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Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria. He has a BA in English ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jurassic Park
(1993)
Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park III Dr. Alan Grant
(2001)
Event Horizon
Event Horizon Dr. William Weir
(1997)

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 2018 Peter Rabbit (post-production)
Older Mr. McGregor
  Escape from Pretoria (announced)
Denis Goldberg
  Freedom Flight (announced)
Istvan Kolta
  Mystery Ride (announced)
Duncan Connelly
  The Guinea Pig Club (pre-production)
Charles Overton
 2017 Sweet Country
Fred Smith
 2016 Tommy's Honour
Alexander Boothby
 2015 MindGamers
Kreutz
 2015 The Daughter
Walter
 2015/I Backtrack
Duncan Stewart
 2014 A Long Way Down
Chris
 2011/IV The Hunter
Jack
 2011 The Dragon Pearl
Chris Chase
 2009 In Her Skin
David Reid
 2008/I Skin
Abraham Laing
 2007 Angel
Théo
 2006 Irresistible
Craig
 2004/I Yes
Anthony
 2003 Perfect Strangers
The Man
 2002 Dirty Deeds
Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
 2001 The Zookeeper
Ludovic
 2000 My Mother Frank
Professor Mortlock
 1999 Molokai
Prime Minister Gibson
 1998 The Revengers' Comedies
Henry Bell
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Frederick Hoffman
 1994 Country Life
Dr. Max Askey
 1993 Sirens
Norman Lindsay
 1992 Hostage
John Rennie
 1991 Until the End of the World
Eugene Fitzpatrick
 1990 Death in Brunswick
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
 1989 Shadow of China
TV reporter (as John Dermot)
 1987 Peter Kenna's The Good Wife
Neville Gifford
 1986 For Love Alone
James Quick
 1985 Plenty
Lazar
 1984 The Blood of Others
Bergman
 1982 Enigma
Dimitri Vasilikov
 1981 From a Far Country
Marian
 1981 Possession
Mark
 1981 Attack Force Z
Sergeant D.J. (Danny) Costello
 1979 Just Out of Reach
Mike
 1979 The Journalist
Rex
 1977 Sleeping Dogs
Smith
 1975 Landfall
Eric
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Meat and Livestock Australia (2006) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Dermot

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2012, on My Brilliant Career) A most important role for me, I must say, because that's the film that took me out of New Zealand, the film that allowed me to live and work in Australia, which I love. Yeah, that was probably more transformative than anything else I've done, in a way. Without that film, I never would've-prior to that, I'd done Sleeping Dogs, and I thought, "That was a one-off, I'll... See more »

Trivia:

He is a big fan of The Beach Boys. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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