Since he was a small child Neil has been fascinated by nature and, after a zoology degree at Oxford University, has travelled to the wildest corners of our planet creating wildlife films to share this passion with millions of people around the world.
His award winning Portrait Of The Planet was one of the first documentaries ever to take a global view of our own impact on the earth. In David Attenborough’s Private Life Of Plants he developed revolutionary time-lapse techniques to reveal plants as they had never been seen before. Neil also headed the BBC’s prestigious Natural History Unit for several years, responsible for over 1000 hours of wildlife production including Planet Earth, Life, Nature’s Great Events, Springwatch, Big Cat Live and Wild China.
As Creative Director of BBC Earth, Neil now leads the development and production of 3D films, digital projects, live events, virtual reality and other immersive experiences. He co-directed BBC Earth’s 3D feature Walking With Dinosaurs and the newly released 3D giant screen film Wild Africa, which takes cinema audiences on the ultimate immersive safari.