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James Christian Hibbert, better known as Jimmy Hibbert is an English writer, actor and voice actor known mainly for his work with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall Films.
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James Christian Hibbert was born as the eldest of three children of author Christopher Hibbert and Susan Hibbert, with all three of them growing up in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. His younger brother was the late music journalist Tom Hibbert.
After studying drama at the University of Manchester, he met CP Lee and Bob Harding, and the three of them formed the band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias in 1972, with Hibbert on vocals and bass. The band called it a day in 1982, and Hibbert got his first voice acting role for the Milk Marketing Board, doing an impression of Ian Dury.
He has made a few on-screen acting appearances on British TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, What the Papers Say, Cold Feet, The Grand, Medics, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Prime Suspect, Children's Ward, Wipe Out, Floodtide, Room at the Bottom, The Practice, Teach Yourself Gibberish and Bloody Kids.
His voice acting for animation includes:
- Danger Mouse (1981–1992) – Doctor Augustus P. Crumhorn III and Additional voices
- The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988) – Other Voices
- Alias the Jester (1985–1986) – Boswell, Queen Edith, Sir Pinkly Percival and Additional voices
- The Reluctant Dragon (1987) – Additional Voices
- Count Duckula (1988–1993) – Dr. Von Goosewing, Sviatoslav the Bat and Additional voices
- The BFG (1989) – Additional voices
- The Wind in the Willows: A Tale of Two Toads (1989) – Isambard Bearbone Toad
- Victor and Hugo (1991–1992) – Victor
- The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1990) – Crown Prince of Anatolia, Boris and Pyotr
- Terry Pratchett's Truckers (1992) – Vinto Pimmie and Additional voices
- Noddy's Toyland Adventures (1992–2000) – Big Ears, Mr. Plod and Additional male voices
- Avenger Penguins (1993–1994) – Bluey, Harry Slime, Bella, Brown Badly Drawn Brother and Poodle Stink
- Albert the 5th Musketeer (1994–1995) – Albert, Athos and King Louis XIII
- The Little Polar Bear (1994) – Various male characters
- Fantomcat (1995–1996) – Lindbergh the Pigeon, Vile the Bluebottle and Vinnie the Vole
- Sooty's Amazing Adventures (1996) – Scampi, Katerina and Additional voices
- Dennis the Menace (1996–1998) – Jacques
- The Animal Shelf (1997–1999) – Gumpa, Woeful and Stripy
- Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree (1997–) – Additionial voices
- Father Christmas and the Missing Reindeer (1998) – Various roles
- Lavender Castle (1999–2000) – Sir Squeakalot, Dr. Agon, Short Fred Ledd and Trump
- The Foxbusters (1999–2000) – Todd, Volpone and Additional voices
- Bill and Ben (2001–2002) – Ben and Additional voices
- Second Star to the Left (2001) – Additional voices
- Dr Otter (2001–2002) – Lucky, Flybread, Dunston, Mexley, Texley and Dexley
- The King's Beard (2001) – The Babble
- Sergeant Stripes (2003–2004) – Various male characters
- Little Robots (2003) – Stretchy
- Wide Eye (2003–2004) – 99, Rangatang and Wily Komodo
- Little Red Tractor (2004–2005) – Stumpy and Additional voices
- The Magic Roundabout (2005) – Mr. Rusty, Mr. Grimsdale and Skeleton Guards
- The Secret Show (2007) – Additional voices
- Chop Socky Chooks (2008–2009)
- Frankenstein's Cat (2008) – Additional voices
- Zigby (2010) – McMeer and Bertie (UK Version)
- Toby's Travelling Circus (2012) – Various Males
- Pip Ahoy! (2014–present) – Hopper, Alan, Shelvis and Additional Voices
Like his father, he is also a writer, and has written for cartoons such as The Legends of Treasure Island, Oakie Doke, Sooty's Amazing Adventures, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Bob the Builder, Bill and Ben, Andy Pandy, Little Red Tractor, Little Robots, The Secret Show, Shaun the Sheep, Frankenstein's Cat, Chuggington, The Octonauts, Pip Ahoy!, Mr. Bean: The Animated Series and The Roly Mo Show.
- Manchester Evening News (17 October 2007). "Roundabout turns again"
- British Film Institute (2015) "Jimmy Hibbert"
- BBC News (17 June 2014). "Danger Mouse: Scriptwriter's mixed feelings about show's return". Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock, pp. 15–16. Rough Guides. ISBN 1858284570