Jimmy Hibbert

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Jimmy Hibbert
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James Christian Hibbert

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James Christian Hibbert is an English actor and writer. [1] [2] He is best known for his voice work with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall Films.

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Early life

James Christian Hibbert was born as the eldest of three children of author Christopher Hibbert and Susan Hibbert. His younger brother was the late music journalist Tom Hibbert.[ citation needed ]

Career

After studying drama at the University of Manchester, he met CP Lee and Bob Harding, and the three of them formed the band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias in 1972, with Hibbert on vocals and bass. The band called it a day in 1982, and Hibbert got his first voice acting role for the Milk Marketing Board, doing an impression of Ian Dury. [3]

Television

He has made a few on-screen acting appearances in British films and television programmes. These include:

Voice acting

His voice acting for animation includes:

Writing

He has written for various shows, including:

Music videos

He appeared in Lunar C's 2017 music video Chicken, playing Lunar C's "uncle Daz," along with Stephanie Nuttal who played Lunar C's "mum." [6] [7]

Theatre

In 1977, he appeared on stage at London's Royal Court Theatre and Roundhouse as part of the Albertos' musical play Sleak , playing the lead role of Norman Sleak. [8]

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Cosgrove Hall Films

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References

  1. "Jimmy Hibbert". IMDb. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  2. "Hollywood Voice Over Artist Jimmy Hibbert Biography, News, Photos, Videos". nettv4u. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  3. Manchester Evening News (17 October 2007). "Roundabout turns again"
  4. British Film Institute (2015) "Jimmy Hibbert"
  5. BBC News (17 June 2014). "Danger Mouse: Scriptwriter's mixed feelings about show's return". Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  6. "Lunar C - Chicken (2017)". Dave Thacker. Retrieved 20 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Chicken | Lunar C". Youtube. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock, pp. 15–16. Rough Guides. ISBN   1858284570