Photos with Neil Bennett
At the age of 18 months Neil, his mom, Cathy, and dad, Jack, moved to Duncan, BC, Canada from Birmingham, England. Growing up in Duncan, Neil never aspired to be an actor. His days were filled with dreams of World Cup glory. Neil attended college at Malispina College in Nanamio, BC and then moved over to Vancouver to attend BCIT. At BCIT, Neil was enrolled in the Radio Broadcasting program. In his second year he won an internship to The Sports Network (TSN) in Toronto. Read more... - Off the Record with Michael Landsberg (OTR). Neil was essentially thrown in to the deep end. But was able to learn quickly and soon became an integral part of the show. During his three years at TSN Neil also had a chance to work on World Cup 98 and Euro 2000 shows. Although acting or performing was never top of Neil's mind. It was in the blood. Neil's sister, Jacqueline, was an accomplished ballerina. So it was only natural that Neil would finally find a home in the world of performance. During a Landmark Forum, Neil made a realization that he would like to try acting. Seeing that George Brown College offered an Acting class Neil signed up. It took a few classes before he realized that he love it. His teacher at George Brown was James Howard. James pushed Neil to new limits and encouraged him to continue the acting journey. This lead Neil to take a second acting class with James and then to get his first audition. Neil's career will always be traced back to his first live performance with East Side Players. In their production of Mary Stuart, Neil played the French Ambassador, Count Bellievre. It was an amazing experience and was the push a young career needed. From the stage Neil moved on to the small screen. Neil's first TV appearance came in April 2011, where he appeared on an episode of Urban Legends. Neil recently received Best Actor at the 24 Hour Film Race for his part in Get a Life. The short film also won Best Editing and Best Special Effects for Rob Paul and Eric Myles at 416Film. On July 25, 2011 Neil completed his first Ironman Triathlon. He finished the 3.9KM swim, 180KM bike and 42KM run in 15 hours and 10 minutes. Neil lives in Toronto with his wife Leslie.