North-west actor James Nesbitt’s company has had a good year with profits up half a million. The acotor has been involved with a number of projects this year and accounts show accumulated profits at the film rose half a million to £1.9m.

Originally from Ballymena, Nesbitt grew up in Co Derry and has recently had success with Peter Jackson’s film The Hobbit where Nesbitt plays Bofur and will continue to in the consequential sequels