If you watched the Borgias on Showtime or the Hatfields and McCoys on the History Channel, you probably saw the talented actor, Ronan Vibert co-starring in both of these critically acclaimed series. He has lent his acting talents to many BBC and American productions and has worked with some of the most celebrated directors of this generation, including Peter Bogdanovich, Ridley Scott, and Roman Polanski. Ronan answered a few questions for us from the UK on his recent guest star appearance on NCISLA where he plays the malevolent Visser on the Raven and the Swans. Thanks go out to Ronan for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk to NCISLA Magazine!
You have been quite busy throughout your career, working in film and television. What medium do you prefer the most?
I enjoy both. So many film directors work in TV now so there is very little difference between the two mediums.
Growing up in Cambridgeshire, England, what pulled you towards the performing arts and how did you get started in the business?
I was born in Cambridge but grew up in South Wales. I used to go to a youth arts center once a week where we’d improvise and play games. An experimental theatre company from London saw me there and I worked with them in the summer holidays. I guess I got the bug from them. Then I went to Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when I left school.
Can you tell us about the character you play in your upcoming guest appearance on NCISLA? Who in the cast did you work with?
I play Visser, a German head of security for a Dutch businessman (Vandenberg). He’s described as a psychopath. I worked with pretty much most of the cast. They were very welcoming and great fun.
What’s up next for Ronan Vibert?
I have a film coming out called Saving Mr. Banks with Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell. It’s about the making of Mary Poppins. Great script, cast and director.
Thanks Ronan for stopping by to speak to us. You can follow Ronan on IMBD.