Neil has appeared in a wide variety of work on stage, from portraying comedy legend Stan Laurel in Philip Dart's critically acclaimed production of Laurel and Hardy to a reporter in the feature film The Lost City of Z.
He was screenwriter Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias at Vienna's English Theatre, CEO George Cougar in Menagerie Theatre's Bloody Human Rights tour of Ireland, and Brooklyn cop O' Hara in Arsenic and Old Lace at The Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Neil played the lead in the award winning Football is a Circle (best short at MoFilm Sydney) and the nerdy conspiracy theorist in David Steven-Lee's short film The Peak And The Pit, nominated for best short at New York’s Tribeca film festival.
On television he was Norman Clint in the BBC’s Call The Midwife and he appears as the unsympathetic Doctor in US TV series Black Cake for Harpo Productions, as well as a reporter in ITV’s D.I. Ray.
He has played the Dame in panto every Xmas over the last decade in various pantomimes at Billingham Forum, The White Rock, Hastings, The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, and regularly over recent years at The Civic Theatre, Chelmsford.
With comedy in the core of his bones, he performs regularly as a stand-up comedian and co-wrote several of the pantomimes he’s appeared in as well as black comedy, A Pig Too Far, for BBC Radio 4, starring Toby Jones and a sit-com pilot, Turn the World Down, for Channel Four, starring the late, great, Sean Hughes.