Ian Roberts

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Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts in L'Enfant Poster
Born Bristol, UK
Residence Bristol, UK
Nationality British and Canadian
Occupation Model
Height 185

Ian Roberts is a fashion and fitness model[1] from Bristol, United_Kingdom. He is best known for a series of posters he featured in including L’Enfant[2], which sold over 2 million copies worldwide. This poster was a remake of the famous Athena poster L'Enfant (Man and Baby). Ian is also remembered for a commercial he featured in for Harley-Davidson.[3]

Early Life

Prior to modelling Ian was an amateur boxer, he joined Bristol's Broad Plain Boxing Club and made his debut alongside future WBC Super-Middleweight champion, Glenn Catley, who at the time boxed for Empire ABC, both recording stoppage wins. Ian boxed many times for Broad Plain boxing club and also went onto represent the West of England as a boxer.[4]


Ian's modelling career began following winning a model-search competition[5],  in his home town of Bristol. During his career Ian went onto model for Coca-Cola, Mulberry[6], Next , Alexandra Clare Parfum[7], 20th Century Studios[8], The Sun, The Bristol Post[9], Sky Television[10] and John Anthony Clothing.

As well as photographic work Ian was also appeared in a number of commercials and television work including an appearance on the iconic cult TV show The Hitman and Her.[11]

Other Work

Ian Roberts on base in Kabul, Afghanistan

Alongside his modelling work Ian was head of security at Bristol's famous Lakota.[12]

Following his career as model Ian Roberts worked as a defence contractor in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2009-2010.

Ian is now a business and property owner. He is a director and shareholder of Nursing Solutions Ltd[13] the largest independent nursing and care agency in the south west and Jobhub.biz Ltd[14]. Ian is also an owner of investment property both here in the UK and in the Algarve, Portugal.

Personal Life

Ian is very into his gym and fitness and is still an avid follower of boxing.


  1. "Ian Roberts – Athlete Sports Model". www.malefitnessmodel.com. https://www.malefitnessmodel.com/ian-roberts.html. 
  2. "L'Enfant - Story of the Poster". Lauren Edge. http://www.manandbabyposter.com/. 
  3. "Harley Davidson Commercial featuring Ian Roberts". YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5qKrLMwLkg. 
  4. "Television News Clip of Bristol Boxers Sparring". ITV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGddNJYOgKg. 
  5. "Rising Stars". Bristol Evening Post. http://eveningpostarchives.co.uk/eveningpost937587948.htm. 
  6. "Ian Roberts – Yayoi Whyte for Mulberry Clothing Company". Modelisto - International Modeling Directory. https://modelisto.com/Wiki/Ian-Roberts/Photo/229022. 
  7. "Ian Roberts – Parfum Alexandra Clare". ModelFolio. https://modelfol.io/modeling_photo/id/776234. 
  8. "He Has Seen it – The Full Monty". 20th Century Studios. https://www.model-kartei.de/photos/photo/19900286/. 
  9. "Getting Sporty". Bristol Post. https://asset1.modelmanagement.com/mm-eyJ0Ijp7InIiOnsibCI6/IjE2MDAiLCJoIjoiMTIw/MCJ9LCJ3Ijp7InR4Ijoi/SWFuIFJvYmVydHNcbm1v/ZGVsbWFuYWdlbWVudC5j/b21cL21vZGVsXC9pYW4t/cm9iZXJ0cyIsInR4byI6/eyJsIjoiODczIiwiaCI6/IjEyMDAifX0sIjAiOnsi/dyI6InNtbSJ9fSwiaWQi/OiJpMTIyMDYyMjciLCJm/IjoianBnIn0;.jpg. 
  10. "Sky TV – Patriot Games". Sky Television. https://purpleport.com/portfolio/ianroberts/image/6520684/model. 
  11. "Hitman and Her". ITV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNpTQeA_5GA. 
  12. "Lakota". Lakota. https://www.lakota.co.uk. 
  13. "Nursing Solutions Ltd". Nursing Solutions Ltd. https://www.nursingsolutions.co.uk. 
  14. "Jobhub.biz Ltd". Jobhub.biz Ltd. https://www.jobhub.biz.