John Nettles (Actor) Bio-Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Illness, Family, Now & Movies

John Nettles
John Nettles

John Nettles Biography and Wiki

John Vivian Drummond Nettles is an English actor and author famously recognized for his starring roles as a detective in the crime drama television series Bergerac (1981–1991). John also appeared in Midsomer Murders (1997–2011) as Detective Inspector Tom Barnaby. In Addition, he has also narrated a number of series.

John Nettles Age and Birthday

John was born on October 11, 1943, in St Austell, Cornwall. He is 77 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Libra. Nettles turns 78 years on October 11, 2021.

John Nettles Height and Weight

The English actor stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (Approx. 1.78 meters)tall and weighs 165.3lbs (75 kg).

John Nettles Education

John attended the St Austell Grammar School. In 1962, he joined The University of Southampton, a research university in Southampton, England, where he pursued history and philosophy. In Addition, he also attended the Royal Court Theatre in London, England.

John Nettles Family, Parents, Siblings

Nettles was adopted at birth by Eric Nettles and Elsie Nettles. His birth mother was an Irish nurse who came to work in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. His adoptive father worked as a carpenter. It’s not clear whether if he has any siblings. Further details regarding his family will be updated soon when revealed.

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John Nettles Wife, Is He Married?

Moving on to his marital affairs, the actor was first married to his first wife, Joyce Middleton. The duo became espoused in 1967. As a result of their union, they were blessed with a daughter named Emma Martins, who was born in 1970 and later moved to Jersey together with her father.

Unfortunately, the duo parted ways due to reasons unknown to the public. John later married his now-wife, Cathryn Sealey, in July 1995 in Evesham, Worcestershire. His ex-wife, Joyce later became a casting director on 23 episodes of Midsomer Murders.

John Nettles Kid, Daughter

John is the proud father of Emma Martins Nettles who was born in 1970. Further details regarding his daughter will be updated soon.

John Nettles Net Worth

John Nettles has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021. This amount is from his extensive career as an actor and author among other investments.


  • ‘Bergerac’s Jersey
  • John Nettles’ Jersey: A Personal View of the People and Places
  • Nudity in a Public Place: Confessions of a Mini Celebrity
  • Jewels and Jackboots

TV Shows

  • 1996 – 2008: Airport
  • 1981 – 1991: Bergerac
  • 1969 – 1979: The Liver Birds
  • 1970 – 1972: A Family at War
  • 1997 – 2009: Midsomer Murders
  • Since 2015: Poldark
  • Since 1976: Dickens of London
  • Since 1993: The Skipper

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