Feb. 10th, 1958
Cranleigh, Surrey, England, UK
Rupert Vansittart's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - The Bank Job
1995 - Braveheart
1995 - Cutthroat Island
1994 - Four Weddings And A Funeral
1993 - The Remains of the Day
1987 - Eat the Rich
1986 - Half Moon Street
1985 - Plenty
Guest TV Roles
Sir Alec Meyerson
Rupert Vansittart (born 10 February 1958) is an English character actor. He has appeared in a variety of roles in film, television, radio and on stage, often playing comic or serio-comic characters.
Vansittart is known to fans of the Pride and Prejudice serial as the actor who portrayed Mr. Hurst, the brother-in-law of Charles and Caroline Bingley. He has also worked with Rowan Atkinson, having appeared as a guest star on Mr. Bean and The Thin Blue Line.
Vansittart was one of three surviving cast members from the original 1992 series of Heartbeat, having had a frequently recurring role as minor aristocrat Lord Charles Ashfordly. He also appeared as General Asquith in the 2005 series of Doctor Who.
In 2003 he appeared in the West End adaptation of Arsenic and Old Lace, also starring Michael Richards. In 2005 he appeared in the "Market for Murder" episode of Midsomer Murders. In 2006, Vansittart portrayed Thomas J. Dodd in the BBC three part drama documentary Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial. He also appeared in the 2008 BBC mini-series Spartacus as Consul Lentulus and in 2009 in Margaret as Peter Morrison. In 2010 he appeared in "Doctors" as Anthony Chippington, a friend of Charlie's. He appeared in the 2005 Doctor Who episode Aliens of London along with Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston.
- 1999: opened the Summer Fete of the St. Lawrence CE School, Lechlade.
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