Veteran actor Ronan Vibert has died following a battle with a ‘short illness’, Deadline has reported.

According to the publication, the sad news was confirmed by his management team.

Ronan passed away at the age of 58 and was known for works including Saving Mr. Banks, Rome, Dracula and The Snowman. 

He leaves behind wife Jess Vibert. 

According to the publication, a private family service will be held soon, before a celebration of life in London.

Ronan was born in Cambridge and grew up in South Wales but in recent years moved to Florida in the U.S. 

He made his acting debut in 1989 show, Traffik.  The series served as the basis for Oscar-winning 2000 film Traffic which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Vibert went on to have a successful career on British television as he starred in episodes of Birds Of A Feather, Lovejoy, and Gimme Gimme Gimme.

He also starred on television mini series The Buccaneers in 1995 which featured an impressive cast including Mira Sorvino and Carla Gugino. 

He went on to make his debut on the big screen with a role opposite John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe in 2000 flick Shadow Of The Vampire.

Vibert’s continued a successful career in feature films as he starred in 2001’s The Cat’s Meow with Kirsten Dunst, 2002’s The Pianist with Adrien Brody, 2003’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life with Angelina Jolie, and 2006’s Tristan + Isolde with James Franco.  

The British thespian went on to star in 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks which was nominated for an Oscar.

Vibert portrayed the publisher to Emma Thompson’s Mary Poppins author along with Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Bradley Whitford. 

He went on to star on television series and mini series including Penny Dreadful (2015), The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015), Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2015). Electric Dreams (2017), The Alienist (20188)

Vibert also did voice work for very popular video games including 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and 2018’s Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.

His final role was as Ritter Longerbane in 2019 television series Carnival Row which stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.