Canadian stage director and actor John Neville died Saturday (Nov. 19) in Toronto, surrounded by family, the Canadian Press reports. Neville, who is best known for his role in the 1990s as “The Well-Manicured Man” in “The X-Files” television series and movies, was battling Alzheimer’s Disease.
A longtime stage actor, his screen career took off in his ’60s, when Terry Gilliam cast him in the title role of “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” He appears here with Tilda Swinton in 2003’s “The Statement.”
Neville worked as the artistic director for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for many years. Their current artistic director, Des McAnuff, writes, “John Neville was a superb actor, an outstanding director and a terrific artistic leader of our Festival. His charisma and charm were matched by the generosity of his spirit.”
Born in England, Neville emigrated to Canada in 1972, where he later gained citizenship. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Caroline, as well as six children and six grandchildren.