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John Neville (I) (1925–2011)


When he was in his early sixties, Terry Gilliam cast him in the title role of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). Although the film was a financial failure, his starring role in this major production, as well as his fine performance, led to an explosion in his career. He has since had numerous roles in feature films and television. A new ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen
(1988)
The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element General Staedert
(1997)
The X Files
The X Files The Well-Manicured Man
(1998)
Spider
Spider Terrence
(2002)

Filmography

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 2010 Bradfordian Rain (Short)
Old Man
 2010 Dance of Death (Video short)
Narrator
 2007 Friends and Heroes (TV Series)
Claxus
- Horseplay (2007) ... (voice)
- Doing Our Part (2007) ... (voice)
- Leviathan (2007) ... Claxus
- A Friend in High Places (2007) ... (voice)
 2006 The Tragic Story of Nling (Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2005 Separate Lies
Lord Rawston
 2004 White Knuckles
Narrator (voice)
 2003 The Statement
Old Man
 2003 Hollywood North
Henry Neville
 2003 Moving Malcolm
Malcolm Woodward
 2003 Control Factor (TV Movie)
Director
 2002 Bury the Lead (TV Series)
Deaton Hill
- A Low Dishonest Decade (2002) ... Deaton Hill
- The Source (2002) ... Deaton Hill
- I'm Mad as Hell (2002) ... Deaton Hill
- Mad as Hatters (2002) ... Deaton Hill
 2002 Escape from the Newsroom (TV Movie)
George's Father
 2002 Between Strangers
Orson Stewart
 2002 Sea and Stars (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Crime and Punishment
Marmeladov, Sonia's alcoholic father
 2002 Odyssey 5 (TV Series)
The Seeker
- Pilot (2002) ... The Seeker
 2002 Queer as Folk (TV Series)
Mr. Wiley
- Sick, Sick, Sick (2002) ... Mr. Wiley
 2002 Spider
Terrence
 2002 Time of the Wolf
Preacher
 2002 Trudeau (TV Movie)
British High Commissioner
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Arthur Jameson
- Past, Present, Future (2002) ... Arthur Jameson
 2002 The Stork Derby (TV Movie)
Mr. Cunningham
 2001 Harvard Man
Dr. Reese
 2000 Rockabye Bubble (TV Series)
Sparky (voice)
 2000 Custody of the Heart (TV Movie)
Judge H. Chadwick
 2000 Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace
Bishop George Bell
 1999-2000 Amazon (TV Series)
First Elder Cole
- The Pale Horseman (2000) ... First Elder Cole
- The Finding (2000) ... First Elder Cole
- The Devil's Army (2000) ... First Elder Cole
- The First Stone (2000) ... First Elder Cole
- Eyes in the Dark (2000) ... First Elder Cole
 1999 The Duke
The Duke
 1998-1999 Emily of New Moon (TV Series)
Uncle Malcolm
- The Bequest (1999) ... Uncle Malcolm
- A Fall from Grace (1999) ... Uncle Malcolm
- Had a Wife and Couldn't Keep Her (1999) ... Uncle Malcolm
- In the Valley of the Shadow of Death (1999) ... Uncle Malcolm
- The Return of Malcolm Murray (1999) ... Uncle Malcolm
 1999 Sunshine
Gustave Sors
 1999 Water Damage
Jock Beale
 1998 Urban Legend
Dean Adams
 1998 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. O. Henry
- The Case of the Celestial Signal (1998) ... Dr. O. Henry
 1998 The X Files
The Well-Manicured Man
 1998 Witness to Yesterday (TV Series)
Sir William Stephenson
- Sir William Stephenson (1998) ... Sir William Stephenson
 1995-1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Well-Manicured Man
- The End (1998) ... Well-Manicured Man
- The Red and the Black (1998) ... Well-Manicured Man
- Patient X (1998) ... Well-Manicured Man
- Terma (1996) ... Well-Manicured Man
- Tunguska (1996) ... Well-Manicured Man
 1998 Silver Surfer (TV Series)
Eternity
- The End of Eternity (1998) ... Eternity (voice)
- Return to Zenn-La (1998) ... Eternity (voice)
- Learning Curve: Part 2 (1998) ... Eternity (voice)
- Learning Curve: Part 1 (1998) ... Eternity (voice)
- The Planet of Dr. Moreau (1998) ... Eternity (voice)
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Bradley
 1997 Johnny 2.0 (TV Movie)
Bosch
 1997 Dinner at Fred's
Uncle Henrick
 1997 Time to Say Goodbye?
Michigan Judge
 1997 Behind the Lines
Dr. Yealland
 1997 The Fifth Element
General Staedert
 1997 The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (TV Series)
Pumpkin King
- Spooky Birthday to You (1997) ... Pumpkin King
 1996 Sabotage
Prof. Follenfant
 1996 High School High
Thaddeus Clark
 1996 Swann
Cruzzi
 1996 F/X: The Series (TV Series)
Oscar Hammond
- F/X: The Illusion (1996) ... Oscar Hammond
 1996 Chercheurs d'or (TV Mini-Series)
Dwight Sanderson
 1995 The Song Spinner (TV Movie)
Frilo, The Magnificent
 1995 Dangerous Minds
Waiter
 1994 Little Women
Mr. Laurence
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Sir David Browning
- Message for Posterity (1994) ... Sir David Browning
 1994 The Road to Wellville
Endymion Hart-Jones
 1994 Baby's Day Out
Mr. Andrews
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Leonard Price
- Thief of Hearts (1994) ... Leonard Price
 1993 Dieppe (TV Movie)
Gen. Sir Alan Brooke
 1993 Stark (TV Mini-Series)
De Quincy
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... De Quincy
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... De Quincy
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... De Quincy
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Isaac Newton
- Descent (1993) ... Isaac Newton
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
Professor Hilton
- The Accused (1993) ... Professor Hilton
 1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV Movie)
Dr. Cecil Chambers
 1992-1993 By Way of the Stars (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Billby
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Professor Billby
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Professor Billby
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Professor Billby
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Professor Billby
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Professor Billby
 1992 Avonlea (TV Series)
Percy Methley
- A Dark and Stormy Night (1992) ... Percy Methley
 1992 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Calvin Holbrook
- Acid Test (1992) ... Calvin Holbrook
 1991 Johann's Gift to Christmas (TV Short)
Viktor (voice)
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
Desmond
- The End of the World as We Know It (1990) ... Desmond
- The Well (1990) ... Desmond
- Wolf Boy (1990) ... Desmond
- The Mother Load (1990) ... Desmond
- One Way Out (1990) ... Desmond
 1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron von Munchausen
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Trainspotter
- Song of Experience (1986) ... Trainspotter
 1981 Titans (TV Series)
Confuscius
- Confuscius (1981) ... Confuscius
 1980 The Great Detective (TV Series)
Minister
- A Family Business (1980) ... Minister
 1979 Riel (TV Movie)
General Wolseley
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
Hillsborough
- The Statesman (1975) ... Hillsborough
- The Rebel (1975) ... Hillsborough
- The Ambassador (1974) ... Hillsborough
 1973 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Jonathan
- That Time of Life (1973) ... Jonathan
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Harry
- Blinkers (1973) ... Harry
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
Charlie
- Triple Cross (1972) ... Charlie
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jonathan
- That Time of Life (1972) ... Jonathan
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
Andrew
- Third Party (1972) ... Andrew
 1972 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
John Milton
- Paradise Restored (1972) ... John Milton
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Sir Everard
- The Reunion (1971) ... Sir Everard
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Thorndyke
- A Message from the Deep Sea (1971) ... Dr. Thorndyke
 1971 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
John Churchill
- The First Churchills: Plot Counter-Plot (1971) ... John Churchill
- The First Churchills: Bridals (1971) ... John Churchill
- The First Churchills: The Chaste Nymph (1971) ... John Churchill
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Pickering
- The Death Watcher (1971) ... Pickering
 1971 Boswell's Life of Johnson (TV Movie)
David Garrick
 1970 The Adventures of Gerard
Duke of Wellington
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series)
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough / John Churchill
- Not Without Honour (1969) ... John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
- Breaking the Circle (1969) ... John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
- Reconciliation (1969) ... John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
- The Queen Commands (1969) ... John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
 1968 The Company of Five (TV Series)
Gareth Owen MP / Christopher Gritter / James Conroy / ...
- Gareth (1968) ... Gareth Owen MP
- Stand by Your Screen (1968) ... Christopher Gritter
- Thank U Very Much for the Family Circle (1968) ... Peter Sinclair
- Shaggy Dog (1968) ... Wilkie
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
The Man
- George's Room (1967) ... The Man
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Insp. Franz Mittermayer
- The Order (1967) ... Insp. Franz Mittermayer
 1965 A Study in Terror
Sherlock Holmes
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Maxime / Saint-Just
- Poor Bitos (1965) ... Maxime / Saint-Just
 1963 Unearthly Stranger
Dr. Mark Davidson
 1962 Billy Budd
Julian Radcliffe - Second Lieutenant
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Browning
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1961) ... Robert Browning
 1961 I Like Money
Roger de Bersac
 1960 Oscar Wilde
Lord Alfred Douglas
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Hamlet
- Hamlet (1959) ... Hamlet
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series)
Hamlet (Hamlet)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... Hamlet (Hamlet)
 1957 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Henry V, King of England
- The Life of Henry V (1957) ... Henry V, King of England
 1951-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Simon Chart / Peter
- Another Man's Life (1957) ... Simon Chart
- The Bachelor (1951) ... Peter
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ejlert Lovborg
- Hedda Gabler (1957) ... Ejlert Lovborg
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Romeo
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... Romeo
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul Gardiner
- A Question of Fact (1955) ... Paul Gardiner
 1952 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (TV Movie)
Valentine
 1950 Mrs. Dot (TV Movie)
Freddie Perkins
 1948 Scenes from Twelfth Night and Macbeth (TV Movie)
Valentine
 1948 Scenes from Twelfth Night and Macbeth/II (TV Movie)
Valentine
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He acted in John Fletcher's play, "The Chances," in the first performance of the first season at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Rosemary Harris, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Lang, Keith Michell, and Joan Plowright in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. Malcolm Pride was designer. See more »

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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on audiences] What I like and love about them is their trust in me. Even if I put on something - it might have a few swear words in it - they think I'm a naughty boy, but they will be coming back. See more »

Trivia:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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