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Baron Munchausen and X-Files actor John Neville dies aged 86

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John Neville, best known for playing the title role in cult classic (though at the time it was a huge flop; I remember screening it at the Drive-In on it’s opening night to no more than three cars) “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”, has died aged 86.

The theater, film and television star was also known for his roles in “The X-Files : Fight the Future” movie (in which he played ‘The Well-Manicured Man’), Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element” (as General Staedert), “A Study in Terror” (As Sherlock Holmes) and TV’s “The First Churchills” (playing John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough). His last feature film appearance was in 2005’s “Separate Lies”.

Let’s remember some of the work of the great Mr Neville…

“A Study in Terror”

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The X-Files

Neville had been suffering from Alzheimers. He passed away Saturday.

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