Sam Neill

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Neill licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jurassic Park (1993)

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A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sam Neill  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Oliver Platt

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sam Neill  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Oliver Platt

Dead Calm (1989)

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An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm weather conditions, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Sam Neill  •  Billy Zane  •  George Shevtsov

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm weather conditions, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Sam Neill  •  Billy Zane  •  George Shevtsov

Death in Brunswick (1991)

A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death of Mustafa, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ruane
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Zoe Carides  •  Yvonne Lawley  •  Nick Lathouris

A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death of Mustafa, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ruane
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Zoe Carides  •  Yvonne Lawley  •  Nick Lathouris

Dirty Deeds (2002)

Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Caesar
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Toni Collette  •  John Goodman  •  Sam Neill

Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Caesar
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Toni Collette  •  John Goodman  •  Sam Neill

Event Horizon (1997)

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In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Sam Neill  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joely Richardson

In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Sam Neill  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joely Richardson

Forgotten Silver (1995)

The life story of Colin McKenzie, a forgotten pioneer of international cinema who was born in rural New Zealand in 1888.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Jeffrey Thomas  •  Johnny Morris  •  Costa Botes

The life story of Colin McKenzie, a forgotten pioneer of international cinema who was born in rural New Zealand in 1888.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Jeffrey Thomas  •  Johnny Morris  •  Costa Botes

Gallipoli (2005)

The Gallipoli campaign of World War I was so controversial & devastating, it changed the face of battle forever. Using diaries, letters, photographs and memoirs, acclaimed director, Tolga Ornek, traces the personal journeys of Australian, New Zealand, British and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tolga Örnek
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Sam Neill  •  Zafer Ergin

The Gallipoli campaign of World War I was so controversial & devastating, it changed the face of battle forever. Using diaries, letters, photographs and memoirs, acclaimed director, Tolga Ornek, traces the personal journeys of Australian, New Zealand, British and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tolga Örnek
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Sam Neill  •  Zafer Ergin

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julie Carmen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  David Warner

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julie Carmen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  David Warner

Jurassic Park III (2001)

In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  William H. Macy  •  Téa Leoni  •  Trevor Morgan

In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  William H. Macy  •  Téa Leoni  •  Trevor Morgan

Little Fish (2005)

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Sam Neill  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Martin Henderson

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Sam Neill  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Martin Henderson

Perfect Strangers (2003)

When Melanie goes home from the pub with a handsome stranger, she’s captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his ‘castle’- a rundown shack on a deserted island. But when seduction becomes deception and passion becomes possession, Melanie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaylene Preston
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Rachael Blake  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Robyn Malcolm

When Melanie goes home from the pub with a handsome stranger, she’s captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his ‘castle’- a rundown shack on a deserted island. But when seduction becomes deception and passion becomes possession, Melanie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaylene Preston
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Rachael Blake  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Robyn Malcolm

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Sleeping Dogs (1977)

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Ian Mune  •  Warren Oates

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Ian Mune  •  Warren Oates

The Dish (2000)

A group of maverick scientists on a remote Australian sheep farm are the globe's only hope for obtaining the epic images of man's first steps on the moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Sitch
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Patrick Warburton  •  Roz Hammond  •  Kevin Harrington

A group of maverick scientists on a remote Australian sheep farm are the globe's only hope for obtaining the epic images of man's first steps on the moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Sitch
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Patrick Warburton  •  Roz Hammond  •  Kevin Harrington

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

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Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Sam Neill  •  Scarlett Johansson

Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Sam Neill  •  Scarlett Johansson

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

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A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

The Jungle Book (1994)

Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can find.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Cary Elwes  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Neill

Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can find.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Cary Elwes  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Neill

The Piano (1993)

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After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

Until the End of the World (1991)

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Set in 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law Dr. Farber, an American who is being chased by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Solveig Dommartin  •  William Hurt  •  Tom Waits  •  Chick Ortega

Set in 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law Dr. Farber, an American who is being chased by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Solveig Dommartin  •  William Hurt  •  Tom Waits  •  Chick Ortega
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