He was an English actor and basketball player.
Fingleton was the tallest British-born man and the tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft 7.56 in (232.6 cm) in height and among the 25 tallest men in the world, which has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records in the summer of 2007; Fingleton took over from Christopher Greener who stood at 7 ft 6 ¼ in (229.2 cm) in height.
He decided to attend high school in the United States after attending a basketball camp in Connecticut when he was 16.
He was awarded a basketball scholarship to the United States first playing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Neil Fingleton passed away at 36 years old.