Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Sep. 14th, 1947
Born in
Omagh, Northern Ireland, UK

Sam Neill's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Tudors TV Show
The Tudors
Alcatraz TV Show
Peaky Blinders (UK) TV Show
Peaky Blinders (UK)
Crusoe TV Show
Happy Town TV Show
Happy Town
The Triangle TV Show
The Triangle
Merlin (1998) (UK) TV Show
Merlin (1998) (UK)
Merlin's Apprentice (UK) TV Show
Merlin's Apprentice (UK)
Tutankhamun TV Show
And Then There Were None (UK) TV Show
And Then There Were None (UK)
Old School (AU) TV Show
Old School (AU)
Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK) TV Show
Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK)
Kane & Abel TV Show
Kane & Abel
Mary Bryant (AU) TV Show
Mary Bryant (AU)
Amerika TV Show
Harry (NZ) TV Show
Harry (NZ)
Space (UK) TV Show
Space (UK)
Young Ramsay (AU) TV Show
Young Ramsay (AU)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - United Passions
2014 - The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
2013 - A Long Way Down
2013 - Escape Plan
2011 - The Dragon Pearl
2011 - Buck
2010 - Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
2009 - Daybreakers
2009 - Under the Mountain
2008 - Dean Spanley
2007 - Angel
2006 - Irresistible
2005 - Little Fish
2004 - Wimbledon
2002 - Dirty Deeds
2001 - Jurassic Park III
2000 - The Dish
1999 - Bicentennial Man
1998 - The Horse Whisperer
1997 - Event Horizon
1997 - Snow White: A Tale of Terror
1995 - Restoration
1994 - The Jungle Book
1993 - Jurassic Park
1993 - The Piano
1992 - Memoirs of an Invisible Man
1991 - Until the End of the World
1990 - The Hunt for Red October
1989 - Dead Calm
1985 - Plenty
1979 - My Brilliant Career

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Citytrans World CEO
Molloy (Voiced)
Dr. Bruce Chandler
Himself - Audience Member
Dr. William Weir
Dr. Alan Grant
[Complete List]


Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE is a Northern Irish-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies.

  • Awarded the O.B.E. for Service to Acting (1993).
  • Owns a winery, Two Paddocks, in the Central Otago region of New Zealand. It was started in 1993.
  • Studied at the University of Canterbury and at the Victoria University in Wellington, from which he graduated with a BA in English Literature.
  • His vineyard is in the Gibbston Valley, Otago. His wine is a Pinot Noir called Two Paddocks.
  • One son, 'Tim Neill' (qv) (b.1983), with 'Lisa Harrow' (qv), a daughter 'Elena Neill' (qv) with 'Noriko Watanabe (I)' (qv), and a step-daughter Maiko.
  • Montana is a recurring element in his films: in _The Hunt for Red October (1990)_ (qv) he wants to live in Montana; in _The Horse Whisperer (1998)_ (qv) he goes to Montana to find with his wife; in _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv) he is digging up fossils in Montana.
  • One of the original candidates for the fourth and fifth actor to portray James Bond - 007 in _The Living Daylights (1987)_ (qv) and _GoldenEye (1995)_ (qv). 'Timothy Dalton' (qv) and 'Pierce Brosnan' (qv) ended up as James Bond, respectively.
  • Good friends with musicians 'Neil Finn' (qv), 'Tim Finn (I)' (qv) and 'Jimmy Barnes (II)' (qv).

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