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 James Nesbitt‘s balding head has added a bit of “everyman realness” to his earthy roles on Occupation and Cold Feet. But even an actor as accomplished as he is has a little vanity. “It’s ridiculous, but it’s horrible going bald,” he once lamented. “Anyone who says it isn’t is lying.”

But now, according to The Press Association, the Northern Irish star has done something about his hair loss, undergoing two hair transplant surgeries at Dublin’s Hair Restoration Blackrock clinic. He even appears in a video testimonial at the clinic’s website. “Several years ago, I began losing my hair and like a lot of men it was a major concern to me, in fact it was practically an obsession. But, also I’m an actor so I’m in the public eye a lot and I really felt that my hair loss could affect my career prospects.”

Nesbitt’s career seems to be booming: he’s been cast as Bofur the Dwarf in the new two-part Hobbit movie directed by Peter Jackson.

What do you think of Jimmy’s new hair? I think he looks a bit like George Clooney now.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.