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Sam Neill Bio


Born: 1947
Age: 66 Years Old
Status: Alive
Nationality: Irish
Occupation: Actor

  • 1947 – born on September 14th in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • 1981 – starred in Omen III: The Final Conflict as Damien Thorn
  • 1982 – starred in Ivanhoe
  • 1983 – appeared as real life spy Sidney Reilly in TV mini-series Reilly, Ace of Spies
  • 1987 – starred in The Good Wife
  • 1989 – starred in thriller Dead Calm alongside Nicole Kidman
  • 1993 – starred in The Piano
  • 1993 – starred in mega-hit Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg
  • 1994 – starred in In the Mouth of Madness, a horror film inspired by the work of H. P. Lovecraft
  • 1997 – starred in sci-fi thriller Event Horizon
  • 1999 – had supporting role in Bicentennial Man alongside Robin Williams
  • 2001 – reprised role as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park III
  • 2004 – had supporting role in Wimbledon
  • 2007 – played Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in TV series The Tudors
  • 2009 – starred in sci-fi horror hybrid Daybreakers alongside Willem Defoe and Ethan Hawke
  • 2013 – had supporting role in Escape alongside action legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sam Neill is an avid wine collector and owns a winery in Queenstown, New Zealand and two others in Alexandra. His Queenstown location is called Two Paddocks, which he claims is a labor of love and not a profitable vocation due to the amount of money it takes to run a winery and the heavy time consumption.

During the middle part of the 1980s, Neill was in contention to replace Roger Moore as James Bond but lost out to Timothy Dalton, who played the legendary super spy for two films. Neill’s screen-test for the role can be found online or in the Special features to Dalton’s first film, The Living Daylights.