Sam Neill Biography

Birthday: 1947-09-14
Place of Birth: Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Northern Ireland to army parents, his family returned to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria. He has a BA in English Literature. Following his graduation, he worked with the New Zealand Players and other theater groups. He also was a film director, editor and scriptwriter for the New Zealand National Film Unit for 6 years. His first feature film was Sleeping Dogs (1977). He then moved to Australia and his performance in My Brilliant Career (1979) was noticed in London by British actor James Mason who lobbied for Neill to get the lead role in Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981). Because of this, Neill moved to England where he also became famous as the title character in "Reilly: Ace of Spies" (1983). After his Great Britain stint, he moved back to Australia in the late 1980s. He now makes films all over the world. In 1993, he achieved "commercial and critical success" with Jurassic Park (1993) and The Piano (1993).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Reilly: Ace of Spies Sidney Reilly 1983 Crime
Sirens 1993 Comedy
The Dish Cliff Buxton 2000 Comedy
The Triangle (2005) Eric Benerall 2005 - 2005
Crusoe Jeremiah Blackthorn 2008 Adventure
Skin Abraham Laing 2008 Drama
Iron Road Alfred Nichol 2009 Adventure
Happy Town Merritt Grieves 2010 Drama
Jersey Couture Emerson Hauser 2010 Reality Tv
Possession 2012 Horror
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Framed Eddie Meyers 1975 Comedy, Game Show
My Brilliant Career Harry Beecham 1979 Drama, Romance
Omen III: The Final Conflict Damien 1981
The Omen Iii: the Final Conflict Damien 1981
Attack Force Z 1982 Romance, 0, 0
Robbery Under Arms Capt. Starlight 1985 Action, Adventure, Crime
Plenty 1985 Drama
For Love Alone James Quick 1986 History, Romance
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife Neville Gifford 1987 Drama
A Cry in the Dark Michael Chamberlain 1988 Drama
Dead Calm John Ingram 1989 Comedy, Game Show, Reality Tv
La révolution française Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Motier, marquis De La Fayette 1989 Drama, History, Thriller
The Hunt for Red October Captain Vasili Borodin 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Death in Brunswick 1991 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Memoirs of an Invisible Man David Jenkins 1992 0, 0
Hostage John Rennie 1992 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Rainbow Warrior 1993
Jurassic Park Dr. Alan Grant 1993 0, Sport
The Piano Alisdair Stewart 1993 Biography, 0
Sirens 1994 Comedy, Drama
The Jungle Book Colonel Geofferey Brydon 1994 Adventure, Romance
In the Mouth of Madness John Trent 1995 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country Life 1995 Drama, Romance
Event Horizon Dr. William Weir 1997 Game Show, Reality Tv, Sport
Snow White: A Tale of Terror 1997 0
Children of the Revolution 1997 Comedy, Drama
Victory Mr. Jones 1997 Drama, Romance
Forgotten Silver 1997 Comedy
The Horse Whisperer Robert MacLean 1998 Drama, Romance
Bicentennial Man 'Sir' Richard Martin 1999 0, 0, Sport, 0
The Revengers' Comedies Henry Bell 1999 Comedy
Molokai Walter Murray Gibson 1999 Biography, Drama
The Dish Cliff Buxton 2000 0, 0
My Mother Frank 2000 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Magic Pudding Sam Sawnoff 2000 Animation, Family
Jurassic Park III Dr. Alan Grant 2001 Sport, 0, Game Show
The Zookeeper Ludovic 2001 Drama
Dirty Deeds 2002 Comedy, Crime
Perfect Strangers The Man 2004 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Jessica Richard Runche 2004 Drama
Yes Anthony 2004
Wimbledon Dennis Bradbury 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Little Fish 2005 Crime, Drama, Romance
Merlin's Apprentice Merlin 2006
Irresistible Craig 2006 Game Show
Dean Spanley Dean Spanley 2008 Comedy, Drama
Daybreakers Charles Bromley 2009 0, 0, Reality Tv
Possession 2009
Skin Abraham Laing 2009
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Allomere 2010 Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
In Her Skin 2011
Restoration King Charles II 2011
The Dragon Pearl Chris Chase 2011 Adventure, Family, Mystery
The Hunter 2011
The Vow Bill Thornton 2012 0
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Otto Luger 2013 0, 0
Escape Plan Dr. Emil Kaikev 2013 Action, Mystery, Thriller
United Passions Joao Havelange 2014
The Daughter Walter 2015 Drama
Backtrack Duncan Stewart 2015 Mystery, Thriller
Why Anzac with Sam Neill Himself - Presenter 2015 History
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Uncle Hec 2016 0, 0