Neil Maskell

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Neil Maskell
Born 1976 (age 40–41)
London, England
Occupation Actor, writer, director
Years active 1991–present

Neil Maskell (born 1976)[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

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,[3] and studied at the Miskin Theatre, Dartford at North West Kent College from 1992. He later worked as a director at the Miskin Theatre.[4]



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[edit]

Maskell is a supporter of Newcastle Falcons



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Nil by Mouth Schmuddie
1997 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
2004 It's All Gone Pete Tong Jack Stoddart
2004 Fat Slags Policeman
2006 Basic Instinct 2 Detective Ferguson
2007 The Englishman John
2007 Rise of the Footsoldier Darren Nicholls
2007 Atonement Soldier in Bray Bar
2007 True Colours Neil
2009 Paintball Frank
2009 Tony Mike Hemmings
2009 Doghouse Banksy
2010 The Shouting Men Terry
2010 Bonded by Blood Craig Rolfe
2011 Ghosted Nathan
2011 Kill List Jay Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
2011 Jack Falls: Sid's Story Sid
2011 Turnout Scott
2011 Wild Bill Dicky
2011 How to Stop Being a Loser Hands Henry
2011 Level Up (film) Dmitri
2012 Pusher Marlon
2012 Wasteland (known as The Rise in England) Steven Roper
2012 St George's Day Jimmy McCudden
2013 Open Windows
2014 Hyena (film) Martin
2014 Bone In The Throat (film) Lewis
2015 High-Rise PC White
2017 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Back Lack


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Bill Billy Potter Episode: "Joey"
1992 Perfect Scoundrels Dean Episode: "Let No Man Put Asunder"
1992 The Bill Gary Episode: "Fireworks"
1995 The Bill Damien Burns Episode: "Over the Top"
1996 Soldier Soldier Para 1 Episode: "Money for Nothing"
1996 London's Burning Gary Episode: "Episode No.9.8"
1996 The Thin Blue Line Football Official Episode: "Come on You Blues"
1997 Casualty Luke Lowther Episode: "United... By Blood"
1997 Chalk Arse Face Episode: "The Inspection"
1997 The Bill Warren Heskey Episode: "Neighbours"
1997 Wycliffe Tully Episode: "Old Crimes, New Times"
1998 Bramwell Manky Matkin Episode: "Our Brave Boys"
1998 Ultraviolet Neil Episode: "In Nomine Patris"
1999 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
1999 Murder Most Horrid Martin Greaves Episode: "Whoopi Stone"
1999 The Bill Frank Wilson Episode: "Screwdriver"
2000 Killers
2000 Silent Witness Gary Lomax Episode: "The World Cruise"
2002 The Jury Chris Maher
2002 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"
2005 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"
2013–2014 Utopia Arby / Piètre
2013 The Mimic Neil
2013 Dates Nick
2013 By Any Means Joe Tyrus Episode 2
2013 The Great Train Robbery Buster Edwards
2015 Raised by Wolves Michael
2015 Humans DS Peter Drummond


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  4. ^ "Miskin Theatre Company". Retrieved 16 December 2011.  External link in |work= (help)

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