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Cold Feet made me worry about ageing: James Nesbitt

By Laura Abernethy

Published 24/08/2016

James Nesbitt will return in the new series of Cold Feet
James Nesbitt will return in the new series of Cold Feet

He is a man at the top of his game, with a hugely successful acting career and thousands of adoring fans, but James Nesbitt has admitted he is insecure about getting older.

The Northern Ireland man has revealed how filming the new series of Cold Feet made him wonder if he's still interesting in his 50s.

As he prepares for the revival of hit show Cold Feet after 13 years, the 51-year-old told the Daily Telegraph that he had insecurities about the show and he transferred some of them onto himself.

He said: "Cold Feet was about three couples in their 30s examining their lives, and now we're looking at them in their 40s and 50s so where has life changed, where has it moved on, is there still a blank sheet of paper where you're moving on to something new?

"It's something I was worried about - now I'm in my 50s, am I still interesting or has it all finished?

"Will we bring the old audience? I imagine we will. Will we attract a new audience? I hope so. The worries we've had about what Cold Feet will mean to anyone are the same questions I've been asking about myself."

Nesbitt will be reunited with his co-stars John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Robert Bathurst, and Hermione Norris in the series, due to be released this autumn.

He said as soon he saw the script, he was keen to be involved. "We don't want to get it wrong because it'll be a very easy show to attack. We had to be careful about it, but finally my agent sent me a script and I read it and said, 'Gosh it's quite good, and it's nice to see those characters again'."

His on-screen wife Rachel Bradley, played by Helen Baxendale, will not return to the show after she died in a car crash. Their son Matthew is now a teenager and Nesbitt said becoming a father has encouraged Adam to mature. "I think we always thought of Adam as the child. Maybe he's trying to grow up in this series, and that could be the same for me", he said.

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