Aug. 20th, 1969
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
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Neil Fitzmaurice (born 20 August 1969) is an English actor, comedian and writer.
Fitzmaurice's writing projects include That Peter Kay Thing, for which he received a British Comedy Award, and the critically acclaimed Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, in which he also appeared as "Ray-Von".
As an actor, Fitzmaurice has appeared in Going off Big Time (which he also wrote), played Jeff in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show, and starred in the prison drama series Buried. He appeared on the first episode of The Office as the applicant whom David Brent interviews for the warehouse position. He plays the same character in the sixth episode, only this time Brent is giving him redundancy notice. Fitzmaurice has also performed alongside Paul O'Grady in the BBC comedy Eyes Down, had guest roles in the long-running police drama The Bill and on the Casualty spin-off Holby City.
In 2007, he played a lead role in the ITV drama Mobile, as an ex-telecoms worker suffering from a terminal brain tumour. Since 2000 he has been working on the film Charlie Noades RIP with his brother Tony. The film was in development hell due to funding not being available. Work finally began in 2007, despite the full budget not being in place. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
Around the time of the premiere, Fitzmaurice returned to the stage for the first time in ten years, playing Shaun in On the Ledge at the Royal Court Theatre. He appeared in the FilmFour film Rough Justice.
Fitzmaurice played "Les" in an episode of BBC One miniseries Moving On, "Dress To Impress", as well as the film Fifteen Minutes That Shook The World as the Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.
On 16 February 2009, Fitzmaurice started presenting the drivetime show on Liverpool's Radio City 96.7.
Fitzmaurice is a Hillsborough survivor and was featured in the Sky documentary, Hillsborough Remembered, on 15 April 2009, the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.
Neil Fitzmaurice and his wife Angie have four sons: Joshua, Tony, Daniel and Connor.
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