Sam Neill

Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Actor, Director
Born: 14 September, 1947, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
Neill has emerged from the New Zealand film industry to become an international leading man.  He gained recognition in roles as diverse as Harry Beecham, the well-mannered young grazier in My Brilliant Career, in which he starred opposite Judy Davis; Sidney Reilly, “the greatest spy the world has ever known,” in Reilly: Ace of Spies, for which he was named Best Actor in British Television and received a Golden Globe nomination; and Michael Chamberlain in A Cry in the Dark, opposite Meryl Streep, for which he was given the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor.

This spring, Neill stars in Jane Campion’s much- anticipated The Piano, opposite Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel.  He was recently seen in Family Pictures, opposite Anjelica Huston, based on the bestselling novel by Sue Miller, the author of “The Good Mother.”

Neill starred in the motion pictures Dead Calm, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Until the End of the World and The Hunt for Red October.

Neill was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1991 for his “services to acting,” which honors excellence in the performing arts.

His additional film credits include Death in Brunswick, for which he was nominated for Best Actor from the Australian Film Institute; The Good Wife; and his debut film, Sleeping Dogs, which also marked the debut of director Roger Donaldson.

Neill reunited with Judy Davis in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation One Against the Wind, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination.  His additional television work includes The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, Hostage, Fever, Amerika and Kane & Abel.

Neill was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in New Zealand.  After graduating from the University of Canterbury, Neill spent two years with the Amamus Theatre Group and subsequently joined the New Zealand Film Unit, where he combined acting with directing.

Filmography Sam Neill

F2014 by Frédéric Auburtin – 2014
A Long Way Down by Pascal Chaumeil – 2014
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box by Jonathan Newman – 2014
“Escape Plan by Mikael Håfström – 2013
The Vow by Michael Sucsy – 2012
The Hunter by Daniel Nettheim – 2011
The Dragon Pearl by Mario Andreacchio – 2011
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole by Zack Snyder – 2010
Daybreakers by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig – 2009
Under the Mountain by Jonathan King – 2009
In Her Skin by Simone North – 2009
Skin by Anthony Fabian – 2008
Dean Spanley by Toa Fraser – 2008
Ángel by François Ozon – 2007
Irresistible by Ann Turner – 2006
Yes by Sally Potter – 2007
Perfect Strangers by Gaylene Preston – 2003
Dirty Deeds by David Caesar – 2002
The Zookeeper by Ralph Ziman – 2001
Jurassic Park III by Joe Johnston – 2001
The Dish by Rob Sitch – 2000
My Mother Frank by Mark Lamprell – 2000
Bicentennial Man by Chris Columbus – 1999
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien by Paul Cox- 1999
The Horse Whisperer by Robert Redford – 1998
The Revengers’ Comedies by Malcolm Mowbray – 1998
Event Horizon by Paul W.S. Anderson – 1997
Children of the Revolution by Peter Duncan – 1997
Snow White: A Tale of Terror by Michael Cohn – 1997
Victory by Mark Peploe – 1996
Restoration by Michael Hoffman – 1995
The Jungle Book by Stephen Sommers – 1994
Country Life by  Michael Blakemore – 1994
In the Mouth of Madness by John Carpenter – 1994
Sirens by John Duigan – 1994
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg – 1993
The Piano by Jane Campion – 1993
Hostage by Robert Young – 1992
Memoirs of an Invisible Man by John Carpenter – 1992
Bis ans Ende der Welt by Wim Wenders – 1991
Death in Brunswick by John Ruane – 1990
The Hunt for Red October – 1990
La révolution française by Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron – 1989
Dead Calm by Phillip Noyce – 1989
Evil Angels by Fred Schepisi – 1988
The Umbrella Woman by Ken Cameron – 1987
For Love Alone by Stephen Wallace – 1986
Robbery Under Arms by Donald Crombie, Ken Hannam – 1985
Plenty by Fred Schepisi – 1985
Le sang des autres by Claude Chabrol – 1984
Enigma by Jeannot Szwarc – 1983
Attack Force Z by Tim Burstall – 1983
From a Far Country by Krzysztof Zanussi – 1981
Possession by Andrzej Zulawski – 1981
The Final Conflict by Graham Baker – 1981
Just Out of Reach by Lorna Lesley, Sam Neill – 1980
The Journalist by Michael Thornhill – 1979
My Brilliant Career by Gillian Armstrong – 1979
Sleeping Dogs by Roger Donaldson – 1977
Ashes by Barry Barclay- 1975
Landfall by Paul Maunder – 1975

Sam Neill , 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating