Rupert Vansittart (born 10 February 1958) is an English character actor. He has appeared in a variety of roles in film, television, stage and radio, often playing comic characters.
Vansittart is known to fans of the 1995 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 on a number of occasions, appearing as a guest star in two episodes of Mr. Bean and also The Thin Blue Line, as well as appearing in Johnny English Reborn, the sequel to Johnny English.
Vansittart was one of three surviving cast members from the original 1992 series of Heartbeat, having had a frequently recurring role as aristocrat Charles, Lord Ashfordly.
In 1993, he appeared in Remains of the Day as Sir Geoffrey Wren, a character based on the 1930s British fascist Sir Oswald Mosley.
In 1994, he appeared in the film Braveheart as Lord Bottoms. He worked in Four Weddings and a Funeral as George the Bore at the Boatman in 1995. In 2003, he appeared in the West End adaptation of Arsenic and Old Lace.
In 2005, he appeared in the "Market for Murder" episode of Midsomer Murders and, that same year, as General Asquith in the two Doctor Who episodes, "Aliens of London" and "World War Three". 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 serial 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 played Harrison Ashton Lard, the "posh girl's father", in How Not to Live Your Life. He provided additional voice-over for World's Craziest Fools. He appeared as Sir Alec Meyerson in the three-episode eighth series of Foyle's War in March 2013.
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