Jimmy is 6'3" tall.
In 1995, a story written by Jimmy for Spender: The Novel was published in The Crimebusters Omnibus; a compendium of crime stories.
Jimmy's song Ain't no doubt, reached No.1 in the official U.K. Top 40 in July 1992. He has had a total of 7 Top 40 hits - 3 of which reached the Top 10.
Jimmy appeared on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire with former Auf Widersehen, Pet co-star Kevin Whately on April 17 2004 and raised £1,000 for the Sammy Johnson Fund.
Jimmy has been nominated for five BAFTAs, three for Auf Wiedersehen Pet one for Spender and one for Crocodile Shoes. Jimmy also won a Goldon Globe for his portrayal in the film Still Crazy.
Jimmy Nail: I've gradually grown more comfortable with who I am and what I am. The older I've got, the easier I've found it to accept myself. I think I've finally learnt not to beat myself up so much.
Jimmy Nail: [On his life after Oz] I went from being totally unknown to getting stopped every time I went out. I always wanted to be successful, but I have never wanted to become a celebrity. I never, ever, craved that. Even now I can't stand being recognized in the street. I just hate it when strangers come up and try to talk to me. I'm pathologically shy.
Jimmy Nail: [Jimmy on his early life] I was racing through life, utterly confused and angry. I don't know if I was out of control; it was more like I felt frustrated with myself and everything I saw happening around me. I couldn't make sense of things. But then I began the process of civilising myself and trying to become a decent human being. I'm still working on it.
Jimmy Nail:[Talking about acting] I find it very hard to play a part, then take it off like a cheap suit and become Mr Normal - Mr Nice Guy. I haven't got the kind of discipline where I can turn my emotion inside out and then just switch off. It affects me fairly profoundly and I don't like putting myself through that kind of mincer every day.