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)
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 - Under the Mountain
2009 - Daybreakers
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 - Snow White: A Tale of Terror
1997 - Event Horizon
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
1982 - Attack Force Z
1979 - My Brilliant Career

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Citytrans World CEO
Malloy (Voiced)
Dr. Bruce Chandler
Himself - Audience Member
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.

  • He is one of the three founders of Huntaway Films, along with his good friends 'John Clarke (II)' (qv) and 'Jay Cassells' (qv).
  • Born to Dermot Neill, a New Zealand army officer, and his English wife Priscilla.
  • Moved to New Zealand at age 7.
  • His vineyard is in the Gibbston Valley, Otago. His wine is a Pinot Noir called Two Paddocks.
  • He has homes in Beverly Hills, Sydney and New Zealand.
  • Met wife 'Noriko Watanabe (I)' (qv) on the set of _Dead Calm (1989)_ (qv), where she worked as a make-up artist.
  • 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.
  • Was considered for the role of the villainous "Doc Ock" in _Spider-Man 2 (2004)_ (qv). His wife ended up as the principal make-up & hair stylist for 'Kirsten Dunst' (qv) in the movie.

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