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Neil Dudgeon

Neil Dudgeon was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire on 2 January 1961 and attended Danum Grammar School among others. He established himself as an actor in school plays and went on to study drama at university . He made his first screen appearance in 1987. The following year, he appeared as a World War II pilot in Piece of Cake, alongside Tim Woodward, Jeremy Northam and Nathaniel Parker. As well as occasional appearances in long-running series such as Casualty, London`s Burning and Lovejoy, he has appeared as George the Chauffeur in The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (alongside Diana Rigg), in Inspector Morse (episode “The Way Through The Woods”), A Touch of Frost with David Jason, Between The Lines, Common As Muck (in 1994 & 1997) , Out of the Blue, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking and all four series of Messiah with Ken Stott. In 2007 Dudgeon appeared in the eponymous role of self-made millionaire Roman Pretty in the BBC2 sitcom Roman`s Empire. Since 2009 he has played Jim Riley in the BBC`s successful comedy Life of Riley. In 2010, Dudgeon appeared in an episode of the long-running ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders, called “The Sword of Guillaume”. He was introduced in the episode as the cousin of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, played by John Nettles, who has announced his retirement from the role. Neil, also cast as a senior detective, will take over as the lead character in Midsomer Murders after the last episodes featuring John Nettles are screened in 2011. Neil appeared for the first time in Midsomer Murders in the opening episode of the fourth series (“Garden of Death”), Neil is married to Radio Producer Mary Peate, they have two children.

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Jan 2, 1961 In Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Lovejoy 1986-01-10
Latest Project:
Series Bornebusch i tevefabriken 2016-03-16
Known For
Poster of Life of Riley
Poster of Coming Down the Mountain
Poster of The Mrs Bradley Mysteries
Poster of Road
Series Bornebusch i tevefabriken Guest 2016-03-16
Movie Mr Understood Jim 2013-05-16
Movie United Alan Hardaker 2011-01-02
Movie The Arbor Steve Saul 2010-10-22
Series The Nativity Joachim 2010-12-20
Series Life of Riley 2009-01-08
Series Survivors Unknown 2008-11-23
Movie Son of Rambow Joshua 2007-01-22
Series Roman's Empire 2007-04-12
Series Kingdom Unknown 2007-04-22
Movie Coming Down the Mountain John Philips 2007-08-16
Movie The Lavender List Joe Haines 2006-03-01
Series The Street 2006-04-13
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Lestrade 2004-12-26
Movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Taxi Drive 2004-11-10
Movie Humanzee: The Human Chimp Narrator (voice) 2003-01-14
Movie The Return Matt 2003-12-30
Movie The Planman ACC Brian Richards 2003-03-31
Series Rose and Maloney Unknown 2002-09-29
Series Messiah DI Duncan Warren 2001-05-26
Series Murder in Mind Edward Buttimore 2001-04-22
Movie Dirty Tricks Dennis 2000-09-24
Movie It Was an Accident Holdsworth 2000-10-27
Movie Our Boy 1998-02-15
Series The Mrs Bradley Mysteries 1998-08-31
Series Midsomer Murders Chief inspector John Barnaby 1997-03-23
Movie Breakout Dr. Neil McFarlane 1997-04-22
Movie The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 1997-11-09
Movie Different for Girls Neil Payne 1996-10-01
Series Out of the Blue 1995-05-23
Movie Fatherland Sex Crimes Cop 1994-11-26
Movie Skallagrigg Priest 1994-03-09
Series Common As Muck Ken Andrews 1994-09-07
Movie Resnick: Rough Treatment 1993-07-25
Movie Resnick: Lonely Hearts William Doria 1992-03-31
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Series Nice Town Tom Edmonds 1992-11-18
Series A Touch of Frost Costello 1992-12-06
Movie Fools of Fortune Sergeant Rudkin 1990-06-20
Movie Night Voice Dennis Crowson 1990-07-25
Movie Red King, White Knight Vlasek 1989-11-25
Series Piece of Cake 'Moggy' Cattermole 1988-10-02
Movie Road Brink 1987-10-07
Series Inspector Morse David Michaels 1987-01-06
Movie Prick Up Your Ears Policeman 1987-04-17
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Series London's Burning Unknown 1986-12-07
Series Casualty Mick 1986-09-06