Neville, John

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Neville, John

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John Neville was an actor and director, born in London, England. He studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and had a successful career on the British Stage, including the lead role in "Hamlet" at the Old Vic in 1957 and a stint as the artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse. He came to Canada in 1972 with a tour of the musical version of "Lolita," and stayed on as the artistic director of the Citadel Theatre (1973-1978). He was then the artistic director of Neptune Theatre (1978-1983) and then at the Stratford Festival Theatre (1985-1989), where he began staging musicals in the Festival Theatre. He continued to be active as an actor throughout his life and also performed in many television and film roles. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2006.


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Charlebois, Gaetan. "Neville, John." Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Accessed August 24, 2018 from

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