American audiences may recognize Nesbitt from the import comedy Waking Ned Devine, in which he played a lovestruck pig farmer nicknamed "Pig" Finn. Other credits include the British TV series "Cold Feet," Woody Allen's Match Point and the Paul Greengrass drama Bloody Sunday, which earned the actor a British Independent Film Award.
Nesbitt also earned accolades for his portrayal of a modern-day descendent of Dr. Jekyll -- and, in turn, a contemporary version of his alter ego, Mr. Hyde -- in the BBC series "Jekyll," earning a Golden Globe nomination for his efforts.
Beloved hobbit Bilbo Baggins is back in a visually spectacular tale inspired by The Lord of the Rings and likewise directed by Peter Jackson. Joining the effort to free the Kingdom of Erebor, Bilbo also faces a fateful encounter with Gollum.