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Birthday 1947-09-14


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Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand actor. He is perhaps best known for his starring role as paleontologist Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. He has also had a number of high-profile roles including: the lead in Reilly, Ace of Spies, the adult Damien in Omen III: The Final Conflict, Merlin in the miniseries Merlin, Captain Vasily Borodin in The Hunt for Red October, Lord Friedrich Hoffman in Snow White: A Tale of Terror, and Alisdair Stewart in The Piano. Most recently he played Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the Peace Arch Entertainment production for Showtime, The Tudors.


2019Ride Like a Girl as Paddy Payne
2018Peter Rabbit as Mr. McGregor / Tommy Brock (voice)
2018Sweet Country as Fred Smith
2018The Commuter as Captain Hawthorne
2017Thor: Ragnarok as Actor Odin
2017Tommy's Honour as Alexander Boothby
2017David Stratton: A Cinematic Life as Himself
2016The Mummy of Tutankhamun as Lord Carnarvon
2016New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands as Himself - Narrator
2016Hunt for the Wilderpeople as Hec Faulkner
2015The Daughter as Walter
2015MindGamers as Kreutz
2015Backtrack as Duncan Stewart
2015Why Anzac with Sam Neill as Himself
2014United Passions as Joao Havelange
2014A Long Way Down as Chris Crichton
2013The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box as Otto Luger
2013Escape Plan as Dr. Kyrie
2012The Vow as Bill Thornton
2011The Hunter as Jack Mindy
2011The Dragon Pearl as Chris Chase
2010Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole as Allomere (voice)
2009Under the Mountain as Mr. Jones
2009Daybreakers as Charles Bromley
2009Skin as Abraham Laing
2009Iron Road as Alfred Nichol
2009In Her Skin as Mr. Reid
2008Dean Spanley as Dean Spanley
2007Angel as Théo
2006Irresistible as Craig
2006The Making of 'Event Horizon'
2006Working with a Master: John Carpenter as Himself
2006Voyage of the Nautilus as Hubert Wilkins
2005Yes as Anthony
2005Little Fish as The Jockey
2005Gallipoli as Narrator
2004Wimbledon as Dennis Bradbury
2004Jessica as Richard Runche
2004Stiff as Lionel Merricks
2003Perfect Strangers as Man
2002Dirty Deeds as Ray
2002Framed as Eddie Meyers
2001SuperCroc as narrator
2001The Zookeeper as Ludovic
2001Jurassic Park III as Dr. Alan Grant
2001Submerged as Lt. Cmdr. Charles B. 'Swede' Momsen
2000The Magic Pudding as Sam Sawnoff (voice)
2000My Mother Frank as Professor Mortlock
2000The Dish as Cliff Buxton - Dish Master
2000Sally Hemings: An American Scandal as Thomas Jefferson
1999Bicentennial Man as Richard Martin
1999Molokai: The Story of Father Damien as Prime Minister Gibson
1998The Revengers' Comedies as Henry Bell
1998The Horse Whisperer as Robert MacLean
1997Event Horizon as Dr. William Weir
1997Snow White: A Tale of Terror as Lord Friedrich Hoffman
1996Victory as Mr. Jones
1996Children of the Revolution as David 'Dave' Hoyle, aka Agent 'Nine'
1995Restoration as King Charles II
1995Forgotten Silver as Himself
1994The Jungle Book as Colonel Geofferey Brydon
1994In the Mouth of Madness as John Trent
1994Country Life as Dr. Max Askey
1993Sirens as Norman Lindsay
1993Jurassic Park as Dr. Alan Grant
1993The Rainbow Warrior as Chief Inspector Alan Galbraith
1993The Piano as Alisdair Stewart
1993Family Pictures as David Eberlin
1992Hostage as John Rennie
1992Memoirs of an Invisible Man as David Jenkins
1991One Against the Wind as Major James Leggatt, The Guards
1991Until the End of the World as Eugene Fitzpatrick
1991Fever as Elliot
1990Death in Brunswick as Carl
1990The Hunt for Red October as Captain Vasily Borodin
1989The French Revolution as Marquês de Lafayette
1989Dead Calm as John Ingram
1988A Cry in the Dark as Michael Chamberlain
1987The Umbrella Woman as Neville Gifford
1986For Love Alone as James Quick
1986Strong Medicine as Vince Lord
1985Plenty as Lazar
1985Robbery Under Arms as Capt. Starlight
1984The Blood of Others as Bergman
1984The Country Girls as Mr. Gentleman
1983Enigma as Dimitri Vasilikov
1982Attack Force Z as Sergeant Costello
1982Ivanhoe as Brian de Bois-Guilbert
1981From a Far Country as Marian
1981Possession as Mark
1981Omen III: The Final Conflict as Damien Thorn
1979The Journalist as Rex
1979Just Out Of Reach as Mike
1979My Brilliant Career as Harry Beecham
1977Sleeping Dogs as Smith
Escape from Pretoria as Denis Goldberg
Mystery Ride as Duncan Connelly
Palm Beach
The Guinea Pig Club as Charles Overton

Other Roles

2004The Brush-Off - Director

The Wall

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