Neil Dickson is an English actor, who has worked extensively in both American and British film and television.
At the age of five, Dickson contracted polio, but he was fortunate enough to make a complete recovery a year later. He attended Worksop College in Nottinghamshire playing Coriolanus in the Junior Play 1966. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and spent several seasons working in repertory theatres in Sheffield, Manchester, Leicester and Oxford among others. In 1975, he made his West End debut in Pinero's The Gay Lord Quex, opposite Dame Judi Dench, which was directed by Sir John Gielgud at the Albery Theatre.
While playing Dean Rebel in Trafford Tanzi at London's Mermaid Theatre, he was spotted by the producers of the NBC mini-series A.D., who cast him in the lead role of Valerius. He spent the following nine months on location in Tunisia working opposite James Mason, Susan Sarandon, Ava Gardner and Ian McShane. Upon his return, he was cast in the eponymous role of James Bigglesworth in the British feature film, Biggles, which was selected as the Royal Premiere Film in 1986.