Sam Neill

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Sam Neill

Sam Neill

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Sam Neill

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 14
Birthplace: Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Sam Neill is a Northern Irish born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm, and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in The Piano and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, a role he reprised in 2001's Jurassic Park III. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, Peaky Blinders and The Tudors. He holds New Zealand and British nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.

Sam Neill is a Northern Irish born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm, and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in The Piano and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, a role he reprised in 2001's Jurassic Park III. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, Peaky Blinders and The Tudors. He holds New Zealand and British nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.

In 2017, Neill received an Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Narrator category for his work on Nat Geo Wild’s Wild New Zealand.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations
Outstanding Narrator - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Sam Neill, as Narrator
  • Wild New Zealand
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • A BBC/NDR Naturfilm/Doclights/National Geographic Channels Co-Production
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