James Nesbitt is a Northern Irish actor who is a familiar face on British tv screens.
Back in the year 2000 he spoke candidly about his hair loss in an interview with The Independent, a newspaper.
"It's a great sign of mortality, the old hair," says Nesbitt, who is appalled by his rate of recession. "It's going, it's going... My dad has a thick head of hair, which is very irritating. It's not fair!"
"I use this stuff now that a French laboratory has produced for people with money: you spray it on. And I take vitamins. It's a terrible obsession."
I don't know what product he is talking about but it sounds like Haircubed or something like that.
He wore a wig for his role in 'Jekyll' as these pictures for the Radio Times show. The use of hair pieces is widespread in the acting profession, and they are often undetectable.
Anyway some time after this, probably around 2007, he appears to have had a hair transplant. It was probably done using the FUE procedure which is less invasive than the strip method and leaves less scarring at the donor area around the back of the head.
When the Daily Mail newspaper ran a story on this, they used 2 'after' shots to illustrate his 'transformation', which shows their lack of research and knowledge on the subject. The Evening Standard did a similar thing and used the picture above. You can clearly see that his new grafted hair is in the process of growing in. Below is a picture taken before he had the procedure done.
Update : Nesbitt had his procedures done at the The Blackrock Clinic in Ireland. It looks like they did a good job, and he is obviously happy with the results. He has made a promotional video, which can be seen on their website.
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