Born in Birmingham Neil trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.

Theatre credits include: Generations (Nottingham Arts Theatre) The Bodyguard (International tour), The Color Purple (menier chocolate factory), One flew Over the Cuckoos nest (No.1 tour) The Blacks (young vic), The Green Room (Theatre Peckham) The Dispute (RSC) Merchant of Venice, Pinnochio, Playland, The Dutchman (Birmingham Rep) Two Tracks and Text Me (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Ticket to Write (Paines Plough), Tracey Beaker (Nottingham Playhouse and Hackney Empire) The Big life (Theatre Royal Stratford East and Apollo Theatre West End).

TV credits include: Dr Who, The Detectorists, Eastenders, Casualty, Doctors (BBC), The Level (ITV) Body story (ch4).

Film Credits: Hard Time Bus, Losing Innocence, IF, Pearl's of Africa, An ill wind, Almost saw the Sunshine , Birthday Treat.

Neil has won The BFI Best Actor Award for his Portrayal of 'Darren' in Birthday Treat and was nominated for a Best Actor Award for his portrayal of 'Mark' in Hard Time Bus at The American Black Film Festival Awards (Abff) in New York.

Neil has recently written directed and performed a One Man show called Without at The Omnibus Theatre Courtyard Theatre and most recently the White Bear Theatre in London and can be seen in his featured role as 'Officer Ruud' in the netflix series Narco Saints.