur John Nettles als gast), een gaming-dag, 'filmcafé on tour',
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LIZA GODDARD: THAT FLUFFY DIZZY BLONDE - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
She also successfully sued the now defunct News of the World for claiming that she and John Nettles, with whom she co-starred in Bergerac, were having an affair. They had an instant chemistry, she says – “but that was all it ever was – an on-screen
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BBC,PBS: The Complete Emmy winning Collections Debut on DVD - Hollywood Today Newsmagazine
Google News - over 5 years
Fan favorite John Nettles (Bergerac) returns as Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby in these engrossing full-length mysteries set in England's picture-perfect but perilous Midsomer County. The episodes in Set 18 are the second part of Series Twelve
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"Denn Du bist Staub" - ZDF
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Barnaby (John Nettles, r.) und Ben Jones (Jasons Hughes, l.) ermitteln in einem Verwechslungsmord. Der Arzt Dr. Alan Delaney wurde nachts brutal von der Straße abgedrängt, überschlug sich und brach sich das Genick. Das Merkwürdige daran: Offenbar
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Ett, av förklarliga skäl,... (06:25) - Expressen
Google News - over 5 years
När Veronica Maggio och Sara Varga uppträdde på Allsångsscenen i SVT1 valde andra kanaler att ligga lågt på grund av mumsiga Måns. Utbudet i grannkanalerna under denna timma är under all kritik. ...kan man se John Nettles, som spelar kommissarie Tom
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Police close to solving Midsomer murders - The Spoof (satire)
Google News - over 5 years
DCI Nick Speeders said that since this investigation started the name John Nettles keeps cropping up and police would like to talk to him in relation to these crimes. DCI Speeders said that Nettles, who also uses the aliases Jim Bergerac and Tom
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Anti-whaling ship to visit Jersey for conference - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
The ship will leave from St Katharine Docks in London on Thursday. The campaign is being supported by former Bergerac actor, John Nettles, who said it was vital the IWC meeting adopted the "strongest possible protection for whales across the world"
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Alles mit der gebotenen Langsamkeit - Wiesbadener Tagblatt
Google News - over 5 years
Von Peter Müller Auf der ZDF-Website gibt John Nettles derzeit noch fleißig Antworten zu Fragen, auf die man in der Tat erst mal kommen muss. Zum Beispiel, warum sein „Barnaby“ mittlerweile in mehr Ländern läuft als es offiziell Länder gibt
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Adopting children to be made faster and easier - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Among the high-profile public figures who have been adopted are Debbie Harry, the singer, Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, and John Nettles, the star of the television detective programme Midsomer Murders. Local authorities have repeatedly
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Nettles
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 70
    He also agreed to be patron of Devon charity The Mare and Foal Sanctuary in July 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 68
    On 21 September 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Plymouth.
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  • 2010
    Age 66
    Nettles was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
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    In early 2010, Nettles wrote, presented and produced a three-part documentary, Channel Islands at War, to mark the 70th anniversary of the German invasion and subsequent occupation of the Channel Islands.
    More Details Hide Details He received threatening letters from some residents of Jersey, accusing him of implying that islanders were collaborators. He defended the documentary saying "There is no possible way you could have avoided collaboration with the occupying power who had power over the civilian population. If you had not toed the line you would have been shot." This view was supported by local historians and members of the Channel Islands Occupation Society. During the filming of Bergerac, filmed on the island of Jersey, he wrote Bergerac's Jersey (BBC Books, 1988; ISBN 0-563-20703-5), a travel guide to filming locations in the series. He followed up with John Nettles' Jersey: A Personal View of the People and Places (BBC Books, 1992; ISBN 0-563-36318-5) about the island's landscape, personalities and history. In 1991 he wrote the semi-autobiographical Nudity in a Public Place: Confessions of a Mini Celebrity (Robson Books; ISBN 0-7451-1961-1) about becoming a "reluctant heartthrob" to female viewers of Bergerac. This was re-released as a kindle version on Amazon in 2014 following the reruns of Bergerac on BBC2 as part of their afternoon nostalgia collection.
  • 2009
    Age 65
    In February 2009, it was announced that Nettles would be leaving Midsomer Murders after two further series were made.
    More Details Hide Details His final appearance on-screen was on 2 February 2011, by which time he had appeared in 81 episodes. Nettles narrated the BBC documentary series Airport from 1996 to 2005.
  • 2007
    Age 63
    In 2007, he appeared in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac alongside comedian Will Smith about an obsessive fan of the series.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 57
    Nettles appeared in a 2001 episode of Heartbeat.
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  • 1995
    Age 51
    He married his second wife, Cathryn Sealey, in July 1995 in Evesham, Worcestershire.
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    In 1995, Nettles was approached by Brian True-May to play Tom Barnaby in a new murder mystery series he was to produce called Midsomer Murders.
    More Details Hide Details This was to be the second major role of his career, again playing a policeman. Midsomer Murders made him a household name across the world. In 2003, he played Barnaby in the Boxing Day episode of French & Saunders.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 48
    In 1992, he appeared in an episode of Boon and in 1993, Nettles appeared as Jim Bergerac in the spoof police comedy The Detectives.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 37
    In 1981, Nettles won the role that made him a household name, that of Jim Bergerac in the Jersey-set crime drama Bergerac.
    More Details Hide Details This ran for 87 episodes until 1991. Following the end of Bergerac Nettles did five seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in A Winter's Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Julius Caesar, Richard III and The Devil is an Ass.
  • 1978
    Age 34
    Following that he had small parts in many TV programmes including The Liver Birds, Dickens of London, Robin of Sherwood and an episode of Enemy at the Door called "Officers of the Law", first broadcast in March 1978.
    More Details Hide Details The latter was set in Guernsey during the Second World War German occupation and Nettles played a police detective ordered to work for the Germans and anguished over the conflict between his duty and collaborating with the enemy. He played fraudster Giles Sutton in ITV's Heartbeat.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 28
    The following year he played Dr. Ian Mackenzie in the period drama A Family at War, a role he continued until 1972.
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  • 1969
    Age 25
    In 1969–70, he was in repertory at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter and in the latter year had his first screen role in the film One More Time.
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    Nettles played Laertes to Tom Courtenay's Hamlet in 1969 at the University Theatre for 69 Theatre Company in Manchester.
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  • 1966
    Age 22
    He married his first wife, Joyce, in 1966, a casting director, who worked on 23 episodes of Midsomer Murders. They had a daughter Emma (born 1970) and divorced in 1979.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    John Nettles was born in St Austell, Cornwall in 1943.
    More Details Hide Details He was adopted at birth by carpenter Eric Nettles and his wife Elsie. His birth mother was an Irish nurse who came to work in England during the Second World War. The young John Nettles attended St Austell Grammar School. In 1962, he studied history and philosophy at the University of Southampton. At Southampton he first performed as an actor, after university he started out as an actor at the Royal Court Theatre.
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