New Zealand
Anne Archer
(Movies & TV)
Laurence Fishburne
(Movies & TV)
Jimmy Little
Verity Lambert
(Movies & TV)
Steven Spielberg
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Michael Constantine
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Sam Neill

Knowledge Identifier: +Sam_Neill


Sam Neill

New Zealand actor who won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Alisdair Stewart in The Piano add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (27%), Australia (27%), United Kingdom (24%)

Main connections: New Zealand, Anne Archer, Laurence Fishburne

Linked to: Australian Labor Party, Australian Speak Easy Association, British Stammering Association, College House




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Sam Neill was born in 1947 add something


In 1954, Neill returned with his family to New Zealand, where he attended the Anglican boys' boarding school Christ's College in Christchurch add something


In the late 1970s, his mentor was James Mason add something


After working at the New Zealand National Film Unit as a director, Neill was cast as the lead in 1977 New Zealand film "Sleeping Dogs" add something


Verity Lambert - The company's first production was the 1988 feature film "A Cry in the Dark", starring Sam Neill and Meryl Streep and based on the "dingo baby" case in Australia


Dead Calm (film) - "'Dead Calm"' is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole_Kidman and Billy Zane


Bart Willoughby - In 1990 Willoughby was cast as "Ned the Computer Expert" in German director Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World" starring William Hurt, Sam Neill and Indigenous actor Ernie Dingo as well as Aboriginal icons actor David Gulpilil and Aboriginal Australia's first gold record singer and Yorta Yorta elder, Jimmy Little


In 1993, Neill co-starred with Anne Archer in "Question of Faith", an independent drama based on a true story about one woman's fight to beat cancer and have a baby add something


Michael Constantine - In 1993, Constantine appeared in the independent drama "Question of Faith", starring Anne Archer and Sam Neill


Michael Crichton - The film, directed by Spielberg, was eventually released in 1993, starring Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm , and Richard Attenborough, as John Hammond, the billionaire CEO, of InGen


Norman Lindsay - In 1994 Sam Neill played a fictionalised version of Lindsay in John Duigan's "Sirens", set and filmed primarily at Lindsay's Faulconbridge home


Jason Isaacs - His first Hollywood role was alongside Laurence Fishburne in the film "Event Horizon" in 1997, in which he played a crew member ultimately killed by the protagonist-turned-antagonist acted by Sam Neill


Laurence Fishburne - In 1997, Fishburne starred in the science fiction horror "Event Horizon" alongside Sam Neill


He is a patron of the National Performance Conference and donated a pair of jeans to the Jeans for Genes auction; they were painted by artist Merv Moriarty and auctioned in August 1998 add something


Julia Leigh - "The Hunter" was adapted into a 2011 feature film starring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor


Sally Potter - Venice Film Festival - "The Man Who Cried" , premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2000 and was followed by "Yes" , with Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian and Sam Neill


In 2002 he hosted and narrated a documentary series for the BBC entitled "Space" add something


Nine Films and Television - The first film released was "Dirty Deeds" in 2002, starring John Goodman, Bryan Brown, Toni Collette and Sam Neill


In 2004, on Australian talk show "Enough Rope", interviewer Andrew Denton briefly touched on the issue of Neill's "very bad" stuttering add something


Noni Hazlehurst - In December 2004, she left the show to make three films, including "Little Fish" with Sam Neill and Hugo Weaving


Lisa McCune - Also in 2005 she narrated a second season of "Forensic Investigators" and appeared in the Australian film Little Fish starring alongside Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill in the early stages of her third pregnancy


Meghan Ory - In 2006, Ory appeared in UPN series "South Beach", and the Hallmark mini-series "Merlin's Apprentice", alongside Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson


Ian Tracey - In spring 2007, he filmed the Chinese-Canadian historical miniseries "Iron Road" with Sam Neill and Peter O'Toole and narrated the making-of documentary for the DVD release of the series "Huckleberry Finn and His Friends"


Jurassic World - In March 2007, Sam Neill said he knew nothing about the project


His other New Zealand features include Gaylene Preston's genre-crossing 'romance' "Perfect Strangers", and a 2009 adaptation of science fiction tale "Under the Mountain" add something


When knighthoods were returned to the New Zealand Honours System in 2009, those with DCNZM or higher honours were given the option of converting them into knighthoods add something


Claudia Karvan - She appeared in the 2010 film "Daybreakers", a vampire thriller co-starring Ethan Hawke and Sam Neill and filmed on the Gold Goast


By May 2012, he was working on fantasy adventure movie "Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box" throughout the South West of England, playing the role of "Otto Luger" add something


The movie is scheduled for release in 2013 add something


In the 2015 BBC TV miniseries "And there were none", based on Agatha Christie's thriller, he plays the role of General MacArthur add something


In 2016, he starred in the New Zealand-made film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Taika Waititi add something


Peter Webber - In 2016, he directed the ITV miniseries "Tutankhamun", starring Sam Neill


Chris Brosnan - Brosnan replaced actor Sam Neill in the role of Eli McCullough in a television miniseries adaptation of Philipp Meyer's novel "The Son", with Kevin Murphy serving as both executive producer and showrunner of a ten-episode miniseries, which began production in June 2016, and aired in 2017


Pierce Brosnan - Brosnan replaced actor Sam Neill in the role of Eli McCullough in a television miniseries adaptation of Philipp Meyer's novel "The Son", with Kevin Murphy serving as both executive producer and showrunner of a ten-episode miniseries, which begins production in June 2016, aiming for a 2017 release


In early 2018, Neill was reported to be in a relationship with Australian journalist Laura Tingle add something