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 ...

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Jacinda Barrett

Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Jacinda Barrett

Different for Girls (1996)

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the 70s. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Spence
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Steven Mackintosh  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Charlotte Coleman

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the 70s. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Spence
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Steven Mackintosh  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Charlotte Coleman

Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Hart  •  Nicholas Palliser  •  Neil Dudgeon

The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Hart  •  Nicholas Palliser  •  Neil Dudgeon

The Arbor (2010)

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clio Barnard
CAST:  Kate Rutter  •  Christine Bottomley  •  George Costigan  •  Monica Dolan

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clio Barnard
CAST:  Kate Rutter  •  Christine Bottomley  •  George Costigan  •  Monica Dolan

The Return (2003)

A former alcoholic returns home after ten years in prison for the murder of her husband. As her recollection of the murder returns, things take a different turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dermot Boyd
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Neil Dudgeon  •  Ger Ryan  •  Nick Dunning

A former alcoholic returns home after ten years in prison for the murder of her husband. As her recollection of the murder returns, things take a different turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dermot Boyd
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Neil Dudgeon  •  Ger Ryan  •  Nick Dunning

The Planman (2003)

A lawyer finds himself increasingly frustrated by the professional criminals he is called upon to defend, and hooks upon the idea of devising perfect crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Strickland
CAST:  Robbie Coltrane  •  Celia Imrie  •  Neil Dudgeon  •  Vincent Regan

A lawyer finds himself increasingly frustrated by the professional criminals he is called upon to defend, and hooks upon the idea of devising perfect crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Strickland
CAST:  Robbie Coltrane  •  Celia Imrie  •  Neil Dudgeon  •  Vincent Regan

Red King, White Knight (1989)

The CIA hears of a KGB scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner, an agent retired for 10 years, to go to Russia to investigate. He verifies the plot, but then has trouble leaving the country. In the meantime, the U.S. policy makers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Tom Skerritt  •  Max von Sydow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Tom Bell

The CIA hears of a KGB scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner, an agent retired for 10 years, to go to Russia to investigate. He verifies the plot, but then has trouble leaving the country. In the meantime, the U.S. policy makers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Tom Skerritt  •  Max von Sydow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Tom Bell

United (2011)

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Strong
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Jack O'Connell  •  Sam Claflin  •  Dougray Scott

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Strong
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Jack O'Connell  •  Sam Claflin  •  Dougray Scott

Dirty Tricks (2000)

Martin Clunes plays Edward, an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Seemingly charming and thoughtful, Edward is really a calculating liar and manipulator. A series of events triggered at a dinner party leads Edward down a very precarious and hilarious path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Seed
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  James Bolam  •  George Potts  •  Julie Graham

Martin Clunes plays Edward, an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Seemingly charming and thoughtful, Edward is really a calculating liar and manipulator. A series of events triggered at a dinner party leads Edward down a very precarious and hilarious path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Seed
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  James Bolam  •  George Potts  •  Julie Graham

It Was an Accident (2000)

An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Metin Hüseyin
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Max Beesley  •  James Bolam

An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Metin Hüseyin
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Max Beesley  •  James Bolam

Our Boy (1998)

A parent's grief has no bounds. Our Boy tells the moving and tragic story of one couple’s struggle to come to terms with the disappearance and death of their only son. Woody, Sonia and their son, Lee, live contentedly in West Ham, London. When Lee is killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Pauline Quirke  •  Perry Fenwick  •  Philip Jackson

A parent's grief has no bounds. Our Boy tells the moving and tragic story of one couple’s struggle to come to terms with the disappearance and death of their only son. Woody, Sonia and their son, Lee, live contentedly in West Ham, London. When Lee is killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Pauline Quirke  •  Perry Fenwick  •  Philip Jackson

Fatherland (1994)

Fictional account of what might have happened if Hitler had won the war. It is now the 1960s and Germany's war crimes have so far been kept a secret. Hitler wants to talk peace with the US president. An American journalist and a German homicide cop stumble into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Michael Kitchen

Fictional account of what might have happened if Hitler had won the war. It is now the 1960s and Germany's war crimes have so far been kept a secret. Hitler wants to talk peace with the US president. An American journalist and a German homicide cop stumble into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Michael Kitchen

Fools of Fortune (1990)

A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Iain Glen  •  Julie Christie  •  Tom Hickey

A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Iain Glen  •  Julie Christie  •  Tom Hickey

Son of Rambow (2007)

Will is looking for an escape from his family when he encounters Lee, the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of Rambo, Lee plans to make his own action-packed video epic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  Neil Dudgeon  •  Bill Milner  •  Jessica Hynes  •  Anna Wing

Will is looking for an escape from his family when he encounters Lee, the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of Rambo, Lee plans to make his own action-packed video epic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  Neil Dudgeon  •  Bill Milner  •  Jessica Hynes  •  Anna Wing

Coming Down the Mountain (2007)

An original drama by novelist Mark Haddon about two teenage brothers: angst-ridden David and Ben, who has Downs Syndrome.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Anne Robinson
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Tommy Jessop  •  Julia Ford  •  Neil Dudgeon

An original drama by novelist Mark Haddon about two teenage brothers: angst-ridden David and Ben, who has Downs Syndrome.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Anne Robinson
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Tommy Jessop  •  Julia Ford  •  Neil Dudgeon

Road (1987)

A narrator, Scullery, guides the viewer into the homes on one road of a deprived, working-class area of Lancashire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Neil Dudgeon  •  Edward Tudor-Pole  •  Jane Horrocks  •  Andrew Wilde

A narrator, Scullery, guides the viewer into the homes on one road of a deprived, working-class area of Lancashire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Neil Dudgeon  •  Edward Tudor-Pole  •  Jane Horrocks  •  Andrew Wilde

Night Voice (1990)

Clarence Flamer hosts a late-night talk show on regional radio station North Star Sound. A phone call he takes one night leads to his discovering a mortgage scam being run by a group of estate agents. His attempts to delve deeper have tragic consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Spence
CAST:  Alexei Sayle  •  Kevin Whately  •  Ruth Sheen  •  Lesley Sharp

Clarence Flamer hosts a late-night talk show on regional radio station North Star Sound. A phone call he takes one night leads to his discovering a mortgage scam being run by a group of estate agents. His attempts to delve deeper have tragic consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Spence
CAST:  Alexei Sayle  •  Kevin Whately  •  Ruth Sheen  •  Lesley Sharp

Resnick: Lonely Hearts (1992)

Shirley Peters is dead. Murdered. Her body is found twelve hours later in her own home. Just one of the many sordid domestic crimes hitting the city. Tony Macliesh, her rejected boyfriend, is the obvious prime suspect and he’s just been picked off the Aberdeen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce MacDonald
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  David Neilson  •  Kate Eaton  •  William Ivory

Shirley Peters is dead. Murdered. Her body is found twelve hours later in her own home. Just one of the many sordid domestic crimes hitting the city. Tony Macliesh, her rejected boyfriend, is the obvious prime suspect and he’s just been picked off the Aberdeen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce MacDonald
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  David Neilson  •  Kate Eaton  •  William Ivory

Revolver (1992)

Nick Suster, a secret intelligence agent paralyzed by an assassin's bullet, sets out to track down his assailant and in the process, uncovers a major arms-smuggling operation that threatens international security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Nelson
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Dakin Matthews  •  Steven Williams  •  David Ryall

Nick Suster, a secret intelligence agent paralyzed by an assassin's bullet, sets out to track down his assailant and in the process, uncovers a major arms-smuggling operation that threatens international security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Nelson
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Dakin Matthews  •  Steven Williams  •  David Ryall
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