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Years active  1991–present
Name  Neil Maskell
Role  Actor

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Born  1976 (age 38–39)London, England, UK
Occupation  Actor, writer, director
Nominations  British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Movies  Open Windows, Kill List, Hyena, The Football Factory, Basic Instinct 2
Similar People  Peter Ferdinando, Nacho Vigalondo, Michael Smiley, Roland Manookian, Ben Wheatley

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Neil Maskell (born 1976) is an English actor, writer, and director who is known for his appearances in British crime and horror films such as The Football Factory and Kill List.


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Early life

Neil Maskell Portrait of the actor Neil Maskell by Tim Booth

Maskell was born in London. As a youngster, he played football for Long Lane JFC as a full-back. He first trained in acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington, London, where he attended classes from the age of 11, and studied at the Miskin Theatre, Dartford at North West Kent College from 1992. He later worked as a director at the Miskin Theatre.


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Maskell's film career began in 1997 with an appearance as Schmuddie in Gary Oldman's directorial debut Nil by Mouth. His leading role in the 2011 thriller Kill List attracted positive reviews from critics and saw him nominated for the Best Actor award at the British Independent Film Awards.


Maskell's first television appearance was in 1991 in the ITV police drama The Bill. Between 1992 and 2002, he made a further five appearances on the show, portraying a different character each time. He has had one-off roles in a number of other popular British serial dramas such as Casualty, London's Burning, Soldier Soldier. His most regular television roles have been in the 2005 comedy series Mike Bassett: Manager, in the comedy sketch show The Wrong Door, and in the 2013-2014 thriller drama action series Utopia. Since 2015, he has been a series regular in sci-fi thriller Humans.

Personal life

Maskell is a supporter of Arsenal.


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