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)
And Then There Were None (UK) TV Show
And Then There Were None (UK)
Tutankhamun TV Show
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

Guest TV Roles

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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.

  • Born to Dermot Neill, a New Zealand army officer, and his English wife Priscilla.
  • His vineyard is in the Gibbston Valley, Otago. His wine is a Pinot Noir called Two Paddocks.
  • He is a big fan of 'The Beach Boys' (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.
  • 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.
  • He has homes in Beverly Hills, Sydney and New Zealand.
  • 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.

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