Neil Maskell

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Neil Maskell
Born Neil Maskell
1976 (age 37–38)[1]
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor, writer, director
Years active 1991–present

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

Early life[edit]

Maskell was born in London, England. As a youngster he played football for Long Lane JFC playing as a full back but even then he made it known he wanted to be an actor. He first trained in acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington, where he attended classes from the age of 11,[2] and studied at the Miskin Theatre, Dartford at North West Kent College from 1992. He would later work as a director at the Miskin Theatre.[3]



Maskell's first television appearance was in 1991, as "Billy Potter", in the ITV police drama The Bill. Between 1992 and 2002 he would make a further five appearances in the programme, portraying a different character on each occasion. Maskell has had one-off roles in a number of other popular British serial dramas including Casualty, London's Burning and Soldier Soldier. His most regular television roles have been in the 2005 comedy series Mike Bassett: Manager and in the comedy sketch show The Wrong Door. It was whilst working on The Wrong Door that Maskell first met Kill List director Ben Wheatley.[4]


Maskell's film career began in 1997 with an appearance as "Schmuddie" in Gary Oldman's writing and directing debut Nil by Mouth. Following a number of bit part roles - inter alia as "Record Shop Geezer" and "Leading Mugger" - Maskell now attracts leading and supporting parts. Maskell's 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.

Wasteland, co-starring Maskell, Luke Treadaway, Matthew Lewis and Vanessa Kirby, screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, CA, on 28 and 29 April 2013.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Bill Billy Potter Episode: "Joey"
1992 Perfect Scoundrels Dean Episode: "Let No Man Put Asunder"
The Bill Gary Episode: "Fireworks"
1995 The Bill Damien Burns Episode: "Over the Top"
1996 Soldier Soldier Para 1 Episode: "Money for Nothing"
London's Burning Gary Episode: "Episode No.9.8"
The Thin Blue Line Football Official Episode: "Come on You Blues"
1997 Casualty Luke Lowther Episode: "United... By Blood"
Chalk Arse Face Episode: "The Inspection"
The Bill Warren Heskey Episode: "Neighbours"
Wycliffe Tully Episode: "Old Crimes, New Times"
1998 Bramwell Manky Matkin Episode: "Our Brave Boys"
Ultraviolet Neil Episode: "In Nomine Patris"
1999 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
Murder Most Horrid Martin Greaves Episode: "Whoopi Stone"
The Bill Frank Wilson Episode: "Screwdriver"
2000 Killers
Silent Witness Gary Lomax Episode: "The World Cruise"
2002 The Jury Chris Maher
The Bill Gary Roach Episode: "013"
2003 Strange Youth Episode: "Dubik"
2004 Shameless Corporal Episode: "Episode No.2.0"
2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Martin Moran Episode: "Word of God"
Mike Bassett: Manager Wirral Web Presenter
2007 Casualty Tom Faulkner Episode: "It Never Rains"
2008 The Wrong Door
2009 Casualty Lenny
2012 Silent Witness Stuart Thompson Episode: "Domestic"
2013 Utopia Arby / Piètre
The Mimic Neil
Dates Nick
By Any Means Joe Tyrus Episode 2
The Great Train Robbery Buster Edwards


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Nil by Mouth Schmuddie
Crocodile Snap Ray
1998 Titanic Town Soldier
2000 Sorted Record Shop Geezer
2001 Redemption Road Leading Mugger
2002 AKA Marcus
2003 The Sequel Lenny
2004 The Football Factory Rod
It's All Gone Pete Tong Jack Stoddart
Fat Slags Policeman
2006 Basic Instinct 2 Detective Ferguson
2007 The Englishman John
Rise of the Footsoldier Darren Nicholls
Atonement Soldier in Bray Bar
True Colours Neil
2009 Paintball Frank
Tony Mike Hemmings
Doghouse Banksy
2010 The Shouting Men Terry
Bonded by Blood Craig Rolfe
2011 Ghosted Nathan
Kill List Jay Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Jack Falls: Sid's Story Sid
Turnout Scott
Wild Bill Dicky
How to Stop Being a Loser Hands Henry
2012 Pusher Marlon
Wasteland Steven Roper
2012 St George's Day Jimmy McCudden
2013 Open Windows Post-production


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Miskin Theatre Company". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  5. ^ ”Wasteland Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 Screenings”

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