John Neville Biography (1925-)

Born May 2, 1925, in Willesden, London, England; son of Reginald Daniel (a truck driver) and Mabel Lillian (maiden name, Fry) Neville; married Caroline Hooper (an actress), December 9, 1949; children: three sons, three daughters. Addresses: Agent: Envoy Entertainment, 1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 530, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Contact: CBS/MTM Studios Grand, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
May 2, 1925
Willesden, London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Walk-on, Richard III, New Theatre, London, 1947
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Open Air Theatre, London, 1948
  • Chatillon, King John, Open Air Theatre, 1948
  • Gregers Werle, The Wild Duck, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, OldVic Theatre, Bristol, England, 1950-1953
  • Marlow, She Stoops to Conquer, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1950-1953
  • Richard, The Lady's Not for Burning, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1950-1953
  • Dunois, Saint Joan, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1950-1953
  • Edgar, Venus Observed, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1950-1953
  • Valentine, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, then London, 1950-1953
  • The Duke, Measure for Measure, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1950-1953
  • Title role, Henry V, Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1950-1953
  • Fortinbras, Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre Company, London, 1953-1954
  • Bertram, All's Well That Ends Well, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1953-1954
  • Ferdinand, The Tempest, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1953-1954
  • Macduff, Macbeth, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1954-1955
  • Title role, Richard II, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1954-1955 revived, 1955-1956
  • Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1954-1955
  • Orlando, As You Like It, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1954-1955
  • Henry Percy, Henry IV, Part I, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1954-1955
  • Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1955-1956
  • Autolycus, The Winter's Tale, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1955-1956
  • Alternated as Othello and Iago, Othello, Old Vic Theatre Company,1955-1956
  • Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1955-1956
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1955-1956
  • Title role, Richard II, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1955-1956
  • Macduff, Macbeth, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1956
  • (Broadway debut) Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Thersites, Troilus and Cressida, Old Vic Theatre Company, London,then Winter Garden Theatre, 1956
  • Title role, Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1957-1958
  • Angelo, Measure for Measure, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1957-1958
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, Old Vic Theatre Company, 1957-1958
  • Victor Fabian, Once More with Feeling, New Theatre, London, 1959
  • Nestor, Irma La Douce, Lyric Theatre, London, 1959
  • Jacko, The Naked Island, Arts Theatre, London, 1960
  • Title role, Macbeth, Nottingham Playhouse Company, England, 1961
  • Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1961
  • The Stranger, The Lady from the Sea, Queen's Theatre, London, 1961
  • The Evangelist, The Substitute, Palace Theatre, London, 1961
  • Don Frederick, The Chances, Chichester Festival, England, 1962
  • Orgilus, The Broken Heart, Chichester Festival, 1962
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Nottingham Playhouse Company,1962
  • D'Artagnan, The Three Musketeers, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1962
  • Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Nottingham Playhouse Company, then Haymarket Theatre, London, 1962
  • Title role, Coriolanus, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1963
  • John Worthing, The Importance of Being Earnest, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1963
  • Title role, Alfie, Mermaid Theatre, then Duchess Theatre, both London, 1963
  • Bernard Shaw, The Bashful Genius, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1964
  • Moricet, The Birdwatcher, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1964
  • Title role, Oedipus the King, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1964
  • Title role, Richard II, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1965
  • Corvino, Volpone, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1965
  • Barry Field, The Spies Are Singing, Nottingham Playhouse Company,1966
  • Title role, Doctor Faustus, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1966
  • Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1967
  • Iago, Othello, Nottingham Playhouse Company, 1967
  • Kolpakov and others, Beware of the Dog, Nottingham Playhouse Company, then St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1967
  • Henry Gow, "Mr.", and Alec Harvey, "Mrs.", in Mr. and Mrs. (doublebill), Palace Theatre, 1968
  • King Magnus, The Apple Cart, Mermaid Theatre, 1970
  • Garrick, Boswell's Life of Johnson, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland,1970
  • Benedick, Much Ado about Nothing, Edinburgh Festival, 1970
  • Macheath, The Beggars' Opera, Chichester Festival, 1972
  • Sir Colenso Ridgeon, The Doctor's Dilemma, Chichester Festival, 1972
  • Prospero, The Tempest, National Arts Centre Theatre, Ottawa, Canada, 1972
  • Judge Brack, Hedda Gabler, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Canada, 1972
  • Oh, Coward, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1972
  • Bethune, Citadel Theatre, 1972
  • Pygmalion, Citadel Theatre, 1972
  • Sherlock Holmes, Broadway production, 1975
  • Willy, Happy Days, Citadel Theatre, then National Theatre, London,1977
  • Othello, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1978
  • Staircase, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, 1978
  • Pastor Manders, Ghosts, New York and Washington, DC, 1982
  • Don Armado, Love's Labour's Lost, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada, 1983
  • Dear Antoine, Grand Theatre, London, Ontario, Canada, 1983
  • Arsenic and Old Lace, Grand Theatre, 1983
  • Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, Stratford Shakespearean Festival,1984
  • Anton Chekhov, Intimate Admiration, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Canada, 1987
  • Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Canada, 1988
  • Sir Peter Teazle, The School for Scandal, Royal National Theatre,London, 1990
  • The Winter's Tale, Barbican Theatre, London, 1993
  • Major Tours
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, U.S. cities, 1956
  • Title role, Richard II, U.S. cities, 1956
  • Macduff, Macbeth, U.S. cities, 1956
  • Thersites, Troilus and Cressida, U.S. cities, 1956
  • Title role, Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre Company, U.S. cities, 1958-1959
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, Old Vic Theatre Company, U.S.cities, 1958-1959
  • Title role, Macbeth, Maltese cities, 1961
  • Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, Maltese cities, 1961
  • Title role, Macbeth, Nottingham Playhouse Company, West African cities, 1963
  • Humbert Humbert, Lolita, U.S. cities, 1970
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Henry V, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1960
  • Twelfth Night, Nottingham Playhouse, England, 1962
  • A Subject of Scandal, Nottingham Playhouse, 1962
  • Concern, Nottingham Playhouse, 1962
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Nottingham Playhouse, 1963
  • Memento Mori, Nottingham Playhouse, 1964
  • The Mayor of Zalamea, Nottingham Playhouse, 1964
  • Listen to the Knocking Bird, Nottingham Playhouse, 1964
  • Richard II, Nottingham Playhouse, 1965
  • Collapse of Stout Party, Nottingham Playhouse, 1965
  • Measure for Measure, Nottingham Playhouse, 1965
  • Saint Joan, Nottingham Playhouse, 1966
  • Moll Flanders, Nottingham Playhouse, 1966
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Nottingham Playhouse, 1966
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Nottingham Playhouse, 1966
  • Death of a Salesman, Nottingham Playhouse, 1967
  • Honour and Offer, Fortune Theatre, London, 1969
  • The Rivals, National Arts Centre Theatre, Ottawa, Canada, 1972
  • Romeo and Juliet, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1972
  • Les Canadiens, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1978
  • The Seagull, Neptune Theatre, 1978
  • Hamlet, Grand Theatre, London, Ontario, Canada, 1983
  • Mother Courage, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada,1987
  • Othello, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, 1987
  • The Three Sisters, Stratford Shakespearean Festival, 1989
  • Also directed other productions for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival,1987-90; directed the opera Don Giovanni, Festival Theatre of Canada.
  • Film Appearances
  • Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde (also known as Forbidden Passion and Oscar Wilde: The Movie), FAW, 1960
  • Roger, Mr. Topaz (also known as I Like Money), 1961
  • Julian Ratcliffe, second lieutenant, Billy Budd, Allied Artists, 1962
  • Dr Mark Davidson, Unearthly Stranger, American International, 1964
  • Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Terror (also known as Fog), Columbia, 1966
  • Wellington, The Adventures of Gerard (also known as Adventuresof Brigadier Gerard), 1970
  • General Wolseley, Riel, 1979
  • Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymous Munchausen, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (also known as Die Abenteuer des Baron von Muenchhausen), Columbia, 1989
  • Mr. Andrews, the butler, Baby's Day Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Mr. Laurence, Little Women, Columbia, 1994
  • Mr. Endymion Hart-Jones, The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • Waiter, Dangerous Minds, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Cruzzi, Swann, Norstar, 1996
  • Thaddeus, High School High, Columbia, 1996
  • Follenfant, Sabotage, New City Releasing, 1996
  • General Staedert, The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquiemeelement), Columbia, 1997
  • Dr. Yealland, Regeneration (also known as Behind the Lines), Alliance, 1997
  • Shopkeeper, Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework, Catalyst, 1997
  • The well-manicured man, The X-Files (also known as Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Dean Adams, Urban Legend (also known as Mixed Culture), TriStar, 1998
  • Bradley, Goodbye Lover, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Gustave Sors, Sunshine (also known as A napfeny ize and Sunshine 0 Ein Hauch von Sonnenschein), Paramount, 1999
  • Title role, The Duke, Buena Vista Home Video, 1999
  • Jock Beale, Water Damage, Critical Mass Releasing, 1999
  • Eternity, Silver Surfer, Fox, 1999
  • Uncle Henrick, Dinner at Fred's, Imperial, 1999
  • Bishop George Bell, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (also known as Bonhoeffer--Die letzte Stufe), Norflicks, 2000
  • Judge H. Chadwick, Custody of the Heart, 2000
  • Marmeladov, Crime and Punishment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000
  • Dr. Reese, Harvard Man, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Spider, Odeon, 2002
  • Between Strangers, Equinox, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, NBC, 1955
  • Title role, The Life of Henry V, BBC, 1957
  • "Hamlet," DuPont Show of the Month, CBS, 1959
  • Hillsborough, The Rebel, 1975
  • "Richard Burton: In from the Cold," Great Performances, PBS, 1989
  • Miniseries
  • John Churchill, "The First Churchills," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS,1971
  • Professor Billby, By Way of the Stars (also known as Der LangeWeg des Lukas B.), 1992
  • British High Commissioner, Trudeau, 2002
  • Series
  • The Company of Five, 1968
  • Desmond, Grand, NBC, 1990
  • Uncle Malcolm, Emily of New Moon, CBC, 1998
  • Voice of Eternity, The Silver Surfer, Fox, 1998
  • First Elder Cole, Amazon (also known as Amazonas - Gefangene deDschungels and Peter Benchley's Amazon), syndicated, 1999
  • Movies
  • Robert Browning, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1961
  • The Order (also known as Wednesday Play: The Order), 1967
  • Wilkie, Shaggy Dog (also known as The Company of Five: Shaggy Dog), 1968
  • Voice of Viktor, Johann's Gift to Christmas, 1991
  • Dr. Cecil Chambers, Journey to the Center of the Earth, NBC, 1993
  • Lord de Quincy, Stark, 1993
  • Gen. Sir Alan Brooke, Dieppe, 1993
  • Sir David Browning, Message for Posterity (also known as Performance: Message for Posterity), 1994
  • Frilo, the magnificent, The Song Spinner, Showtime, 1995
  • Bosch, Johnny 2.0, Sci-Fi Channel, 1997
  • Mr. Cunningham, The Stork Derby, 2001
  • Episodic
  • "Triple Cross," The Protectors, 1972
  • Isaac Newton, "Descent: Part 1," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1993
  • Leonard Price, "Thief of Hearts," Viper, 1994
  • The well-manicured man, "The Blessing Way," The X-Files, Fox, 1995
  • The well-manicured man, "Paper Clip," The X-Files, Fox, 1995
  • The well-manicured man, "Apocrypha," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • The well-manicured man, "Tunguska," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • The well-manicured man, "Terma," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • The well-manicured man, "Patient X," The X-Files, Fox, 1998
  • The well-manicured man, "The Red and the Black," The X-Files, Fox,1998
  • The well-manicured man, "The End," The X-Files, Fox, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Gaines, Robert A., John Neville Takes Command: The Story of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Production, William Street Press (Stratford, Ontario, Canada), 1987
    • International Dictionary of Theatre, Volume 3: Actors, Directors, and Designers, St. James Press, 1996
    • Trewin, J. C., John Neville, 1961
    Periodicals
    • Theatre Week, July 31, 1989, p. 26

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