Born in Liverpool, Neill ventured south to London at the age of 17 to work on his first film. By the age of 20 he’d worked on a number of feature films and was soon supervising prosthetics and creature FX for productions including Saving Private Ryan, Judge Dredd, From Hell, and Tales From the Crypt.

At the turn of the century, Neill established Millennium FX to provide prosthetics, makeup FX and animatronics for film, TV and commercials. This was closely followed by Neill Gorton Prosthetics Studio, to provide industry training for the next generation of artists.

Now in its twenty-fourth year, Millennium FX has grown into Europe’s leading prosthetic FX company, working on a diverse array of projects every year. Some of Millennium’s recent credits include Doctor Who, The Man Who Fell To Earth, This England, Halo, Red Sonja, Foundation, and Spitting Image.

Across his 35+ year career, Neill has won numerous awards including several BAFTA and RTS gongs. In the education arena, he is a visiting professor at the University of Bolton, and has partnered with Falmouth University to design and deliver an MA in Prosthetic Effects. In recognition of his services to the film industry, Neill has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bolton, and an honorary fellowship by Arts University Bournemouth.

Neill published the popular Prosthetics Magazine for eight years, and founded The Prosthetics Event in 2014 which he ran until last year, before passing the torch to the team at TILT so he could spend more time focussing on his industry and educational work.