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Biography

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 May 1925Willesden, London, England, UK
Date of Death 19 November 2011Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameJohn Reginald Neville
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 generation has come to know him from his recurring role in the hit television series The X-Files (1993) and later feature film The X Files (1998), where he played a mysterious character known only as "The Well-Manicured Man". This flurry of activity in his career continues into 2004.

He emigrated to Canada in 1972. Has Canadian citizenship and was artistic director of the Stratford Festival (Ontario, Canada) from 1984-1989.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Proud_Canadian

Spouse (1)

Caroline Neville (9 December 1949 - 19 November 2011) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (5)

Became an Associate Member of RADA.
Graduated from RADA.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1965 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama.
He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on April 6, 2006 for his services for his Canadian Theater and Drama.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]

Personal Quotes (3)

They have a very Philistine government in Nova Scotia. They wave their philistinism like a banner.
[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.
[on live theatre] It is solace, a cure for loneliness, a gathering together in the name of mankind. It is men speaking to men, a great laugh spreader. It is love in action.

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