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Neil has worked extensively in Film, Television, Radio and Theatre for the last thirty six years- principally as an actor – and for the last seventeen years as a writer.
He has worked with many directors as actor or writer including Mike Leigh, Richard Eyre, Declan Donnellan, Yael Farber, Matt Lipsey, Robert Coldstream, Robert Chetwyn, Gavin Millar, David Skynner and Terry Marcel .
He has also worked with many distinguished actors in both writing and acting capacities including Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Nigel Hawthorne, Romola Garai, Paul Michael Glaser, Maureen Lipman, Richard Armitage, Jim Broadbent, Freddie Jones, Maureen Lipman, Eva Pope , John Wells and Jack Ellis.
His first play “Monsieur Prudhomme” opened at Komedia in Brighton in 1995 before its national tour and starred Sally Phillips.
His first feature film as a co-writer (with S. Speirs) was “Caught in the Act” (Carnaby International) which premiered at the Berlin film Festival and BAFTA was released in 2008 and starred Maureen Lipman, Ralph Brown, Freddie Jones, Juliet Aubrey and Steve Spiers.
He co directed and co wrote a short film (with J. Sate) A Kiss from Grandma which was made by Pathetique Films and starred Andrew Dunn, Anne Penfold, Dione Inman and Alan Gilchrist and featured at the Brighton Cinecity Film Festival in 2012.
His play “The Pearl” was first optioned by Production Exchange and had its Rehearsed Reading at RADA, London directed by Colin Blumenau – and then at York Theatre Royal.
Other screenplays that have seen development with UK Film Council and Certo (An Arts film company in Amsterdam) include the screenplay of “The Pearl”.