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Name  Jim Bartley
Role  Actor
Movies  War of the Buttons

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Jim Bartley (born 1945) is an Irish actor best known for his part as Bela Doyle in the Irish soap opera Fair City, a part he has had since the start of the show in 1989.


He became a widower in the early 1990s and his son also died. Currently he lives with his partner Helen Cahill in Tallaght, County Dublin. He has a daughter who is also an actress.

His other television credits include Fatal Inheritance, The Bill, Joyriders, Taffin, The Fantasist, Inside, The Irish R.M., Teems of Times, Coronation Street, Underground, Ulysses and Z-Cars.

He has also had film roles in War of the Buttons, M.A.N.: Matrix Adjusted Normal, Teresa's Wedding and The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

In recent years he has taken regular breaks from acting due to him having strokes.

On 24 May 2013, Bartley had a full segment of The Late Late Show set aside in honour of his 55 years in showbiz. His former Fair City co-star and screen wife Jean Costello was sitting in the audience and was reported to be "disgusted" that she was snubbed. Costello was also reported to have been offended at an off-the-cuff remark about a "bereavement" suffered following the death of Costello's character, without mentioning her character's name.

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Partial filmography

  • Ulysses (1967) - Private Carr
  • Underground (1970) - First Maquis
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) - Second Police Escort on Train (uncredited)
  • The Fantasist (1986) - Hugh Teeling
  • Taffin (1988) - Conway
  • Joyriders (1988) - Tony
  • Fatal Inheritance (1993) - Quinn
  • War of the Buttons (1994) - Fergus' Stepfather
  • References

    Jim Bartley (actor) Wikipedia

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