Neil Maskell was born in 1976. From the age of eleven he attended the Anna Scher acting school in Islington in his native London and later studied at the Miskin Theatre at the North West Kent College,subsequently returning there as a director. He began acting as a teenager,making his television debut in 'The Bill' and has appeared in several populist dramas such as 'Casualty' and 'Soldier Soldier'. On stage he has worked with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and made his film debut in 1997 in 'Nil By Mouth'. In 2011 he was nominated as Best Actor by the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the British movie 'Kill List'.