The older Gustave, who returns to the family home after years of exile, is played by John Neville
, who has been honored with an Order of the British Empire for his extensive film, television and theater career in Britain. His most recent film and television credits include The X-Files, both the film and series, the title role in Terry Gilliam
's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Urban Legend, The Fifth Element, High School High, Little Women, Baby's Day Out, The Road to Wellville, Stark and Roland Joffe
's Goodbye Lover.
Prior to moving to Canada, Neville starred in the BBC production 'Paradise Regained' and the series 'The First Churchills.' He has been the artistic director for two of Canada's most prestigious theaters, The Citadel Theater and the Stratford Festival Theater. In England he was the artistic director of the Nottingham Playhouse and the Fortune Theater.
Neville recently starred in the much acclaimed London production of August Strindberg's 'The Dance of Death' and in 'School for Scandal.' He has appeared on Broadway co starring with Liv Ullman in 'Ghosts' and in Tony Randall's production of 'St. John,' as well as the lead in 'Sherlock Holms.' Neville also played Henry Higgins in the National American Tour of 'My Fair Lady.' His additional stage credits include 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Once More with Feeling,' 'Love's Labour's Lost,' 'Arsenic and Old Lace,' 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'Separate Tables.'
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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