Jimmy Nail

James Michael Aloysius Bradford

Also known as Nail
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.jimmynail.net/

Discography of Jimmy Nail:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ain't No Doubt 4 Audio 1992 EastWest Records GmbH
2 Love Don't Live Here Anymore 2 Audio 1985
3 Take It Or Leave It 10 Audio 1986 Virgin
4 Crocodile Shoes 4 Audio 1994 EastWest Records GmbH
5 Growing Up In Public 10 Audio 1992 EastWest
6 Ain't No Doubt 2 Audio 1992 EastWest
7 Black & White 3 Audio 1997
8 That's The Way Love Is 3 Audio 1986 Virgin
9 Big River 10 Audio 1995 EastWest
10 Love Don't Live Here Anymore 2 Audio 1985
11 That's The Way Love Is 3 Audio 1986 Virgin
12 That's The Way Love Is 2 Audio 1986 Virgin
13 Country Boy 3 Audio 1996
14 Crocodile Shoes 3 Audio 1994
15 Ain't No Doubt 2 Audio 1992 EastWest
16 The Nail File: The Best Of Jimmy Nail 16 Audio 1997 EastWest
17 Crocodile Shoes 11 Audio 1994 EastWest
18 Crocodile Shoes II 11 Audio 1996 EastWest
19 Love Don't Live Here Anymore 2 Audio 1985 Virgin
20 Laura 3 Audio 1992
21 Love Don't Live Here Anymore 2 Audio Not On Label
22 Beautiful 2 Audio 1992 EastWest
23 Laura 2 Audio 1992 EastWest
24 Big River '96 3 Audio 1996 EastWest
25 The Flame Still Burns 3 Audio 1998 London Records
26 Crocodile Shoes 2 Audio 1994
27 Beautiful 2 Audio 1993
28 Big River '96 3 Audio 1996 EastWest
29 Blue Beyond The Grey 3 Audio 1999 EastWest
30 Big River 10 Audio 1995 EastWest
31 Only Love (Can Bring Us Home) 2 Audio 1992 EastWest
32 Calling Out Your Name 3 Audio 1995
33 Running Man 3 Audio 1997
34 Love 4 Audio 1995-12-00
35 Love Don't Live Here Anymore 2 Audio 1985 Mountain
36 Margherita Baldacci / Ain't No Doubt 2 Audio 1992
37 Cowboy Dreams 3 Audio 1995
38 Ain't No Doubt 4 Audio 1992 EastWest
39 Crocodile Shoes 11 Audio 1994 EastWest
40 Crocodile Shoes II 11 Audio 1996 EastWest
41 The Nail File: The Best Of Jimmy Nail 16 Audio 1997 EastWest
42 Growing Up In Public 10 Audio 1992 EastWest
43 Love Don't Live Here Anymore 2 Audio 1985 Virgin
44 Take It Or Leave It 10 Audio 1986 Virgin
45 Laura 2 Audio 1992
46 Ain't No Doubt 2 Audio 1992-06-00 EastWest
47 Ten Great Songs And An OK Voice 10 Audio 2001 Papillion Records
48 Take It Or Leave It 10 Audio 1986 Virgin
49 Tadpoles In A Jar 11 Audio 1999 EastWest
50 Big River 3 Audio 1995


Jimmy Nail is a British actor and singer (born March 16, 1954, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne), famous for his rugged looks, hit singles and a strong Newcastle accent, although sometimes it is weaker, depending on what role he is playing and who he is talking to. His birth name was James Bradford, which he changed to "Nail" after he stepped on a 15 centimeter spike in a glass factory.

In the late 1970s he sung in a Newcastle pub band called the King Crabs, more often than not wearing a woman's dress.

He rose to fame playing Leonard Jeffrey 'Oz' Osborne in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in 1983.

Jimmy Nail has also starred in a number of films and had a long musical career, having been a singer before he was picked out at an audition to play Oz.

Nail spent six months in prison on a "grievous bodily harm" sentence following a drunken football match fight in his twenties

After the first two series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Nail found himself typecast and had no more major breaks until the detective series, Spender, which he co-wrote. This was followed by Crocodile Shoes, which also featured Nail as a musician. On the strength of his musical performances in the series he released a number of albums. [a=Mark Knopfler] plays guitar on some tracks, a compliment that was repaid with an important plot reference to Oz's being a fan of [a=Dire Straits] in the third (revived) series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002).


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