Nigel Neilson

Nigel Fraser Neilson (12 December 19193 June 2000) was a British television and film actor of the 1940s and 50s.

Neilson was born in Aldershot in Hampshire in 1919.[1] In 1925 aged 5 he moved to New Zealand[2] but returned to the UK in 1929 with his mother and brother.[3]

During World War II he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Armoured Corps in the Middle East in Egypt and Libya where he was awarded the Military Cross in 1942.[4][5] He is known for his appearances in the television series The Handle Bar (1947), Old Songs for New (1948), How Do You View? (1950) and Drawing-Room Detective (1950).[1]

His film roles include The Interrupted Journey (1949), Stranger at My Door (1950), The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952),[6] Wings of Danger (1952),[7] The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)[8] and Time Is My Enemy (1952).[1]

He married Pamela Catherine Georgina Sheppard in 1949[9] and died at Hastings in Sussex in 2000 aged 80.[1][10]


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