Velibor Topić

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Velibor Topić
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Topić in October 2007
Born1970 (age 47–48)
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
ResidenceLondon, England, U.K.
NationalityBosnian-Herzegovinian
English
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present

Velibor Topić (born 1970 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian–Herzegovinian and English actor.

He is known for his roles in Snatch (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Robin Hood (2010), The Counselor (2013), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), as well as for his work in British TV dramas such as Sharpe's Peril (2002), The Bill (2002) and Ambassadors (2013).

Throughout his career, Topić has worked three times with Ridley Scott as well as other well-known directors such as Guy Ritchie, Tom Hooper, Matthew Vaughn, Anthony Minghella and William Monahan.

Early life[edit]

Topić was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (former SFR Yugoslavia), to a family of mixed Bosnian Serb, Bosniak and Croatian heritage.

During the war he lived in Sarajevo where he formed part of a theatre group. He also appears in one of Annie Leibovitz's photographs from the time called "Sarajevo – The Kiss".

Career[edit]

In 1996 he moved to London.

Topić has over 69 acting credits in UK film, television and Hollywood film productions.

Filmography and Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 The Saint Skinhead Film starring: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija
1997 Taggart Alexei Kianovich TV series
1997 Police 2020 Mikki Ostrovsky Film starring Liam Cunningham
1999 Casualty (TV series) Andrei Dimitriov TV series
2000 The Railway Children Mr. Szczepansky
2000 Snatch The Russian Film starring Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Statham
2001 As If (UK TV series) Cabbie TV series
2001 Always and Everyone Savo TV series
2001 Bodywork Rudi Scott
2001 Randall and Hopkirk Cabbie TV series
2002 The Red Siren
2002 Ultimate Force Boban Haradic TV series
2003 Messiah (TV series) Davor Pasovic TV miniseries: Messiah II: Vengeance Is Mine
2003 The Vice (TV series) Riccardo TV series
2003 Prime Suspect Dusan Zigic TV series starring Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness
2003 Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Marten Gunderson (voice) Video game voices: Jonell Elliott, Eric Loren
2004 William and Mary (TV series) Bogdan TV series
2004 Cargo Branko
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Almaric Film starring Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton
2005 Silent Witness Chric Pivcevic TV series
2005 Rose and Maloney Malek Dimitriev TV series
2006 Holby City Mirko Kovacevic TV series
2006 Second in Command Anton Tavarov Film starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme
2006 Coming Up (TV series) Ilya TV series
2006 Breaking and Entering Vlado Film starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright
2007 The All Together Bob Music Film starring Martin Freeman
2007 HolbyBlue Neculai Stenga TV series
2007 The Living and the Dead Vijali Croatian war movie

Big Golden Arena for Best Film at the Pula Film Festival

2007 The Englishman Henry
2008 Sharpe's Peril Dragomirov Film starring Sean Bean
2009 Extreme Vocational Experiences Real Assassin X Short
2009 The Bill Kreshnik Berisha / Slawomir Zelazny / Ion Goga TV series 1999–2009, starred in 6 episodes
2009 Goal III: Taking on the World Romanian Barman
2010 Hustle Charlie TV series
2010 Robin Hood Belvedere Film starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett
2010 Thorne Pavel TV series
2010 GoldenEye 007 (2010 video game) Additional voices (voice) Video game: Voices: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
2010 London Boulevard Storbor Film starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley
2011 Cars 2 Alexander Hugo (voice) Voices: Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, John Turturro
2012 Children of Sarajevo Mirsad Melic
2012 St George's Day Albanian Thug
2012 007 Legends Additional Voices (voice) Video game voices: Judi Dench, Rory Kinnear
2013 Company of Heroes Soviet soldier Film starring Tom Sizemore
2013 Outpost : Rise of the Spetsnaz Arkadi
2013 The Counselor Sedan Man Film starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Goran Visnjic, Natalie Dormer
2013 Ambassadors Svecko TV miniseries
2013 Convenience Ivan
2014 Mea Culpa Milan
2014 Da Vinci's Demons Mihail TV series
2014 Flim: The Movie Vuk
2014 Coming Up Ilya TV series
2014 The Smoke Dmitri TV series
2014 The Game KGB Hood / Hood 1 TV series starring Tom Hughes, Brian Cox
2014 The Healer Mak
2014 Suspects Marek TV series
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service Biggest goon Film starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson
2015 Vera Milosh Beqiri TV series
2015 Never Let Go Vladislav
2016 Our Kind of Traitor Emilio Del Oro Film starring Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris
2016 The Witness Marko
2016 The White Room Mak
2017 Dead Fish (Mrtve ribe) Dragan
2017 - 2018 Čista ljubav Dominik TV series
2018 Rest in Peace Igla TV series
2018 Experiment 77 Jake
2018 Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back Ivan
2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout Zola Enforcer

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