Among the highlights of his career, Neil lists:
- appearing in the West End production of Terence Rattigan’s last play “Cause Celebre”, with Glynis Johns;
- playing Ernest in “The Importance of Being Earnest”, with Penelope Keith;
- appearing as Sir Robert Chiltern in Sir Peter Hall’s production of “An Ideal Husband”;
- starring with Nicholas Lyndhurst in “Straight And Narrow” at the Wyndham’s Theatre;
- five plays at The National Theatre, including Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock”, William Congreve’s “Love For Love” and “The Beggar’s Opera” with Tim Curry;
- World tours with the Derek Nimmo British Airways Playhouse Company.
The programmes from two of these productions are shown here.
Neil’s many TV credits include everything from Dr. Who (with Peter Davison) to Rumpole of The Bailey, and his recent TV work has included appearance in popular favourites such as The Bill, Casualty and Eastenders.
My thanks to Neil for providing the information. I contacted Neil a couple of weeks ago to ask his permission and it has been a pleasure to find out more about his life and work.
Research shows that Neil's family tree goes back from Hebburn, where Neil was born, to Gateshead and then to Morpeth in the mid 19th century, back John Daglish who married Hannah Hall in Morpeth in 1768 - and we know that there were Daglishes living in Morpeth long before this date. This is a large and extensive family tree that we will visit again in coming weeks.