Sir Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill KNZM OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand actor. Neill's career has included leading roles in both dramas and blockbusters. Considered an "international leading man", he has been regarded as one of the most versatile actors of his generation.[1][2]

Sam Neill
Neill in December 2022
Nigel John Dermot Neill

(1947-09-14) 14 September 1947 (age 76)
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
Years active1970–present
Noriko Watanabe
(m. 1989; sep. 2017)

Born in Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Neill moved to Christchurch with his family in 1954.[3] He first achieved recognition with his appearance in the 1977 film Sleeping Dogs, which he followed with leading roles in My Brilliant Career (1979), Omen III: The Final Conflict, Possession (both 1981), Evil Angels (also known as A Cry in the Dark) (1988), Dead Calm (1989), The Hunt For Red October (1990), The Piano (1993) and In the Mouth of Madness (1994). He came to international prominence as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (1993),[4] a role that he reprises in Jurassic Park III (2001) and Jurassic World Dominion (2022).

Outside of film, Neill has appeared in numerous television series in guest and recurring roles, including Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983), The Simpsons (1994), The Tudors (2007), Crusoe (2008–2010), Happy Town (2010), Alcatraz (2012), and Rick and Morty (2019), starring as Merlin in Merlin (1998) Merlin's Apprentice (2006) and Major Chester Campbell in the first two seasons of Peaky Blinders (2013–2014). He has presented and narrated several documentaries.

Neill is the recipient of the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Longford Lyell Award, the New Zealand Film Award and the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor. He also has three Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.[5] He won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor[6] at the 2023 Logies.

Early life edit

Northern Ireland edit

Neill was born on 14 September 1947 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to Priscilla Beatrice (née Ingham) and Dermot Neill. His father, an army officer, was a second-generation New Zealander, while his mother was English.[7]

His great-grandfather Percival "Percy" Neill left Belfast, Ireland, and moved to Melbourne, Australia, joining a firm of merchants. Four years later, in 1863, he moved to New Zealand, settling in Dunedin. He was the son of a wine merchant importing wine from France.[8][9][10]

At the time of Neill's birth, his father was stationed in Northern Ireland, serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers.[11] His father's family owned Neill and Co. (later part of the listed hospitality group Wilson Neill).[12][13]

New Zealand edit

In 1954, Neill moved with his family to New Zealand, where he attended the Anglican boys' boarding school Christ's College, Christchurch. He went on to study English literature at the University of Canterbury, where he had his first exposure to acting. He moved to Wellington to continue his tertiary education at Victoria University, where he graduated with a BA in English literature.

In 2004, on the Australian talk show Enough Rope, interviewer Andrew Denton briefly touched on the topic of Neill's stuttering. He recalled how deeply it had affected him in his life and, as a result, he often found himself "hoping that people wouldn't talk to [him]" so he would not have to answer. He also stated, "I kind of outgrew it. I can still ... you can still detect me as a stammerer."[14]

He first took to calling himself "Sam" at school because there were several other students named Nigel, and because he felt the name Nigel was "a little effete for ... a New Zealand playground".[14][15][16]

Acting career edit

New Zealand edit

Stills from Landfall – A Film About Ourselves (1974)

Neill's first film was a New Zealand television film The City of No (1971). He followed it with a short, The Water Cycle (1972) and the television film Hunt's Duffer (1973). Neill wrote and directed a film for the New Zealand National Film Unit, Telephone Etiquette (1974). He also appeared in Landfall (1975).[17]

Neill's breakthrough performance in New Zealand was the film Sleeping Dogs (1977), the first local film to be widely screened abroad.

Australia edit

Neill went to Australia where he had a guest role on the TV show The Sullivans. He was the romantic male lead in My Brilliant Career (1979), opposite Judy Davis, which was a big international success.

He made some Australian films that were less widely seen: The Journalist (1979), Just Out of Reach (1979) and Attack Force Z (1981), and appeared in television productions such as Young Ramsay and Lucinda Brayford.

International career edit

Neill at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

In 1981, he won his first big international role, as Damien Thorn, son of the devil, in Omen III: The Final Conflict;[18] also in that year, he played an outstanding main role in Andrzej Żuławski's cult film Possession.[18]

The 1982 film of Ivanhoe made Neill a local celebrity in Sweden, where it has been aired on SVT every New Years Day for 40 years.[19]

He was one of the leading candidates to succeed Roger Moore in the role of James Bond, but lost out to Timothy Dalton. Among his many Australian roles is playing Michael Chamberlain in Evil Angels (1988) (released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand),[20] a film about the case of Azaria Chamberlain.

Neill has played heroes and occasionally villains in a succession of film and television dramas and comedies. In the UK, he won early fame and was Golden Globe nominated after portraying real-life spy, Sidney Reilly, in the mini-series Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983). An early American starring role was in 1987's Amerika, playing a senior KGB officer leading the occupation and division of a defeated United States. His leading and co-starring roles in films include the thriller Dead Calm (1989),[18] the two-part historical epic La Révolution française (1989) (as Marquis de Lafayette), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Death in Brunswick (1990),[18] Jurassic Park (1993), Sirens (1994), The Jungle Book (1994), John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1995), Event Horizon (1997), Bicentennial Man (1999), the comedy The Dish (2000),[18] and Jurassic Park III (2001).

Neill has occasionally acted in New Zealand films, including The Piano (1993), Perfect Strangers (2003), Under the Mountain (2009), and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016). He returned to directing in 1995 with the documentary Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) which he wrote and directed with Judy Rymer.

In 1993, he co-starred with Anne Archer in Question of Faith, an independent drama based on a true story about one woman's fight to beat cancer and have a baby. In 2000, he provided the voice of Sam Sawnoff in The Magic Pudding. In 2001, he hosted and narrated a documentary series for the BBC entitled Space (Hyperspace in the United States).

He portrayed the eponymous wizard in Merlin (1998), a miniseries based on the legends of King Arthur. He reprised his role in the sequel, Merlin's Apprentice (2006).

Neill starred in the historical drama The Tudors, playing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. "I have to say I really enjoyed making The Tudors", he said,[21] "It was six months with a character that I found immensely intriguing, with a cast that I liked very much and with a story I found very compelling. It has elements that are hard to beat: revenge and betrayal, lust and treason, all the things that make for good stories."[21]

Neill at Burghound Asia in Singapore in 2011

He acted in the short-lived Fox TV series Alcatraz (2012) as Emerson Hauser. He played the role of Otto Luger in the fantasy adventure film The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box[22] (2014). He had a role in the BBC series Peaky Blinders, set in post-World War I Birmingham. He played the role of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell, a sadistic corrupt policeman, who came to clean up the town on Churchill's orders. In the 2015 BBC TV miniseries And Then There Were None, based on Agatha Christie's thriller, he played the role of General MacArthur.

In 2016, he starred in the New Zealand-made film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Taika Waititi, as well as the ITV miniseries Tutankhamun. In 2017, Neill appeared in a scene in Waititi's fantasy sequel Thor: Ragnarok, in which he portrays an actor playing Odin (as depicted by Anthony Hopkins), alongside Luke Hemsworth and Matt Damon as actors playing Thor and Loki, respectively. He portrays the same actor in Thor: Love and Thunder in 2022.

In 2018, he portrayed Mr. McGregor and also provided the voice of Tommy Brock, in Peter Rabbit. In 2019, he was cast for the role of Denis Goldberg in Escape from Pretoria; however, the role was subsequently recast with Ian Hart. In late 2019, he was announced to reprise his character of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic World Dominion, which released in July 2022.[23]

In 2022, Neill appeared in the Foxtel legal drama The Twelve as Brett Colby. When the series was renewed for series 2 Neill would reprise the role of Colby being the only member of the original season 1 cast to do so.[24]

Personal life edit

In 1980, Neill met actress Lisa Harrow while filming Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) and they have a son.[25] Neill subsequently married make-up artist Noriko Watanabe in 1989 and they have one daughter together. He also adopted Watanabe's daughter from her first marriage.[26][27] Neill separated from Watanabe in 2017,[28][29] and as of early 2018 was reportedly dating Australian political journalist Laura Tingle.[30][31]

In his early twenties, Neill fathered a son who was placed for adoption. They reunited in 1994.[32]

Neill lives in Alexandra, New Zealand, South Island, and owns a winery called Two Paddocks, consisting of a vineyard at Gibbston and two near Alexandra, all in the Central Otago wine region.[33] His avocation is running Two Paddocks. "I'd like the vineyard to support me but I'm afraid it is the other way round. It is not a very economic business", said Neill,[21] "It is a ridiculously time- and money-consuming business. I would not do it if it was not so satisfying and fun, and it gets me pissed once in a while."[21] He enjoys sharing his exploits on the farm through social media.[34] He names his farm animals after film-industry colleagues.[35]

Neill supports the New Zealand Labour Party[36] and the Australian Labor Party. He has been a member of the Equity New Zealand trade union since 1979.[37]

In March 2023, Neill revealed that he had been undergoing chemotherapy since March 2022 after being diagnosed with stage 3 angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, following swollen glands that were first noticed during publicity for Jurassic World Dominion.[38] He stated that the cancer is in remission, but he will require monthly chemotherapy for the rest of his life.[39][38]

Neill used his year away from work while undergoing his cancer treatment to write a memoir, Did I Ever Tell You This?, published in March 2023.[40][38]

Honours and awards edit

Neill was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1991 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services as an actor.[41] In the 2007 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DCNZM).[42] When knighthoods were returned to the New Zealand royal honours system in 2009, those with DCNZM or higher honours were given the option of converting them into knighthoods. Neill chose not to do this, saying the title of Sir was "just far too grand, by far".[43] However, in June 2022, he accepted redesignation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, granting him the title Sir.[44]

Neill was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Canterbury in 2002.[45] Neill was awarded the 2019 Equity New Zealand Lifetime achievement award, celebrating his distinguished performance career, as well as his leadership and mentoring towards others in the acting industry.[46] In 2020, he received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Award, limited to 20 living people.[47]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Landfall Eric
Ashes Priest
1977 Sleeping Dogs Smith
1979 Just Out of Reach Mike
The Journalist Rex
My Brilliant Career Harry Beecham
1981 Omen III: The Final Conflict Damien Thorn
Possession Mark
From a Far Country Marian
1982 Attack Force Z Sergeant D. J. (Danny) Costello
Enigma Dimitri Vasilikov
1984 The Blood of Others Bergman
The Country Girls Mr Gentleman
1985 Robbery Under Arms Captain Starlight
Plenty Lazar
1986 For Love Alone James Quick
1987 The Umbrella Woman Neville Gifford
1988 Leap of Faith Oscar Ogg Also known as Question of Faith
1988 Evil Angels Michael Chamberlain Won – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Also known as A Cry in the Dark

1989 Dead Calm John Ingram
La Révolution française Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
1990 The Hunt for Red October First Officer Vasily Borodin
Shadow of China TV reporter Credited as John Dermot
1991 Death in Brunswick Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Until the End of the World Eugene Fitzpatrick
1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man David Jenkins Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hostage John Rennie
1993 The Piano Alisdair Stewart Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jurassic Park Dr. Alan Grant
Sirens Norman Lindsay
1994 Country Life Dr. Max Askey
The Jungle Book Colonel Geofferey Brydon
In the Mouth of Madness John Trent
1995 Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill Narrator
Restoration King Charles II
1996 Children of the Revolution Nine
Victory Mr. Jones
1997 Event Horizon Dr. William Weir
Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lord Fredrick Hoffman
1998 The Horse Whisperer Robert MacLean
Sweet Revenge Henry Bell
1999 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Walter Murray Gibson
Bicentennial Man 'Sir' Richard Martin
2000 My Mother Frank Professor Mortlock Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Dish Cliff Buxton
The Magic Pudding Sam Sawnoff Voice
2001 Jurassic Park III Dr. Alan Grant
The Zookeeper Ludovic Won – Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2002 Dirty Deeds Ray
Leunig Animated Narrator
2003 Perfect Strangers The Man
2004 Yes Anthony
Wimbledon Dennis Bradbury
2005 Gallipoli Narrator Voice
Little Fish The Jockey
2006 Irresistible Craig
2007 Angel Théo
2008 Dean Spanley Dean Spanley
Skin Abraham Laing
2009 In Her Skin Mr. Reid
Iron Road Alfred Nichol
Under the Mountain Mr. Jones
Daybreakers Charles Bromley
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Allomere Voice
2011 The Dragon Pearl Chris Chase
The Hunter Jack Mindy Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2012 The Vow Bill Thornton
2013 Escape Plan Dr. Kyrie
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Otto Luger
2014 United Passions João Havelange
A Long Way Down Minister Crichton Jess's father
2015 Backtrack Duncan Stewart
The Daughter Walter Finch Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople Uncle Hec
Tommy's Honour Alexander Boothby
2017 MindGamers Kreutz
Sweet Country Fred Smith
Thor: Ragnarok Odin Actor Cameo
2018 The Commuter Captain David Hawthorne
Peter Rabbit Mr. McGregor
Tommy Brock (voice)
2019 Palm Beach Leo
Blackbird Paul
Ride Like a Girl Paddy Payne
Take Home Pay Wedding Planner Cameo
2020 Rams Colin
2021 Daisy Quokka: World's Scariest Animal Frankie Scales Voice
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Tommy Brock Voice
2022 Jurassic World Dominion Dr. Alan Grant
Thor: Love and Thunder Odin Actor
2023 The Portable Door [48] Dennis Tanner
Assassin Club Jonathan Caldwell
Scarygirl Dr. Maybee
Bring Him to Me

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1979–1980 The Sullivans Ben Dawson Episodes 519–558
1980 Lucinda Brayford Tony Duff Four-part miniseries
ABC Television, Melbourne Australia
1982 Ivanhoe Brian de Bois-Guilbert Television film
1983 Reilly, Ace of Spies Sidney Reilly 12 episodes
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
1985 Kane & Abel William Lowell Kane Miniseries
1986 Strong Medicine Vince Lord Television film
1987 Amerika Colonel Andrei Denisov Miniseries
1991 Fever Eliott Television film
One Against the Wind Sergeant James Liggett Television film
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
1993 Family Pictures David Eberlin Television film
The Rainbow Warrior Alan Galbraith Television film
1994 The Simpsons Molloy Voice, episode: "Homer the Vigilante"
1995 Forgotten Silver Himself Television film
1996 In Cold Blood Agent Alvin Dewey Miniseries
1998 Merlin Merlin Miniseries
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
The Games Citytrans CEO Episode: "Transport"
2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Thomas Jefferson Miniseries
2001 Space Himself Documentary series
Submerged Lt. Cmdr. Charles B. 'Swede' Momsen Television film
2002 Doctor Zhivago Victor Komarovsky Miniseries
Framed Eddie Meyers Television film
2004 Stiff Lionel Merricks Television film
Jessica Richard Runche Miniseries
Logie Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Governor Arthur Phillip Miniseries
To the Ends of the Earth Mr. Prettiman Miniseries
The Triangle Eric Benerall Miniseries
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2006 Merlin's Apprentice Merlin Miniseries
Two Twisted Mick Episode: "Von Stauffenberg's Stamp"
2007 The Tudors Cardinal Thomas Wolsey 10 episodes
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series
Nominated – Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
2008–2010 Crusoe Jeremiah Blackthorn 14 episodes
2009 Happy Town Merritt Grieves 8 episodes
bro'Town Himself Voice, episode: "To Sam with Love"
2010 Rake Dr. Bruce Chandler Episode: "R v Chandler"
2011 Ice Anthony Kavanagh Miniseries
2012 Alcatraz [49] Emerson Hauser 13 episodes
2013 Harry Jim "Stocks" Stockton Miniseries
2013–2014 Peaky Blinders Major Chester Campbell 12 episodes
2014 Old School [50] Ted Macabe 8 episodes
House of Hancock [51] Lang Hancock Miniseries
2015 And Then There Were None General John Gordon MacArthur Miniseries
2016 Why Anzac with Sam Neill Himself Documentary, wrote and produced
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands Narrator Documentary series, 3 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator
Tutankhamun [52] Lord Carnavon Miniseries
Country Calendar Himself Episode: "Film Noir"
2017 Get Krack!n Himself Season 1, Episode 1
2018 The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill[53] Himself Documentary series, 6 episodes (known as Captain Cook's Pacific with Sam Neill in the UK)[54]
2019 Rick and Morty[55] Monogatron Leader Voice, episode: "The Old Man and the Seat"
2020 Flack Duncan Paulson Season 2
2021 Invasion [56] Sheriff John Bell Tyson Season 1, Episode 1
2022- The Twelve [57][58] Brett Colby SC Main role
2024 Apples Never Fall [59] Stan Delaney Miniseries

Video games edit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Lego Jurassic World Alan Grant Archive Audio from the films.
2018 Jurassic World Evolution Voice role, Return to Jurassic Park Expansion
2021 Jurassic World Evolution 2 Voice role, Biosyn Dominion expansion

Books edit

  • Neill, Sam (2023). Did I Ever Tell You This?: A Memoir. London: Michael Joseph Ltd. ISBN 9780241648988. OCLC 1356450549.
  • Neill, Sam (2023). Did I Ever Tell You This?: A Memoir. Melbourne: The Text Publishing Company. ISBN 9781922790309. (Australian edition)

See also edit

References edit

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