Jay Neill

Last updated 09 January 2020

Jay Neill (1932-2006)
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Jay Neill

Born: Saturday 21st May 1932
Died: Wednesday 14th June 2006 (age: 74)


Jay Neill was an English variety performer and television actor who often appeared in comedic roles.

Born in London, Neill started work as a stage hand at the Chiswick Empire theatre before auditioning for a role within the Dior Dancers adagio act. The Dior Dancers went on to achieve considerable success on the international variety circuit in the 1950s appearing in Las Vegas, as well the Royal Command Performance.

After leaving the Dior Dancers, Neill moved onto a successful career as a television actor, appearing in television programmes such as Doctor WhoThe Onedin LineFawlty TowersSykesTerry and June and Upstairs Downstairs.

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