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Roy William Neill
Birth name: R. William Neill
Aliases: Roland de Gostrie
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Director
Date of birth: September 4th, 1887
Place of birth: Hollywood, California
Date of death: December 14th, 1946
Place of death: London, England
1st Horror: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Roy William Neill is a producer and a director known mostly for his work with the Sherlock Holmes franchise. In 1943, he directed Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, the first pairing of two separate Universal Pictures franchises. In 1944, he directed The Pearl of Death which also starred Universal scream queen Evelyn Ankers. In 1980, director Joe Dante paid homage to several genre directors by naming characters in his werewolf film The Howling after them. The character of Bill Neill (played by Christopher Stone) was named after Roy William Neill.

Roy William Neill passed away in London, England on December 14th, 1946. His last film was the Sherlock Holmes movie Black Angel.

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