Neville Wortman started as an actor and strip-cartoonist in Fleet Street on the first high quality children’s papers in full colour, EAGLE, GIRL and ROBIN.
In his late teens he joined ATV appearing as presenter and storyteller. He appeared in the first British breakfast TV show and had his own spot on Woman’s Hour TV. He was resident cartoonist drawing in vision on ITV WORLD OF SPORT and COOL FOR CATS, a twice-weekly top entertainment network dance show.
In the late sixties Neville Wortman joined BBC Training School for Producers and became the youngest BBCtv staff Entertainment producer / director. He was one of the founder producers of TOP OF THE POPS. Other series include Juke Box Jury,The Beatles,The Eamonn Andrews show, Cliff Richard and Rolf Harris shows.
As an educator he was invited to become Tutor at ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London where he helped to develop the film and television school. Many graduates include, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott , Richard Longcraine and other leading directors, designers and animators from around the world.
Neville was the first Director of the ‘Independent Television Course’ for the ITV network.
He has taught young actors for radio and television at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Guildford School of Drama and Musical Comedy.
In the eighties Neville Wortman, through his own tv production company VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS Soho Square London, set-up cable/satelite station The ARTS TV CHANNEL where he was chief consultant, commissioning production and technical staff and producing the early Arts programme series.
He has produced corporate documentaries for international companies including: Boots, Digital Corporation, Merck, Mobil Oil, PowerGen, Rio Tinto Zinc, Standard Chartered Bank, St Ivel.
Directing CEOs on camera, Neville Wortman discovered that many company chiefs experienced difficulties expressing the ethos of their organisation succinctly and this led him to a further career in speech and communication training.
He currently runs communication courses: 'The Confident Voice' and 'Shakespeare Today' every weekend in central London and 'Discover your Real Voice' at 'Art in Action' Oxford.
Drama and speech coach St James Independent School for Girls London training for LAMDA Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Executive Producer Polestar Pictures UK/US
Recent awards: 2005-2010
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Bronze Award with Merit.
RADA Shakespeare Silver Certificate. RADA Gold Certificate with Merit. Member 'Queen's English Society'.
In February 2011 Neville was the subject of an hour Saturday night BBC Radio documentary on his life in broadcasting: 'On the Beat'.