Neil Reidman

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Neil Reidman is a British film and TV actor.

Biography[edit]

The youngest of six children, Reidman was born in Birmingham, England. His parents were from Jamaica. At the age of 13 he began attending Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, where he was first exposed to serious training in theatre and stage. Soon after, he auditioned for the Central Junior Television Workshop. That audition landed him a spot at the Midlands Arts Centre.[1] Later, he trained in method acting at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London.[2] Like many aspiring actors, Reidman began performing live in staged plays. His early work included roles in productions of Prince of Morocco, Merchant of Venice, and Pinocchio. Though his career has offered Reidman diverse roles in a wide variety of shows, he is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Atillo in the popular BBC TV drama Doctor Who.

Television credits[edit]

Reidman made his television debut in 2000 with a walk-on role in the show Tough Love, in which he appeared as a driver. Later that year, he had a recurring role in three episodes of The Bill, where he played the part of Daryl Gilchrist.

2001 saw him in the role of Neil for a single episode of Doctors. Then, for the 2002-03 television season, he appeared in three episodes of Holby City, in the role of DC Windsor.

In 2007, Reidman achieved his most prominent role to date appearing as "Lieutenant Atillo" in Doctor Who, when he worked alongside David Tennant, John Barrowman, Freema Agyeman and Derek Jacobi.[3]

Other television appearances include EastEnders playing opposite Martin Kemp and Michael Greco and roles in Body Story, Casualty, Crimewatch File, Nature Boy, Come Outside (which starred Lynda Baron of Open All Hours), and All About Me with Jasper Carrot.

Film Credits[edit]

In 2007, Reidman appeared in The Birthday Treat and Fast Break. His work in the lead role of Darren in The Birthday Treat brought him the Best Male Actor award at the 9th BFM International Film Festival. The film went on to receive awards for Best Screenplay and Best Film. That same year, Reidman starred in Fast Break (Fierce Productions), which won the First Light Film Awards.

In 2008, he returned to the BFM in Win Lose or Draw with a nomination for Best Actor. Though he did not win that award the picture won Best Film.[4]

Most recently Reidman starred as Ricky in Sh*t Happens, a motion picture that he wrote and directed himself for FourthWall Productions.

Stage[edit]

In 1999, Reidman won the role of Mesrou in The Dispute, a play that was produced by Neil Bartlett at The Other Place in Stratford-Upon-Avon.[5] In 2008, he appeared opposite the singer known as Yaa in the musical The Big Life (directed by Clint Dyer).[6][7]

Radio[edit]

  • Memory Lane (Dr Who audio release),
  • Redeeming History (Radio 3)
  • Fruit Salad (BBC Radio 4)
  • This Bitter Sweet Earth (BBC Radio 4)
  • Trauma (BBC Radio 4)
  • The Big Life (BBC Radio 4)
  • Shades of Black (BBC Radio 4)
  • Hands (BBC Radio 4)
  • Top Story (BBC Radio 4)

Related awards[edit]

  • First Light Film Awards 2007, Best Drama 2007, for the film Fast Break (Fierce Productions)
  • National Television Awards, Best Drama 2007, for the series Dr Who
  • Birmingham International Film Festival, Best Drama Documentary 2007, for Win Lose or Draw (ODAC)
  • 9th BFM International Film Festival, Best Screenplay, 2007, for Birthday Treat (2hotfilms)

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