During World War II John Neville formed a Youth Club in London, including a drama section. His group's version of "Hamlet" won a city contest, and Neville was accepted into the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. He married Caroline Hooper in 1949 and to date has six children.
He had a very successful stage career, appearing in Broadway productions of "Hamlet" (1958) and "Lolita, My Love" (1971). His theater credits include:
Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival in Canada from 1986 to 1989.
Portrayed Humbert Humbert in the Broadway-bound musical Lolita, My Love (1971), written by John Barry and Alan Jay Lerner.
Artistic Director of the Nottingham Playhouse from 1963 - 1966.
Artistic Director of the Citadel Theater, Edmonton, Canada from 1973 - 1978.
Artistic Director of the Neptune Theater, Halifax from 1978 - 1983.
Played Hamlet on Broadway in 1958, in a production which was broadcast on network television the following year.
His first film role was as one of the title characters in a TV production of "Romeo & Juliet" (1955). He appeared in character roles in a number of Sixties films, before hitting it big with his role as Sherlock Holmes in James Hill's "A Study In Terror" (1965). His other most famous roles include the title role in 1988's "The Adventures of Baron Von Munchasen", and a recurring role on "The X-Files" as the British Syndicate head, the Well-Manicured Man, appearing in eight episodes over a period of three seasons. He had a major role in "The X-Files: Fight the Future" and his character was killed therein. He personally wrote a letter to series creator Chris Carter after Season Three (his first season on the show), thanking Carter for giving him such good material to work with.
Other film roles include: "Baby's Day Out", "The Road to Wellville", "Little Women", "The Fifth Element", "Urban Legend", the TV series "Amazon", "Harvard Man", "Spider", and "Hollywood North". He immigrated to Canada in 1972, and is a Canadian citizen.… Expand
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|Separate Lies||Sep 16, 2005||Lord Rawston||7.0|
|The Statement||Dec 12, 2003||Old Man||5.8|
|Spider||Dec 20, 2002||Terrence||6.9|
|Harvard Man||Jun 28, 2002||Dr. Reese||7.0|
|Sunshine||Jun 9, 2000||Gustave Sors||8.6|
|Urban Legend||Sep 25, 1998||Dean Adams||6.4|
|The X Files||Jun 19, 1998||The Well-Manicured Man||8.0|
|The Fifth Element||May 9, 1997||General Staedert||8.5|
|High School High||Oct 25, 1996||Thaddeus Clark||7.6|
|Dangerous Minds||Aug 11, 1995||Waiter||6.1|
|Little Women||Dec 21, 1994||Mr. Laurence||7.7|
|The Adventures of Baron Munchausen||Mar 10, 1989||Hieronymus Karl Frederick Baron Von Munchausen||7.9|