Training and Education
After successfully completing a BTec in Business Studies at Solihull College of Technology, Neil subsequently trained as an actor at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts London before going on to study acting and directing at the Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing London.
For the past fifteen years Neil has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. Some of his theatre work includes Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows West End and No1 Tour, Tom Moody in Golden Boy at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and No.1 Tour, the title role in Dracula at the Nes Theatre, Amsterdam, Improvisations at the Royal Court London, Doc in the musical The City Club at the Pleasance Theatre, Matt Burke in Anna Christie at the Riverside Studios and Reece in A Christmas Tale at the Bristol Old Vic.
Neil's television credits include Bruno in the BBC's cult children's series The Demon Headmaster and Dave the Football Manager in Channel 4's Emotional Rescue. His feature film credits include PC Miles in Cash in Hand, Agent Scott in Witchcraft Mistress, Malcolm in Stella and Johnny and Georgio in The Adventures of George the Projectionist.
Neil has produced and directed Eugene O'Neill's Lost Plays at the King's Head Theatre, the long-standing comedy Newsrevue at the Canal Café Theatre, a ghost story titled The Hand, a new play The Jumble Sale at the Edinburgh Festival, Spooked at the Wimbledon Studio and An Evening with Maupassant at the Bridewell Theatre.
Apart from his acting work, Neil has extensive experience in teaching. Previous to being Head of Acting and Directing at the Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing London, Neil has taught in secondary schools, colleges of further education and leading drama schools.