Jimmy Nesbitt: I’d love to play my Man United hero Big Norm BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ballymena-born Hollywood star Jimmy Nesbitt has revealed his dream role would be to portray Northern Ireland football legend Norman Whiteside. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/jimmy-nesbitt-id-love-to-play-my-man-united-hero-big-norm-37427772.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/article37427770.ece/bc084/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-21_sun_44957801_I7.JPG Email Ballymena-born Hollywood star Jimmy Nesbitt has revealed his dream role would be to portray Northern Ireland football legend Norman Whiteside. The Lucky Man and Cold Feet actor (53) says he has always idolised the former Manchester United man from the Shankill Road in Belfast and would love to play him on-screen. Nesbitt also believes Northern Ireland still has a wealth of stories to be told with the help of the booming film and TV industry across the north. He told Sunday Life: “My ideal role would have to be Norman Whiteside, he’s my hero, he’s always been my hero. But there are so many good stories to tell.” Nesbitt wrote the foreword to the footballer’s 2007 autobiography in which he revealed he had been struck dumb when he first met him in 1993 at Old Trafford. “I wanted to speak, I tried to speak, but the only words that formed in my mind were, ‘I love you, Norman. I’ve always loved you and I… Read full this story
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