Roy William Neill
Date of Birth
Sep 04, 1887

Biography

Roy William Neill was one of the most successful and respected of B-movie directors of the '30s and '40s. He was born Roland de Gostrie, off the coast of Ireland on a ship where his father was captain, and went on the stage while still a child. Neill joined the film industry in 1915 as an assistant to Thomas Ince, and a year later made his debut as a director with A Corner in Coleens,...