Jim Bartley



Native Accent: Dublin

Based: Dublin

Irish Speaker:

Driver Licence: No

Film & Television

Fair CityBela DoyleRTÉVarious
The War of The ButtonsFergus’ StepfatherEnigma ProductionsJohn Roberts
Fatal InheritenceQuinnSmart Egg PicturesGabrielle Beaumont
The BillTony SladeThames Productions/BBCVarious
JoyridersTonyChannel Four FilmAisling Walsh
Taffin ConwayUnited British ArtistsFrancis Megahy
The FantasistHughIncorporated Television CompanyRobin Hardy
InsideSeánRTÉGerard Stembridge | Noel O’Briain
The PriceRonanAstrameadPeter Smith
The Irish R.MTom SheehyChannel 4 Television CorporationVarious
Coronation StreetMichael RyanGranada TelevisionVarious
Z CarsReardonBBCVarious
TolkaSean NolanRTÉBrian MacLochlainn


A Singular ManGeorge SmithAmalgamated Artists/Eblana TheatreAlan Simpson
All God’s Die on FridayJimmyDublin Theatre Festival/Eblana TheatreSeán Cotter
An GhiallPatDamer Theatre
An Deisceart DomhainDannyAbbey TheatreSeán Cotter
Borstal BoyVariousAbbey TheatreTomás Mac Anna
CarolanCarolanDamer TheatreÁine Ó Drisceoil (Anne O’Driscoll)
Clann ThomáisVariousDamer TheatreÁine Ó Drisceoil (Anne O’Driscoll)
Dublin, The Long and Short of ItSelf penned, one man show
Gach Neach BeoAn BásAbbey TheatreTomás Mac Anna
GaeilgeoiríÉamonn Abbey TheatreSeán McCarthy
Is Glas iad na CnuicPiaras O hEigeartaighAbbey TheatreTomás Mac Anna
Lon Rinn an ChairnSean-Phádraig Abbey TheatreTomás Mac Anna
Johnny OrfeoJohnny OrfeoAbbey TheatreColm O Briain
Not With A BangPeteDublin Theatre Festival/Eblana TheatreLaurence Bourne
Speak of the DevilRoryOlympia TheatreWilliam Chappell
The Far Off HillsPierce HegartyAbbey TheatreTomás Mac Anna
The Marble MadonnaDonKite ProductionsBarry Cassin
The Threepenny OperaPeachumGate TheatrePatrick Mason
The Quare FellowScholaraAbbey TheatreAlan Simpson
The Playboy of the Western WorldChristopher MahonAbbey TheatreEdward Golden
The Remarkable Mr. PennypackerOlympia Theatre
What A Bloody CircusPerformerAbbey TheatrePetrika Ionesco
Jim was born in Dublin and began his professional career in the Olympia theatre in 1958, in Illsley and McCabe’s production of The Remarkable Mr. Pennycracker. Since then Jim has played leading roles in all the major theatres North and South. Theatre work includes Pat in Brendan Behan’s An Ghiall (for which he was awarded most noted performance of the year by the Evening Herald), Dublin the Long and the Short of It (his one man show), The Marble Madonna, The Dumb Waiter, Frankie and Johnny, As You Like It and The Country Boy. Musicals include The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Hearts A Wonder (the musical version of The Playboy of the Western World). Jim has also played in a number of pantomimes at the Gaiety Theatre. Television work; Jim is best known for playing the role of Bella on RTE’s long running TV drama FAIR CITY since 1990. Other television work includes Tolka Row, Z Cars, Coronation Street, The Bill, Pair of Shoes (Par O Sgidiau), Inside, The Irish RM, Your Favourite Funnyman, The Price and A Careful Man. Film work includes The Fantasist, War of the Buttons, Taffin, The Heirhunter and Fatal Inheritance.