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Ronan Vibert (born 1964)[1] is an English actor, known for his appearances on British television.

Ronan Vibert
Born (1964-02-23) 23 February 1964 (age 55)
Years active1989–present

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Cambridge,the son of Dilys (née Jackson) and David Vibert, both artists.[2] He lived in Penarth, South Wales until he was 18 when he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1983 to 1986.


Vibert has had a long career in theatre, radio, TV and film.

He made his TV screen debut in the award-winning 1989 series Traffik.[citation needed]

He has appeared in episodes of Lovejoy, Chandler and Co, Between the Lines and the BBC's The Buccaneers, in ITV's Cadfael, and in Van der Valk. He appeared in Jeeves and Wooster as Wilmot, Lord Pershore ('Motty').<ref>"Resume of Ronan Vibert".[unreliable source?]</ref

Stage includes plays at The Bush, Hampstead Theatre, The Gate, Manchester Royal Exchange, Bristol Old Vic, The Barbican for the RSC, The Almeida and The Savoy West End. In 1996, Vibert appeared at the National Theatre for the third time, as Prince Andre in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. He played Maximilien Robespierre in the BBC's adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel with Richard E. Grant.[citation needed]

Vibert appeared in the Midsomer Murders episode "Death in Chorus". He also appeared in the Waking The Dead and The Mrs Bradly Mysteries.[citation needed]

Also Rome for HBO, ITV's Poirot, two series of The Borgias for Showtime, the Emmy award winning Hatfields and McCoys with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. Lord Wellington in the BBC's Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Penny Dreadful, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, NCIS LA, Phillip K Dick's Electric Dreams and Carnival Row on Amazon Prime.[citation needed]

His many films include The Grass Arena with Mark Rylance, Shadow of the Vampire with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, The Cat's Meow directed by Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-winning The Pianist directed by Roman Polanski, Tomb Raider 2, Tristan and Isolde, The Snowman with Michael Fassbender directed by Tomas Alfredson and Saving Mr Banks with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.[citation needed]


Film and television
Year Film or Programme Role Notes
1987 On the Black Hill Jim Watkins
1989 Traffik Lee
1990 Birds of a Feather Martin "Love on the Run"
1991 Van der Valk Martin Lepweg "Dangerous Games"
1992 Jeeves and Wooster Wilmot, Lord Pershore ('Motty') "Bertie Sets Sail"
1993 Lovejoy Lindsey Parry Davies "Second Fiddle"
1995 Cadfael Le Gaucher "The Virgin in the Ice"
The Buccaneers Lord Richard Marabel
1996 Tales from the Crypt "Horror in the Night"
1998 Tale of the Mummy Young
1999 Gimme Gimme Gimme Vince "I Do, I Do, I Do"
Highlander: The Raven Sir Trevor Benton "The Frame"
1999–2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel Maximilien Robespierre
2000 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries Douglas "Laurels Are Poison"
Shadow of the Vampire Muller
2001 The Cat's Meow Joseph Willicombe
2002 Shearing Stewart short film
2002 The Pianist Janina's Husband
2002 The Princess and the Pea Laird
2003 Keen Eddie Craig Booth "The Amazing Larry Dunn"
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life MI6 Agent Calloway
2004 London Joseph Conrad
Gladiatress Caesar
2005 Hex Mephistopheles
Waking The Dead Dr Jonathan Lynch "Subterraneans"
2006 Ultimate Force Griffin "Violent Solutions"
2006 Midsomer Murders Giles Armitage "Death in Chorus"
2007 Rome Lepidus "Philippi"
2008 The Sarah Jane Adventures Professor Skinner "The Last Sontaran"
2009 The Bill Curtis Jensen
Inspector Lewis Simon Monkford "The Quality of Mercy"
2010 The Last Seven Isaac
Agatha Christie's Poirot Captain Dacres "Three Act Tragedy"
1066 Sweyn
2011 The Borgias Giovanni Sforza
The Man Who Crossed Hitler Walther Stennes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Perry Cline
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Diarmud Russell
2013 New Tricks Ray Barlow "Roots"
2014 Dracula Untold Simion "The Wise"
2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell The Duke of Wellington
2015 Penny Dreadful Sir Geoffrey Hawkes "The Nightcomers", "Little Scorpion"
2015 The Coroner Gavin Drake Series 1 Episode 3 "That's The Way To Do It"
2017 The Snowman DCI Gunnar Hagen


Year Play Role Notes
2008 A Dance to the Music of Time Peter Templer BBC Radio 4


  1. ^ "VIBERT, Ronan". Bfi. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. ^ Ronan Vibert Biography ((?)-)

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