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15 December 1980 |
Southport, Merseyside, England
|Spouse(s)||Michelle Edwards (m. 2007)|
|Children||Arrabella Betsy McDermott (born 2011)|
Neil McDermott (born 15 December 1980) is a British stage and television actor who is best known for portraying Ryan Malloy in the BBC television soap opera EastEnders, from April 2009 until August 2011.
McDermott appeared in the 2008 Doctor Who episode "The Next Doctor", as well as Casualty and Rosemary and Thyme, amongst others, the feature film Goal!, and various stage productions including The Sound of Music in the West End. He trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He joined the cast of EastEnders in 2009. In June 2011, Digital Spy reported that McDermott was leaving EastEnders. An EastEnders spokesperson said, "We can confirm Neil is leaving EastEnders. It was a mutual decision that was made before Christmas when Neil's contract came up for renewal and we wish him all the best for the future. His exit storyline will be dramatic and fans will not be disappointed."
Neil replaced fellow Enders actor Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London's West End on 29 February 2012. The production plays its final performance 24 February 2013 with McDermott as Farquaad.
Neil and his wife Michelle opened Mishmak Youth Theatre in January 2010.
- Inspector George Gently - Gary Manners (2014) 1 episode.
- Casualty – Gavin Nicholson (2013)
- Doctors - Dr. Bradley Dash (2013) 2 episodes.
- EastEnders - Ben (2003) / Ryan Malloy (2009-2011) (credited as "Man" in April 2009)
- The Royal - Dr. Ralph Ellis (2009-2011)
- Doctor Who: The Next Doctor - Jed (2008)
- Kiss of Death - John Doe (2008)
- Casualty - Ben Harold (2006)
- Rosemary & Thyme - Ryan Stebbings (2006)
- Chopratown - Henry (2005)
- Goal - Extra
- Shrek the Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) - Lord Farquaad (2012–13)
- La Cage aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory) - Jean-Michel (2007–08)
- Follies (London Palladium) - Young Buddy (2007)
- The Sound of Music (London Palladium) - Rolf Gruber (2006–07)
- Bad Girls (West Yorkshire Playhouse) - Justin Mattison (2006)
- Aladdin (Old Vic) - Aladdin (2005–06)
- Through the Woods (Birmingham Rep) - Simon (2004)
- Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse) - Ordulf (2004)
- The Water Babies (Chichester Festival Theatre) - Tom (2003)
- The Gondoliers (Chichester Festival Theatre) - Fausto (2003)
- Babes in Arms (New Theatre, Cardiff) - Steve Edwards (2002)
- Digital Spy
- The Sound of Music - Biography
- Kilkelly, Daniel (19 June 2011). "'EastEnders' star Neil McDermott to leave soap". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- "EastEnders hunk Neil McDermott to open Sutton youth theatre". YourLocalGuardian.co.uk. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
- "BABY JOY! EastEnders star Neil McDermott becomes a dad". NOW (IPC Media). 13 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- "Sport photos – Eastenders stars Charlie Brooks and Neil McDermott at the start line of the Great North Run in Newcastle.". Metro (Associated Newspapers Ltd). 18 September 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.