SAM NEILL'S MOVIES AND MINI-BIO
Updated June 10, 2016
     
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Tutankhamun (ITV mini-series, 2016) ...Lord Carnarvon. More Info
Tommy's Honor (2016 post-production) ...Alexander Boothby
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016) ...Unlce Hec. More Info    And More Info
ANZAC: Tides of Blood, (Maori TV, New Zealand, 2015) a.k.a. Why ANZAC With Sam Neill (ABC Australia, 2015)
Gina v Rose: The House Of Hancock, (Au. Channel 9, 2015) ...Lang Hancock. More Info
The Dovekeepers, (CBS. Airs March 31, 2015) ...Josephus. More Info
The Daughter, (March 3, 2016) ...Walter. More Info
DxM, or Deus Ex Machina,(2015) ...Kreutz More Info
Backtrack, (2014; March 11, 2016 USA release) ...Duncan Stewart
United Passions, (2014) ...Joao Havelange
Escape Plan, (2013) ...Dr. Kyrie
Old School, (ABC1, Australia) ...Ted McCabe
A Long Way Down, (2014) ...Chris



Peaky Blinders, (BBC Two, September 2014 Season 2) ...C.I. Campbell
Harry, (NZ TV3) ...Jim "Stocks" Stockton More Info
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, (2014) ...Otto Luger
The Vow, (February 12, 2012) ...Bill Thornton
Alcatraz,(Fall 2011, FOX) ...Emerson Hauser
The Dragon Pearl, (2011) ...Chris Chase
Hunter, (2011) ...Jack Mindy More Info
Ice, (2010) ...
Happy Town, (2010, ABC Television (USA)) ...Merritt Greives
Under The Mountain, (December 10, 2009) ...Mr. Jones
Robinson Crusoe, (NBC, premiers October 17, 2008, 8PM Eastern) ...Jeremia Blackthorn 
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Skin, (2008) ...Abraham Laing
My Talks With Dean Spanley, (Filming begins 11/10/07) ...Dean Spanley More Info

In remembrance of the acceptional acting career of Peter O'Toole.
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Daybreakers, (Jan. 8, 2010) ...Charles Bromley More Info
Iron Road, (DVD release in UK, Ireland, NZ, Au, April 27, 2009) ...Alfred Nichol
How To Change In 9 Weeks (2007) ...David Reid
Telepathy, (2010) ... More Info
Tudors, The, (TV, Showtime, April 1, 2007) ...Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Images and More Info |  WSN Tudors Gallery
Angel a.k.a. Paradise a.k.a. The Real Life Of Angel Deverrel, (French release date March 14, 2007) ... Theo More Info |  Images
Two Twisted (TV, Australia Nine Network, August 28, 2006) ... Image
Merlin's Apprentice (TV, September 2, 2006, Hallmark Channel) ... Merlin More Info
Triangle, The (2005, TV) ... Eric Benirall Images  |  More Info
Irresistible (2005, post production) More Info
Gallipoli (2005) Narrator More Info
YES (2005) ...Anthony
Little Fish (2005) ... Bradley "The Jockey" Thompson More Info  |  More Info
Mary Bryant (2005, Australia TV, to air October 30 & 31, 2005) ... Governor Arthur Phillip
To The Ends Of The Earth (2005, TV) ... Mr. Prettiman More Info
Brush Off, The (2004, TV) Director
Stiff (2004, TV) ... Lionel Merricks
Wimbledon (2004) ... Dennis Bradbury 
Jessica (2004) ... Richard Runche
Perfect Strangers (2003) ... The Man WSN PS Gallery
Dirty Deeds (2002) .... Ray 
Framed (2001) (TV) 
Zookeeper, The (2001) .... Ludovic
   ... aka Clovek v zoo (2001) (Czech Republic) 
Space (2001) (TV) .... Presenter 
Jurassic Park III (2001) .... Dr. Alan Grant WSN JP3 Gallery
Submerged (2001) (TV) .... Lt. Cmdr. Charles 'Swede' Momsen 
New Zealand Festival: Numero Bruno (2001) (TV)
Numero Bruno (2000) .... Himself (Interviewee) 
Magic Pudding, The (2000) .... Sam Sawnoff  (voice)
Dish, The (2000) .... Cliff Buxton 
My Mother Frank (2000) .... Professor Mortlock 
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000) (TV) .... Thomas Jefferson 
Bicentennial Man (1999) .... Sir (Richard Martin) 
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999) .... Walter Murray Gibson 
Revengers' Comedies, The (1998) .... Henry Bell
   ... aka Sweet Revenge (2000) (USA: cable TV title) 
Horse Whisperer, The (1998) .... Robert MacLean 
Merlin (1998) (TV) .... Merlin WSN Merlin Gallery

Event Horizon (1997) .... Dr. William Weir WSN EH Gallery
Snow White (1997) .... Lord Friedrich Hoffman
   ... aka Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) 
In Cold Blood (1996) (TV) .... Alvin Dewey 
Forgotten Silver (1996) .... Himself, 
Children of the Revolution (1996) .... David 'Dave' Hoyle, aka Agent 'Nine'
Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) .... Narrator/Host
   ... aka Personal Journey by Sam Neill, A (1995) 
In the Mouth of Madness (1995) .... John Trent  WSN IMOM Gallery
Victory (1995) .... Mr. Jones  WSN Victory Gallery
Restoration (1995) .... King Charles II 
Country Life (1994) .... Dr. Max Askey  WSN CL Gallery
Sirens (1994) .... Norman Lindsay 
Jungle Book, The (1994) .... Colonel Geofferey Brydon
   ... aka Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) 
Family Pictures (1993) (TV) .... David Eberlin 
Jurassic Park (1993) .... Dr. Alan Grant  WSN JP Gallery
Piano, The (1993) .... Alistair Stewart  WSN Piano Gallery
Hostage (1992) .... Rennie 
Rainbow Warrior, The (1992) .... Alan Galbraith 
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) .... David Jenkins 
One Against the Wind (1991) (TV) .... Major James Leggatt, The Guards 
Until the End of the World (1992) (USA) ... Eugene Fitspatrick
Fever (1991/I) (TV) .... Elliott 
Death in Brunswick (1991) .... Carl Fitzgerald
   ... aka Nothing to Lose (1991) 
Shadow of China (1990) (as John Dermot) .... TV reporter 
Hunt for Red October, The (1990) .... Captain Vasily Borodin 
Dead Calm (1989) .... John Ingram  WSN DC Gallery
French Revolution, The (1989) ...Marquis De La Fayette
Cry in the Dark, A (1988) .... Michael Chamberlain
   ... aka Evil Angels (1988) (Australia) 
Leap of Faith (1988) (TV) .... Oscar
   ... aka Question of Faith (1988) (TV) 
Good Wife, The (1987) .... Neville Gifford
   ... aka Umbrella Woman, The (1987) 
"Amerika" (1987) (mini) TV Series .... Colonel Andrei Denisov 
Strong Medicine (1986) (TV) .... Vince Lord
   ... aka Arthur Hailey's 'Strong Medicine' (1986) (TV) 
For Love Alone (1986) .... James Quick 
"Kane & Abel" (1985) (mini) TV Series .... William Lowell Kane 
Robbery Under Arms (1985) (TV) .... Captain Starlight 
Plenty (1985) .... Lazar 
Blood of Others, The (1984) (USA) 
"Reilly: The Ace of Spies" (1983) (mini) TV Series .... Sidney Reilly (Sigmund Rosenblum) 
Country Girls, The (1983) (TV) .... Mr. Gentleman 
Enigma (1982) .... Dimitri Vasilikov 
Ivanhoe (1982) (TV) .... Brian de Bois-Guilbert 
Attack Force Z (1982) .... Sergeant D.J. Costello 
From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II (1981) (TV) 
Final Conflict, The (1981) .... Damien Thorn
   ... aka Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) 
Possession (1981) .... Mark 
Lucinda Brayford (1980) .... Tony Duff 
Journalist, The (1979) .... Rex 
Just Out of Reach (1979) .... Mike 
My Brilliant Career (1979) .... Harry Beecham  WSN MBC Gallery
Sleeping Dogs (1977) .... Smith 
Ashes (1975) .... Priest 
Landfall (1975) .... Eric 
Telephone Etiquette (1974)



TV GUEST APPEARANCES

"Rove Live" (2000) playing "Himself"(episode # 2.28) 8/28/2001 
"Games, The" (1998) playing "Citytrans CEO"(episode # 1.13) 1998 
"Simpsons, The" (1989) playing "Malloy"(voice) in episode: "Homer the Vigilante" (episode # 5.11) 1/6/1994 
"Young Ramsay" (1977) playing "Crossland" in episode: "Do or Die" (episode # 2.9) 3/8/1980 
"Sullivans, The" (1976) playing "Ben Dawson"


MINI-BIO

Background - Born in Northern Ireland, his family moved to New Zealand when he was seven. He graduated from the University of Canterbury with a BA in English Literature.

Acting Experience - Sam worked with the New Zealand Players and various other groups. He worked with the New Zealand National Film Unit as director, editor and scriptwriter.

International Recognition - His breakthrough role was as the well-mannered suitor, Harry Beecham, in "My Brilliant Career". He worked with Judy Davis in this film and their chemistry was enjoyed again in the mini-series "One Against the Wind" and also the 1996 film, "Children of the Revolution".

Personal - Neill is married to Noriko Watanabe and they have one daughter. He has a son and a step-daughter. He and his family have homes in Sydney, New Zealand, and Beverly Hills.

Awards

Australian Film Institute Award - 1989 - Best Actor - "A Cry in the Dark"
British Television - 1984 - Best Actor - "Reilly: The Ace of Spies"
Honored with an O.B.E. for Service to Acting

Nominations

Golden Globe - 1992 - Best Actor in a mini-series - "One Against the Wind"
Australian Film Institute Award - 1994 - Best Actor - "The Piano"
Australian Film Institute Award - 1992 - Best Actor - "Death in Brunswick"

Bio
Nigel Neill
September 14, 1947
Northern Ireland
Virgo