Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Age
69
Birthday
Sep. 14th, 1947
Born in
Omagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Height
6'

Sam Neill's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Tudors TV Show
The Tudors
Alcatraz TV Show
Alcatraz
Peaky Blinders (UK) TV Show
Peaky Blinders (UK)
Crusoe TV Show
Crusoe
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
Tutankhamun
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
Amerika
Harry (NZ) TV Show
Harry (NZ)
Space (UK) TV Show
Space (UK)
Young Ramsay (AU) TV Show
Young Ramsay (AU)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

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.



TRIVIA:
  • Met wife 'Noriko Watanabe (I)' (qv) on the set of _Dead Calm (1989)_ (qv), where she worked as a make-up artist.
  • Owns a winery, Two Paddocks, in the Central Otago region of New Zealand. It was started in 1993.
  • Moved to New Zealand at age 7.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Good friends with musicians 'Neil Finn' (qv), 'Tim Finn (I)' (qv) and 'Jimmy Barnes (II)' (qv).
  • 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.
  • He is one of the three founders of Huntaway Films, along with his good friends 'John Clarke (II)' (qv) and 'Jay Cassells' (qv).


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