Sam Neill

Sam Neill

actor, producer, director

Sam Neill was born on Sep 14, 1947 in UK. Sam Neill's big-screen debut came with Landfall directed by Paul Maunder in 1975, strarring Eric. Sam Neill is known for The Portable Door directed by Jeffrey Walker, Patrick Gibson stars as Paul Carpenter and Christoph Waltz as Humphrey Wells. Sam Neill has got 12 awards and 32 nominations so far. The most recent award Sam Neill achieved is Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. The upcoming new movie Sam Neill plays is Assassin Club which will be released on May 16, 2023.

Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria. The 6-foot tall star 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.Sam Neill is internationally recognised for his contribution to film and television. He is well known for his roles in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993) and Jane Campion's Academy Award Winning film La leçon de piano (1993). Other film roles include The Daughter (2015), Backtrack: Les Revenants (2015) opposite Adrien Brody, MindGamers (2015), United Passions (2014), Up & Down (2014), Évasion (2013), Le Chasseur (2011) with Willem Dafoe, Daybreakers (2009), Le royaume de Ga'Hoole - La légende des gardiens (2010), Little Fish (2005) opposite Cate Blanchett, Skin (2008), Dean Spanley (2008), La plus belle victoire (2004), Yes (2004), Perfect Strangers (2003), Dirty Deeds (2002), The Zookeeper (2001), L'Homme bicentenaire (1999) opposite Robin Williams, L'homme qui murmurait à l'oreille des chevaux (1998) alongside Kristin Scott Thomas, Coup d'État (1977), and Ma brillante carrière (1979).He received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the NBC miniseries Merlin (1998). He also received a Golden Globe nomination for One Against the Wind (1991), and for Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983). The British Academy of Film and Television honoured Sam's work in Reilly by naming him Best Actor. Sam received an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in Jessica l'insoumise (2004).Other television includes House of Hancock (2015), Rake (2010), Docteur Jivago (2002), To the Ends of the Earth (2005), Les Tudors (2007) with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Crusoe (2008), Alcatraz (2012) and recently in Old School (2014) opposite Bryan Brown, Peaky Blinders (2013) alongside Cillian Murphy and The Dovekeepers (2015) for CBS Studios.

  • Birthday

    Sep 14, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Also known

    萨姆·尼尔, 山姆·尼尔

Known For


12 wins & 32 nominations

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards
Winner - Longford Lyell Award
Australian Film Critics Association Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - AFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - AFCA Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows