John Nettles
John Nettles
Celebrated Name: John Nettles
Real Name/Full Name: John Vivian Drummond Nettles
Gender: Male
Age: 50 years old
Birth Date: 11 October 1973
Birth Place: St. Austell, Cornwall, England
Nationality: British
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cathryn Sealey
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Emma Martins)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is John Nettles Gay? No
Profession: Actor, Writer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Vivian Drummond Nettles is a British writer and actor. John Nettles is well and popular known for acting leading roles in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders, which are television series that have been showing for a very long time. He has acted in a variety of series all through his acting career.

Maybe you know about John Nettles very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of John Nettles ’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

In the year 1943 in St. Austell, Cornwall on 11 October was born John Vivian Drummond Nettles. He was given birth by a mother of Irish nationality, who was working as a nurse, and during World War II, his mother went to Great Britain to work there. Erick Nettles, a carpenter together with wife Elsie, adopted John Nettles at birth.

John Nettles pursued his education at St. Austell Grammar School. In the year 1962, he pursued his University education at the University of Southampton, where he did history and philosophy. After that joining the Royal Court Theatre after his graduation because while he was still studying at the university, he stared as an actor.

Personal Life

In the year 1966, John Vivian Drummond Nettles, together with Joyce, got married. The couple was blessed with one child in the year 1970, a daughter known as Emma Martins. John Nettles and Emma Martins later went to Jersey. In the year 1979, John Nettles, together with his wife Joyce, got divorced. In the year 1995, in July, he married Cathryn Sealey, his second wife in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 11 October 1943, John Nettles is 80 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


John Vivian Drummond Nettles’s profession began on stage when he acted at the university theatre in the film Hamlet in Manchester.

John Vivian Drummond Nettles has acted in many and different television series, which have been shown for a very long period of time. Although he has acted and performed in various films, series and dramas for quite some time, John Nettles is popular and well recognized for his front roles in the television series, which for a long time have been shown which are Bergerac and Midsomer Murders.

In addition, in the years 1971 to 1972, he acted in A Family at War, a television series as Ian Mackenzie. In the years 1972 to 1976, he acted in the Liver Birds, a television series as Paul. In the years 1981 to 1991, for a span of 10 years, John Nettles acted in the Bergerac series as Jim Bergerac. For a span of 14 years that is in the years 1997 to 2011, John Vivian Drummond Nettles acted on Midsomer Murders, a television series as DCI Tom Barnaby.

John Nettles, in the years 2016 to 2017 he acted on Poldark, a television series as Ray Penvenen. He narrated the television series Airport, a BBC documentary in the years 1996 to 2005. In the year 2010, he showed and released the Channel Islands at War, a documentary.

Awards & Achievements

Having starred in a variety of great television series over a long period of time, John Nettles has attained many achievements and also awarded and with various awards.

In the year 2010, Birthday Honours, John Vivian Drummond Nettles was selected Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Plymouth in the year 2012 on 21 September. John Nettles became the patron of Devon charity in the year 2014 on July, The Mare and Foal Sanctuary. From the University of Southampton, he also got an honorary degree, the University from which he pursued his University education.

Net Worth & Salary of John Nettles in 2024

John Nettles Net Worth
John Nettles Net Worth

As of July 2024, John Vivian Drummond Nettles has a net worth of $12 million while his salary is currently unknown or not yet revealed. John Nettles mainly makes his fortune of his net worth from his professional careers of acting and writing. John has acted in many great awards, winning television series for a long period of time. In addition, the awards that he has been accorded also have added some value to his total net worth.

John Vivian Drummond Nettles has had a life full of different aspects. Being born by his real mother, but unfortunately, contrary to what many people may expect, was raised by other parents who adopted him at an early age. On the other hand, the early misfortunes of life did not hinder him from pursuing his passion and goals in life. Having known and recognized his talent in acting, he pursued acting and, through the years, rose to become a great actor.


  1. Happy Birthday John Nettles! My husband and I love love watching Midsomer Murders. We hope you have a blessed day celebrating. Your fans Marie & Michael from Fredericksburg, VA


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