September 14, 1947
74 years old
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
70 kg | 154 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK, on September 14, 1947, is a New Zealand actor.
Young Sam Neill first started performing in school theater productions.
He made big screen debut in drama film Landfall (1975) in role as Eric.
He got his television debut in Australian period drama series The Sullivans (1979-1980) in role as Ben Dawson.
Sam's breakthrough performance came as Smith in dramatic action thriller film Sleeping Dogs (1977).
He landed his directorial and screenwriting debut with comedy film Telephone Etiquette (1974).
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Sam Neill is 74 years old.
Sam Neill net worth is around 18 million dollars.
He played Dr. Alan Grant in science fiction action films:
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Jurassic World Dominion (2022)
He portrayed an actor playing Odin in superhero films:
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as David Jenkins in comedy drama movie Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992).
He was nominated for the AACTA Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performances in movies:
The Piano (1993) period drama as Alisdair Stewart
My Mother Frank (2000) drama as Professor Mortlock
The Hunter (2011) drama as Jack Mindy
The Daughter (2015) drama as Walter Finch
He won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Michael Chamberlain in drama movie Evil Angels (1988).
He was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald in black comedy romance film Death in Brunswick (1991).
He won the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Ludovic in drama film The Zookeeper (2001).
He voiced Allomere in animated fantasy adventure film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010).
He played Mr. McGregor and also provided the voice of Tommy Brock in live-action animated comedy films Peter Rabbit (2018) and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Sergeant James Liggett in drama movie One Against the Wind (1991).
Possession (1981) psychological horror drama opposite Isabelle Adjani and Margit Carstensen
A Cry in the Dark (1988) drama with Meryl Streep and Bruce Myles
Dead Calm (1989) psychological thriller opposite Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane
The Hunt for Red October (1990) submarine spy thriller with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin
In the Mouth of Madness (1995) supernatural horror opposite Julie Carmen and Jürgen Prochnow
Event Horizon (1997) science fiction horror with Laurence Fishburne and Joely Richardson
Daybreakers (2009) science fiction action horror opposite Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) adventure comedy drama opposite Taika Waititi and Julian Dennison
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Sidney Reilly in spy television series Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Merlin in NBC miniseries Merlin (1998).
He won the Logie Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Richard Runche in drama miniseries Jessica (2004).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for his role as Eric Benerall in Sci-Fi Channel science fiction miniseries The Triangle (2005).
He was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series and a Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in historical fiction television series The Tudors (2007).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for documentary series New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands (2016).
Crusoe (2008-2010) NBC adventure drama series in role as Jeremiah Blackthorn
Happy Town (2009) ABC drama series in role as Merritt Grieves
Alcatraz (2012) Fox science fiction series in role as Emerson Hauser
Peaky Blinders (2013-2014) BBC One crime drama series in role as Major Chester Campbell
Attended the Anglican boys' boarding school Christ's College, Christchurch.
Studied English literature at the University of Canterbury.
Graduated from Victoria University, with a BA in English literature.
Good friends with musicians Neil Finn, Tim Finn and Jimmy Barnes.
Big fan of The Beach Boys.
He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1991.
He received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Award in 2020.
Supporter of Australian Speak Easy Association and British Stammering Association (BSA).
Lives in Alexandra a town in the Central Otago district of the South Island of New Zealand.
He dated Australian actress Kate Fitzpatrick (1984-1985).
Has been in relationships with actress Lisa Harrow (1980-1984) they have a son, Tim.
He was married to make-up artist Noriko Watanabe (1989-2017), they have one daughter, Elena.
He started dating Australian political journalist Laura Tingle in 2018.