Born: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Neil Bell (born 2 March 1969) is an English actor, mainly on UK TV and in occasional films. Bell studied drama at Oldham College and has played character roles in such TV series as Buried, Shameless, Murphy's Law, Ideal, City Lights, The Bill and Casualty, and the films 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Dead Man's Shoes (2004). He also had a small role in the acclaimed TV series State of Play, playing the colleague of Polly Walker's character. He has recently had a main role in The Bill playing the role of a killer. In 2010 he had a role in the ITV comedy-drama Married Single Other. Another recent programme he has been in is Coronation Street, where he played Billy, and in 2012, he had a regular role in Downton Abbey, as Durrant. In February 2016, he appeared in the BBC drama series Moving On. He also in 2007 directed a play at the Contact Theatre in Manchester, entitled "Fair".
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