Neal Arden

Neal Arden (27 December 1909 – 4 June 2014) was an English-born actor and writer who appeared in films, television shows, theatre productions and radio programs. He was born in Fulham, London.

Neal Arden
Arthur Neal Aiston

(1909-12-27)27 December 1909
Fulham, London, England, UK
Died4 June 2014(2014-06-04) (aged 104)
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
OccupationActor, policeman, playwright, songwriter
Years active1934-1977

In 1928, Arden moved to Southern Rhodesia and served in the British South Africa Police (BSAP). Two years later, he returned to Great Britain to pursue an acting career. His screen debut came in the 1934 film version of Princess Charming. Other films include "Pimpernel" Smith, John Wesley and The Shakedown. He also worked in television, appearing in series like Ivanhoe and Z-Cars.[1] Arden's most notable role was on the BBC radio show Housewives' Choice, as a host for 20 years from 1946. His last acting credit came in 1977.[2]

Later life

Arden also wrote plays and songs. In 2005 he published his autobiography called A Man of Many Parts. In 2003 he retired to East Anglia with his wife Julia.[3] Arden died on 4 June 2014.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. "Celebrating Neal Arden". September 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. "And for my next record..." MQ Magazine. April 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. A Man of Many Parts. 27 June 2005. ASIN 0755201809.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  4. "Neal Arden - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
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