Neil Melville

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Neil Melville is an Australian actor. He was born in Sydney, but spent most of his childhood in Apollo Bay, Victoria.

Melville graduated from Adelaide's Flinders University with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, and performed in a number of university productions, including, most notably, the world premiere of Jack Hibberd's The Les Darcy Show (1974).

After graduating from university, Melville spent a year writing and performing for children with the Little Patch Theatre. While with this group, he wrote the vaudeville-documentary, Australian Born, Australian Bred. He has worked extensively as a character actor, appearing in numerous Australian theatre, film and television productions.

Melville has served as actor and director-in-residence at the University of Melbourne and worked as Executive Producer on ex-wife Debra Byrne's album, Heaven Down Here.

Melville is now married to Bo, and lives in Apollo Bay.

Partial theatre productions[edit]

  • The Fantastics
  • Othello
  • Coriolanus
  • Macbeth
  • The Naked Vicar Show
  • Evita
  • Oklahoma
  • On Our Selection
  • This Old Man Comes Rolling Home
  • The Magic Guritar
  • The Les Darcy Show
  • Blue Window
  • Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
  • The Life of Galileo
  • The Ramayana
  • Les Misérables
  • Odyssey of a Prostitute

Partial television credits[edit]


  • Brilliant Lies
  • Bushfire Moon,
  • Feathers
  • In Pursuit of Honor
  • Miracle Down Under
  • Good Vibrations
  • The Feds: Terror
  • Halifax f.p: Playing God
  • Halifax f.p: Isn't It Romantic