Hildegarde Neil

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Hildegarde Neil
Born (1939-07-29) 29 July 1939 (age 80)
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Brian Blessed
Children Rosalind Blessed

Hildegarde Neil (born 29 July 1939), also credited as Hildegard Neil, is an English actress.


Born in South Africa, she first appeared on television in a BBC schools' television production of Julius Caesar in 1963 and after that appeared mostly as a guest artiste in a variety of TV series over the last 40 years. She has also appeared in several films and on stage, both in the West End and touring. [1]


TV appearances

Stage appearances

  • She spent a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company playing a variety of roles including "Gertrude" in Hamlet.
  • She played Lady Macbeth in Ewan Hooper's production of Macbeth at the Greenwich Theatre,[2] which opened on 18 February 1971.[6]

Personal life

She is married to actor Brian Blessed and has a daughter with him, Rosalind, who is also an actress and represented by the same agent as her mother. On 23 May 2009, Neil appeared with her husband on the UK ITV entertainment show, All Star Mr & Mrs, on which it was established that she is a keen Liverpool F.C. supporter.


External links

Her husband said she is South African not English


  1. "How I fell crazily in love with Katharine Hepburn: BRIAN BLESSED". Retrieved 2015-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>