Neil was born and grew up in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. He is the son of Sports Presenter and Producer Gary Newbon and Katie Newbon. He is the twin brother of Laurence Newbon and older brother of Claire Newbon. He is based in London and Los Angeles and works in Film, TV, Theatre and High profile Computer Games. He studied with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and with the acclaimed teacher Giles Foreman at GFCA.