John Neville Poster


Jump to: Overview (4)  | Mini Bio (1)  | Family (2)  | Trivia (5)  | Personal Quotes (3)

Overview (4)

Born in Willesden, London, England, UK
Died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameJohn Reginald Neville
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

When John Neville 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, Neville's starring role in this major production, as well as his fine performance, led to an explosion in his career. He afterward received numerous roles in feature films and television. A new generation came to know him from his recurring role in the hit television series The X-Files (1993) and later feature film The X Files (1998), in which he played a mysterious character known only as "The Well-Manicured Man".

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

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Proud_Canadian

Family (2)

Spouse Caroline Neville (9 December 1949 - 19 November 2011)  (his death)  (6 children)
Parents Reginald Daniel Neville
Mabel Lillian Neville

Trivia (5)

Graduated from RADA. Later became an Associate Member of RADA.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1965 Queen's Birthday 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.
He played the grandfather of his grandson Joe Dinicol's character Zach Eisley in Train 48: Episode #1.306 (2005).
He played Robert Morley's lover in Oscar Wilde (1960) and his brother in A Study in Terror (1965).

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.

See also

Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro Pro Name Page Link

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed