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Rupert Vansittart


Rupert Nicholas Vansittart is an English character actor. He has appeared in a variety of roles in film, television, stage and radio, often playing comic characters. He is best known for his role as Lord Ashfordly in the ITV drama Heartbeat and for playing Lord Yohn Royce in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2014-2019). See full bio »

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Known For

Braveheart Lord Bottoms
(1995)
The Remains of the Day Sir Geoffrey Wren
(1993)
Game of Thrones Yohn Royce
(2014-2019)
Four Weddings and a Funeral George the Boor at The Boatman - Wedding One
(1994)

Filmography

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  Unsinkable (TV Series) (post-production)
Morris Hawkins
- An End Splice ... Morris Hawkins
- A Monkey's Fist ... Morris Hawkins
- A Cut Splice ... Morris Hawkins
- A Rolling Hitch ... Morris Hawkins
- A Sheet Bend ... Morris Hawkins
 2016-2021 Casualty (TV Series)
Kenneth Stair / Peter Jennings
- Episode #35.20 (2021) ... Kenneth Stair
- Black Alert (2016) ... Peter Jennings
 2021 The Nevers (TV Series)
Lord Broughton
- Hanged (2021) ... Lord Broughton
- Exposure (2021) ... Lord Broughton
- Pilot (2021) ... Lord Broughton
 2020 Spy City (TV Series)
Ian
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Ian
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... Ian
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... Ian
- Codename Beethoven (2020) ... Ian
 2020 Misbehaviour
Lord Bly
 2019 The Crown (TV Series)
Cecil King
- Coup (2019) ... Cecil King
 2019 Four Weddings and a Funeral (TV Series)
George
- Game Night (2019) ... George
- We Broke (2019) ... George
 2019 Gentleman Jack (TV Series)
Charles Lawton
- Why've You Brought That? (2019) ... Charles Lawton
- Do Ladies Do That? (2019) ... Charles Lawton
- Most Women Are Dull and Stupid (2019) ... Charles Lawton
 2014-2019 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Yohn Royce
- The Iron Throne (2019) ... Yohn Royce
- The Last of the Starks (2019) ... Yohn Royce
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) ... Yohn Royce
- Winterfell (2019) ... Yohn Royce
- The Dragon and the Wolf (2017) ... Yohn Royce
 2019 Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey (Video Game)
John Waldron / The Preacher (voice)
 2019 One Red Nose And A Wedding (TV Short)
George
 2017 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Professor Langan
- All My Trials (2017) ... Professor Langan
 2017 Outlander (TV Series)
Lord William Dunsany
- Of Lost Things (2017) ... Lord William Dunsany
 2017 The Children Act
Sherwood Runcie
 2017 King Charles III (TV Movie)
Sir Matthew
 2016 Tutankhamun (TV Mini Series)
Flinders Petrie
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Flinders Petrie
 2016 A United Kingdom
Sir Ian Fraser
 2016 Plebs (TV Series)
Tarquin
- The New Master (2016) ... Tarquin
 2016 Father Brown (TV Series)
Arthur Le Broc
- The Missing Man (2016) ... Arthur Le Broc
 2015 Versailles (TV Series)
Throckmorton
- Etiquette (2015) ... Throckmorton
- Diplomacy (2015) ... Throckmorton
 2015 Chewing Gum (TV Series)
Big Boss
- Possession (2015) ... Big Boss
 2013-2015 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Sir Alec Meyerson / Sir Alec Myerson
- Elise (2015) ... Sir Alec Meyerson
- Trespass (2015) ... Sir Alec Myerson
- High Castle (2015) ... Sir Alec Myerson
- Sunflower (2013) ... Sir Alec Meyerson
- The Cage (2013) ... Sir Alec Meyerson
 2010-2014 Doctors (TV Series)
Benedict 'Bennie' Harley / Mr. Graham Fitch / Anthony Chippington
- Just Deserts (2014) ... Benedict 'Bennie' Harley
- Mr Fitch Comes Home (2012) ... Mr. Graham Fitch
- When We Were Young (2010) ... Anthony Chippington
 1998-2014 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Counsel / Wayne
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (2014) ... Counsel
- Money (1998) ... Wayne
 2014 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Colin Campbell
- Rue Morgue (2014) ... Colin Campbell
 2014 The Midnight Beast (TV Series)
Headmaster
- They Came Upon a Midnight Beast (2014) ... Headmaster
 2013 This House
Esher / Belfast West
 2013 Austenland
Mr. Wattlesbrook
 2012 Bad Education (TV Series)
Mr. Humpage
- Football Match (2012) ... Mr. Humpage
 2012 The Royal Bodyguard (TV Mini Series)
Roderick Finch
- The Perils of Attraction (2012) ... Roderick Finch
 2011 The Iron Lady
Cabinet Ministers
 2011 Holy Flying Circus (TV Movie)
Bernard Barnard QC
 2011 Johnny English Reborn
Derek
 2011 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Headmaster
- Chickens (2011) ... Headmaster
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Mini Series)
The Earl
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... The Earl
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... The Earl
 2010 How Not to Live Your Life (TV Series)
Harrison
- Don's Posh Weekend (2010) ... Harrison
 1992-2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Lord Ashfordly
- The War of the Roses (2009) ... Lord Ashfordly
- Cashing In (2009) ... Lord Ashfordly
- Ups and Downs (2009) ... Lord Ashfordly
- Living Off the Land (2008) ... Lord Ashfordly
- Hey Hey LBJ (2008) ... Lord Ashfordly
 2002-2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Alistair Kingslake / Desmond Harcourt / Selwyn Proctor
- The Dogleg Murders (2009) ... Alistair Kingslake
- The Axeman Cometh (2007) ... Desmond Harcourt
- Market for Murder (2002) ... Selwyn Proctor
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
Peter Morrison
 2008 Caught in a Trap (TV Movie)
Judge
 2008 Heroes and Villains (TV Series documentary)
Lentulus
- Spartacus (2008) ... Lentulus
 2008 The Bank Job
Sir Leonard Plugge
 2007 Sensitive Skin (TV Series)
Interview Guest
- Three Lost Loves (2007) ... Interview Guest (uncredited)
 2007 Hustle (TV Series)
Jonathan Mortimer-Howe
- Getting Even (2007) ... Jonathan Mortimer-Howe
 2006 Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial (TV Mini Series documentary)
Thomas Dodd
- Hermann Goering (2006) ... Thomas Dodd
- Albert Speer (2006) ... Thomas Dodd
 2006 Coup! (TV Movie)
Roddy Hamilton
 2005 Wallis & Edward (TV Movie)
Chief Whip
 2005 Doctor Who (TV Series)
General Asquith
- World War Three (2005) ... General Asquith
- Aliens of London (2005) ... General Asquith
 2005 Twisted Tales (TV Series)
Dr. Mantle
- The Patter of Tiny Feet (2005) ... Dr. Mantle
 2003-2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Chancellor / Ballon
- Powerless (2004) ... Chancellor
- Diaries (2004) ... Chancellor
- Jobless (2004) ... Chancellor
- Marathon (2004) ... Chancellor
- Desert Island (2004) ... Chancellor
 2004 Roman Road (TV Movie)
Farmer
 2004 The Brief (TV Series)
Prettyman
- The Road to Hell (2004) ... Prettyman
 2004 One Last Chance
Alisdair Robb
 2002 Celeb (TV Series)
butler Johnson
- The Assassin (2002) ... butler Johnson
- The Love Child (2002) ... butler Johnson
- The Infatuation (2002) ... butler Johnson
- The Cast Member (2002) ... butler Johnson
- The Guest (2002) ... butler Johnson
 2002 Menace (TV Mini Series)
Ray Hutchens
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Ray Hutchens
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Ray Hutchens
 2002 The Falklands Play (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Armstrong (Cabinet Secretary)
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini Series)
Sir Damask Monogram
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Sir Damask Monogram
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Brian Babbacombe
- O Happy Isle (2001) ... Brian Babbacombe
 2000-2001 My Family (TV Series)
Mr. Davis / Mr. Quince
- All Roads Lead to Ramon (2001) ... Mr. Davis
- Death Takes a Policy (2000) ... Mr. Quince
 2001 Sam's Game (TV Series)
Robert
- Mumma's (2001) ... Robert
 2001 Sword of Honour (TV Movie)
Commander-in-Chief
 2000 Take a Girl Like You (TV Series)
Headmaster
- Part 3 (2000) ... Headmaster
- Part 2 (2000) ... Headmaster
 2000 Black Books (TV Series)
Rich Guy
- Cooking the Books (2000) ... Rich Guy
 2000 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Various Roles
 2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Solicitor
- Beyond Conviction (2000) ... Solicitor
 2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large
Bank Manager
 1999 Eviction (Short)
The Landlord
 1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie)
Bishop of Cardiff
 1999 CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series)
Chairman
- Hostage (1999) ... Chairman
 1998 Frenchman's Creek (TV Movie)
Lord Godolphin
 1998 Vanity Fair (TV Mini Series)
Smith
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... Smith
 1998 Monk Dawson
Fr Timothy
 1998 Berkeley Square (TV Mini Series)
Lord Percy Wilton
- Gone a'Hunting (1998) ... Lord Percy Wilton
- When the Bough Breaks (1998) ... Lord Percy Wilton
 1997 The Perfect Blue (TV Movie)
Flashback Date #2
 1997 Painted Lady (TV Movie)
Henry Fellows
 1997 Diana & Me
Chef
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini Series)
Soper
- The War (1997) ... Soper
 1997 Noah's Ark (TV Series)
Mark Villiers
- Healing Touch (1997) ... Mark Villiers
 1997 The Knock (TV Series)
Torhout
- Episode #3.3 (1997) ... Torhout
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Timothy Ealand
- Blood Money (1997) ... Timothy Ealand
 1997 Supply & Demand (TV Movie)
Police Personnel
 1996 Wilderness (TV Mini Series)
Jeremy
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Jeremy
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Jeremy
 1995 Cutthroat Island
Captain Perkins
 1995 The Thin Blue Line (TV Series)
Commander Crow
- Fire and Terror (1995) ... Commander Crow
 1994-1995 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
Guardsman / Hubert
- Goodnight Mr. Bean (1995) ... Guardsman
- Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean (1994) ... Hubert
 1995 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini Series)
Mr Hurst
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Mr Hurst
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Mr Hurst
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Mr Hurst
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Mr Hurst
 1995 An Independent Man (TV Series)
Tory Councillor
- No Man Is an Island (1995) ... Tory Councillor
 1995 Braveheart
Lord Bottoms
 1994 Headhunters (TV Series)
Michael Best
- Maradona Land (1994) ... Michael Best
- The Golden Hello (1994) ... Michael Best
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
George the Boor at The Boatman - Wedding One
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Sir Geoffrey Wren
 1993 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Businessman
- Book (1993) ... Businessman
 1993 Chef! (TV Series)
Diner
- Beyond the Pass (1993) ... Diner
 1993 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Richard Hollis
- Strictly Business (1993) ... Richard Hollis
 1990-1991 The Piglet Files (TV Series)
Zemskov / KGB Officer
- The Hunt for Red Decoder (1991) ... Zemskov
- The Ice Man Cometh (1990) ... KGB Officer
 1989 The Saint: The Brazilian Connection (TV Movie)
Wyatt
 1989 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Head Waiter
- School Daze (1989) ... Head Waiter
 1988-1989 Wish Me Luck (TV Series)
Guard in Factory / German Soldier at Station
- Episode #2.6 (1989) ... Guard in Factory
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... German Soldier at Station
 1988 Buster
Fairclough
 1987 Eat the Rich
Rupert
 1986 Half Moon Street
Alan Platts-Williams
 1986 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Jeremy
 1985 Plenty
Client's Asst.
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Jack
- Born into the Purple (1985) ... Jack
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1999: played Mr. Thorogood in radio play "The Weekend Starts Here", written by Bill Matthews (Radio 4, six episodes). See more »

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

1999: opened the Summer Fete of the St. Lawrence CE School, Lechlade.

Trademark:

He often plays upper-class Englishmen, frequently aristocrats

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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