John Neville

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Date of Birth May 2, 1925
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Nov 19, 2011 (86)
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John Neville (actor)

John Reginald Neville, CM, OBE was an English theatre and film actor, who moved to Canada in 1972. He enjoyed a resurgence of international attention in the 1980s as a result of his starring role in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Born: John Reginald Neville, May 2, 1925, Willesden, London, England
Died: November 19, 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: British
Education: Chiswick County School for Boys
Alma mater: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1949–2006
Children: 6
Family: Joe Dinicol (grandson)
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About John Neville

He gained international fame for his role as Terry Gillam in the 1988 film, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. In 1960, he played Lord Alfred Douglas in Oscar Wilde, and in 1997, he appeared in The Fifth Element.

Before Fame

He served in the Royal Navy and then studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


He moved to Canada in 1972, which led to him starring in Canadian theatre. In 2006, he was honored by being appointed to the Order of Canada.

Family Life

He was married to Caroline Hopper from 1949 until his death in 2011 and together they had six children.


Due to his good looks and comparable voice, Neville was often described by the public as actor John Gielgud's natural successor.

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