Documentary Being Made on Holy Name Alum Neil Fingleton

by | Feb 24, 2020 | Entertainment, Film, Headlines

It’s been three years since former Holy Name High School basketball star and Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton died at the age of 36.

Now, a documentary is being made on Fingleton’s life as an actor, athlete, and Britain’s tallest man alive.

According to multiple reports, filmmaker Paul Stainthorpe will feature the 7’7″ tall, Durham, England native in the film ‘Big Smooth.’

Fingleton moved to the United States to attend Holy Name in Worcester at the age of 16. He helped lead the Napoleons to the 1999 District 1 Championship. The McDonald’s High School All-American would go on to play two seasons at the University of North Carolina before transferring to Holy Cross and coming back to Worcester.

Fingleton graduated from Holy Cross in 2004.

After college, Fingleton worked with actor Warwick Davis [Willow, Harry Potter] to learn the professional acting trade. He would go on to take roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron, X-Men: First Class, and would reach a level of stardom in his role as the giant Mag the Mighty in the previously mentioned Game of Thrones on HBO.

Stainthorpe is still working on the film and, according to The Shields Gazette, anyone that knew Fingleton and would like to contribute to the project can contact the production team at [email protected]

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]