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Sunderland Echo - - Stan Lee’s Lucky Man -

ames Nes­bitt may play a luck-con­trol­ling de­tec­tive in Sky One drama Lucky Man but that’s far from where his good for­tune ends. The charmed ac­tor - who has of­ten ex­pressed his con­cerns about “over-ex­po­sure” - has en­joyed a three-decade ca­reer, from his early days on stage to count­less TV hits that fol­lowed such as Bloody Sun­day, Mur­phy’s Law, Jekyll and Oc­cu­pa­tion. Not to men­tion his film suc­cess with Five Min­utes Of Heaven and The Hob­bit tril­ogy.

“Michael Win­ter­bot­tom, who I used to do a lot of jobs with, al­ways used to say, ‘Your next job is your first job’ and that was re­ally just about not get­ting com­pla­cent, not be­ing wea­ried by it and be­ing grate­ful for the priv­i­lege of luck,” be­gins Nes­bitt, 53.

“Fun­nily enough - and I don’t think I’ve ever said this - I re­ally have been a lucky man in terms of my ca­reer,” he rea­sons.

“But you work hard to be lucky in this busi­ness, and I feel that as long as peo­ple are pre­pared to keep watch­ing me, hope­fully peo­ple will be pre­pared to com­mis­sion things, and I’ll be very happy to do them.”

If the past three years are any­thing to go by - Nes­bitt has nailed the likes of a tor­mented fa­ther in The Miss­ing, a mav­er­ick cop in Mur­phy’s Law, a killer den­tist in The Se­cret and, of course, reprised his role as the lov­able rap­scal­lion Adam in cult hit Cold Feet - there’s plenty more to come.

Next, the North­ern Ir­ish star is set to please su­per­hero fans with a third in­stal­ment of comic book leg­end Stan Lee’s cre­ation Lucky Man.

The Bri­tish crime drama - Sky’s most suc­cess­ful orig­i­nal drama to date - fol­lows the tri­als and tribu­la­tions of De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Harry Clay­ton (Nes­bitt), who while strug-

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