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Jimmy Nail is an English actor and pop/country singer (born March 16, 1954, Gleneagles Close, Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne). He is famous for his rugged looks, hit singles and a strong Geordie accent.

Nail rose to fame playing Leonard Jeffrey 'Oz' Osborne in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in 1983, despite having no acting experience whatsoever (he had appeared as an extra in the movie Get Carter). Nail has also starred in a number of films and had a long musical career, having… read more

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  • Avatar for vladimirez53
    Прекрасный исполнитель,прослушав его песни хоть раз хочется их слушать снова и снова. Браво!
  • Avatar for bAzTNM
    Doing theatre work in the USA isn't he? I'm sure I saw he was doing something with Sting over there. Singer before he was an actor. People forget that.
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    what happened to Jimmy Nail ?? good to see his catalogue at spotify.
  • Avatar for pablodiablo67
    Big River is a great song but is hindered by the parochial nature if the theme limiting its appeal to Tyneside in the same way as Chris Rea's Steel River is identified with Teeside. Both great songs. Some people need to realise that the Gazza version of Fig on the Tyne is NOT typical of regional songs. ps the original Lindisfarme version is a folk classic.
  • Avatar for marksplace2008
    Big River, great song. Deserves more recognition!
  • Avatar for luckass81
    she's lying!
  • Avatar for viragom
    "The Nail File: The Best of Jimmy Nail" < Oh god really? Nail files are pretty gross...
  • Avatar for in-the-flesh
    Big River would be miles more commonly known and respected if it was listed as a Mark Knopfler song with Jimmy Nail singing...real shame
  • Avatar for Christacular
    Presuming The Flame Still Burns isn't here because technically it was done by Strange Fruit. . .
  • Avatar for Tr1xx
    Love the croaky voice. "Big River" does it for me.

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