Neil began his film career in the Art Department on the Bond film For Your Eyes Only in 1981, going on to work on a further five Eon Productions through to The World is Not Enough. He first joined with Production Designer Stuart Craig, after Goldeneye, in Tunisia on the film of Michael Ondaatje’s book The English Patient. This was followed by In Love and War and the infamous The Avengers. Titanic also sailed and sank during this period. They fell out of sync when Stuart Craig left for America and Bagger Vance, with Neil working with Wolf Kroeger, Production Designer, to help realise the sets and locations designed for the film Enemy at the Gates, in Berlin.
The relationship with Stuart Craig was reconnected after a phone call enquiring about Neil’s availability for a film about Teenage Wizards, which would engage him and Stuart, unwittingly, for 10 years. Since completing the series of films, Neil has gone on to supervise Warhorse with the American Production Designer Rick Carter and Gambit, again with Stuart Craig, a wholly different experience of smaller film production than the previous decade, but nonetheless as rewarding.
He is currently working with Stuart Craig, developing new projects!
|2011 Jury Member|