Gender
Male
Born
May 02, 1925
London, ENGLAND
Died
Nov 19, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Director Performer
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Biography: John Reginald Neville was born on May 2, 1925 in Willesdon, London to Mabel Lillian and Reginald Daniel Neville. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began his professional career with his membership in the Trent Players. He became a leading member of London's Old Vic Company, and a frequent visiting player at the Bristol Old Vic. In 1961 he became co-artistic director of the Nottingham Playhouse. He was the artistic director of the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta from 1973-1978. He was the artistic director of the Stratford Festival of Canada from 1985-1989.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Fifth Element," "Spider," "The Statement," "Crime and Punishment," "Urban Legend," "High School High," "Oscar Wilde," and "I Like Money." Television credits include: "Friends and Heroes," "Bury the Lead," "Amazon," "Emily of New Moon," "The X-Files," "Silver Surfer," "Stark," "By Way of the Stars," "Grand," "Masterpiece Classic," "The First Churchills," and "The Company of Five."

Trivia:
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1965 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006.
Saint Joan (Jan 31, 1993 - Mar 14, 1993)
  • Performer: John Neville [Richard de Beauchamp]
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Ghosts (Aug 30, 1982 - Oct 02, 1982)
  • Directed by John Neville
  • Starring: John Neville [Pastor Manders]
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Sherlock Holmes (Nov 12, 1974 - Jan 04, 1976)
  • Performer: John Neville
    • Sherlock Holmes - Replacement (May 13, 1975 - ?)
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Hamlet (Dec 16, 1958 - Jan 10, 1959)
  • Performer: John Neville [Hamlet]
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Twelfth Night (Dec 09, 1958 - Jan 10, 1959)
  • Performer: John Neville [Sir Andrew Aguecheek]
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Troilus and Cressida (Dec 26, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Performer: John Neville [Thersites]
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Macbeth (Oct 29, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Performer: John Neville [Macduff]
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Romeo and Juliet (Oct 24, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Performer: John Neville [Romeo]
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King Richard II (Oct 23, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Performer: John Neville [King Richard the Second]
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