Actor John Neville, best known for his work as the title character in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and as the Well Manicured Man on The X-Files has passed away. He was 86.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Neville passed away Saturday. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and died in Toronto surrounded by family, said a statement from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where he worked as an artistic director in the 1980s.
Neville had an eight-episode arc on The X-Files at the height of its popularity as the enigmatic Well-Manicured Man.
During his six-decade career, the London native portrayed Sherlock Holmes in 1965’s Study in Terror and had roles in such projects as 1969 British miniseries The First Churchills, TV series Emily of New Moon, Silver Surfer and Amazon and the features Little Women (1994) and The Fifth Element (1997).
In addition to the Stratford festival, Neville served as artistic director at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre in the 1970s and at Halifax’s Neptune Theatre from 1978-83. He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2006 for his work in Canadian theater and drama.
Survivors include Caroline, his wife of 62 years, six children and six grandchildren.