James Nesbitt - James Nesbitt's Grief Over Mother's Alzheimer's Battle

Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt is haunted by memories of his mother's battle with Alzheimer's disease as he grieves her tragic death.

Nesbitt was in New Zealand filming The Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit in June (12) when he heard his 79-year-old mum May had passed away, and he jetted back to Northern Ireland to be with his family.

The actor has now opened up about his grief, admitting he is upset his ill mother missed out on seeing "how much more content a person" he had become.

Speaking on Sky Arts' Living the Life TV show, he says, "There was a crossover when she knew something was wrong. What I hate most is the memory of her being frightened.

"Now the grieving process has begun and I think about her when she was well."

The interview is set to air in the U.K. later this year (12).


Contactmusic

Tags: James Nesbitt


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

James Nesbitt Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Nesbitt

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All