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. In the early 1970s he was lead singer of Geelong rock band "The Iliad". 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