John Nettles

John Nettles Promoting "Midsomer Murders" Television Series at Hofbraeuhaus in Munich on February 23, 2011

Nettles in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: John Vivian Drummond Nettles

Place of Birth: St Austell, Cornwall, England

Date of Birth: 11 October, 1943

*biological mother – Irish

John Nettles is a British actor, writer, and historian. He is known for his role as Chief Inspector Barnaby on Midsomer Murders and Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac on Bergerac.

His birth mother was an Irish nurse, who became pregnant while working in England during World War II. John was adopted at birth by Elsie and Eric Nettles, a carpenter. The identity of his biological father is not known, but John later found out that he has a biological brother and two sisters.

John is married to Cathryn Sealey. He has a daughter with his former wife Joyce Middleton.


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