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Sam Neill is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Néo-Zélandais born on 14 september 1947

Sam Neill

Sam Neill
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Birth name Nigel John Dermot Neill
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 14 september 1947 (71 years)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a Northern Irish-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in The Piano and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, a role he reprised in 2001's Jurassic Park III. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, and The Tudors. He holds New Zealand, British and Irish nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.

Biography

Neill has one son, Tim (born in 1983), by New Zealand actress Lisa Harrow. He married makeup artist Noriko Watanabe in 1989 and they have one daughter, Elena (born in 1991). He also has a stepdaughter, Maiko Spencer (born 1982), from Noriko's first marriage.

Neill lives in Queenstown and owns a winery called Two Paddocks made up of a vineyard at Gibbston and two near Alexandra, all in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's South Island. Neill's hobby 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, "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."

Neill also has homes in Wellington, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia. He is a supporter of the Australian Speak Easy Association and the British Stammering Association (BSA). He supports the New Zealand Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party. He is a patron of the National Performance Conference and donated a pair of jeans to the Jeans for Genes auction; they were painted by artist Merv Moriarty and auctioned in August 1998.

Neill is friends with New Zealand musicians Neil Finn and Tim Finn, of Crowded House and Split Enz, and with Australian musician Jimmy Barnes.

Neill has been appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DCNZM). When knighthoods were returned to the New Zealand 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". Neill was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Canterbury in 2002.

Best films

Jurassic Park (1993)
(Actor)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
(Actor)
Peter Rabbit (2018)
(Actor)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
(Actor)
The Vow (2012)
(Actor)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sam Neill (87 films)

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Actor

Sweet Country
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Western
Actors Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Ewen Leslie, Tom Wright, Matt Day
Roles Fred Smith
Rating68% 3.4488553.4488553.4488553.4488553.448855
Un western situé sur la frontière nord où la justice elle-même est remise en cause.
Peter Rabbit, 1h33
Directed by Gluck, Will
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James Corden, Margot Robbie
Roles Mr. McGregor / Tommy Brock (voice)
Rating65% 3.298753.298753.298753.298753.29875
Pierre et ses amis aiment tout particulièrement se nourrir des légumes du jardin appartenant au vieil homme habitant près de leur terrier. Lorsque ce dernier décède, Thomas, un jeune homme vivant à Londres, hérite de sa maison. Il n'apprécie pas beaucoup les lapins à l'inverse de sa voisine avec laquelle il fait connaissance. Pierre, n'appréciant que très peu devoir partager son amie, va tenter par tous les moyens de faire fuir le nouvel arrivant.
The Commuter, 1h45
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, Andy Nyman
Roles Captain Hawthorne
Rating62% 3.148593.148593.148593.148593.14859
Comme après chaque journée de travail, Michael MacCauley, vendeur en assurances, rentre chez lui en prenant un train de banlieue, après une journée où il joue de malchance sur le plan professionnel et se fait voler son téléphone avant d'embarquer dans son train. Durant le trajet, il est abordé par une femme séduisante, lui soumettant une question théorique, pour laquelle il recevrait une certaine somme d'argent en récompense s'il y répondait favorablement et en acceptait les conséquences. Il finit par céder à la curiosité et se retrouve embarqué dans ce jeu". Comprenant progressivement ce que l'on attend de lui, et voulant faire marche arrière, il reçoit l’appel d’un mystérieux inconnu qui le force à identifier un passager caché dans le train. Michael est sommé de le faire avant le dernier arrêt. Pris dans un terrible engrenage, il va alors tout faire pour résoudre à temps cette énigme, tout en essayant de protéger les autres passagers.
Thor: Ragnarok, 2h10
Directed by Taika Waititi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Sur une planète fictive, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Roles Actor Odin
Rating78% 3.945143.945143.945143.945143.94514
Après les évènements de Sokovie et l'affrontement avec Ultron, Thor est parti à la recherche des Pierres d'Infinité. Deux ans après, sans résultat, on le retrouve emprisonné dans le monde de Surtur (Muspellheim). Il se libère et vainc le démon enflammé, après que ce dernier lui a appris qu'Asgard est sans défense en l'absence du « Père de Toute Chose », Odin. Thor lui arrache sa couronne que le démon comptait unir avec l'Éternelle Flamme afin de provoquer le Ragnarök, la destruction d’Asgard.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 1h41
Directed by Taika Waititi
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Actors Sam Neill, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi
Roles Hec Faulkner
Rating78% 3.94933.94933.94933.94933.9493
Abandonné par sa mère, trimballé de foyer en foyer, Ricky Baker, un jeune délinquant, est placé par les services sociaux dans une famille d'accueil, des fermiers sans enfants, les Faulkner. Ricky sympathise avec « tante » Bella, une femme aimante qui lui offre notamment un chien pour ses 13 ans qu'il nomme Tupac en référence à son chanteur préféré Tupac Shakur ou qui lui apprend à chasser, mais il n'a aucun rapport amical avec son mari, Huc, un homme solitaire et acariâtre.
The Daughter, 1h40
Genres Drama
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Sam Neill
Roles Walter
Rating65% 3.2988453.2988453.2988453.2988453.298845
Dans un petit village australien, Christian revient pour le mariage de son père Henry. Parti plusieurs années auparavant à New York, Christian retrouve son ami d’enfance, Oliver, et toute la famille qui l’entoure. Malgré les heureuses retrouvailles, Christian porte un lourd secret familial… Henry est contraint de fermer sa scierie car l’économie l’y contraint. C'est un homme aisé qui s’adresse à ses employés dans un ton arrogant et peu compatissant. Parmi le parterre d’ouvriers mécontents, Oliver ne bronche pas et acquiesce. Cette situation ne semble pas l’affecter et se veut rassurant face à sa famille. Charlotte, institutrice, accepte la situation avec positivité, tout comme sa fille Hedvig. Non loin, Walter, le père d’Oliver, évalue la situation avec un œil perplexe, lui qui sort d’une peine de prison pour une infraction judiciaire.
Backtrack
Backtrack (2015)
, 1h30
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Adrien Brody, Bruce Spence, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird, Anna Lise Phillips
Roles Duncan Stewart
Rating58% 2.949342.949342.949342.949342.94934
Un psychothérapeute, Peter Bowers, découvre un jour que tous ses patients qu'il pensait réellement traiter et aider sont des fantômes tous morts dans un accident vingt ans auparavant. Hanté par de troublantes visions, il décide de retourner dans sa ville natale pour résoudre le mystère de leur mort.
A Long Way Down, 1h36
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Sam Neill
Roles Chris Crichton
Rating63% 3.1982053.1982053.1982053.1982053.198205
Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan) is contemplating suicide on New Year's Eve on the roof of the Toppers Building, high above London's streets. He is interrupted by a woman, Maureen (Toni Collette), who has the same fate in mind. She shyly offers to wait her turn, until two other strangers, a young woman named Jess (Imogen Poots) and a pizza deliverer called J.J. (Aaron Paul), also turn up.
United Passions, 1h50
Directed by Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill, Stellan Skarsgård, Tim Roth, Fisher Stevens, Thomas Kretschmann
Roles Joao Havelange
Rating21% 1.0611451.0611451.0611451.0611451.061145
Au début du XX siècle, les dirigeants de plusieurs fédérations européennes de football souhaitent renforcer leurs liens afin d'organiser la pratique de ce sport au plan mondial. Ils envisagent de fonder une Fédération Internationale de football et exposent leur projet à Frederick Wall et Arthur Kinnaird, dirigeants de la Fédération anglaise, qui a édicté les lois du jeu au XIX siècle. Les Anglais refusent de se joindre à eux. Malgré leur défiance, la FIFA est créée à Paris en mai 1904. Dans ses statuts, la FIFA déclare reconnaître une seule fédération par pays et se réserve le droit d'organiser des rencontres internationales.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Newman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd, Aneurin Barnard, Keeley Hawes
Roles Otto Luger
Rating54% 2.7476252.7476252.7476252.7476252.747625
Mariah Mundi has no choice but to unite with the enigmatic Will Charity when his family is kidnapped by an unknown enemy. Their adventure leads them to the mysterious and majestic Prince Regent, a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island at the furthest reach of the Empire. Mariah, with the help of Charity must unravel the secrets of the island to find the truth behind the disappearance of his family, and prevent Otto Luger from getting his hands on the mystical and powerful Midas Box.
Escape Plan, 1h55
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Évasion, Buddy films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent d’Onofrio, 50 Cent
Roles Dr. Kyrie
Rating66% 3.349983.349983.349983.349983.34998
Ray Breslin is a former prosecutor who co-owns Breslin-Clark, a Los Angeles–based security firm specializing in testing the reliability of maximum security prisons. He spends his life getting into prisons to study their designs and the guards' habits to find and exploit their weaknesses, thus enabling him to escape without a hitch or a victim. His goal is to ensure that criminals sent to prison stay inside by eliminating the weakness of every prison; Breslin's wife and child were murdered by an escaped convict he had successfully prosecuted.
The Vow
The Vow (2012)
, 1h44
Directed by Michael Sucsy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Wendy Crewson, Jessica Lange
Roles Bill Thornton
Rating68% 3.4023.4023.4023.4023.402
Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) come out of a movie theater. On their way home, at a stop sign, Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. Both of them are rushed to the emergency room, and as Leo, in a voice-over talks about how "moments of impact help in finding who we are" the movie cuts to how Paige and Leo first met. The scenes of how they courted, proposed and married at the Art Institute of Chicago and share a kiss under the Cloud Gate are interwoven with the present.
Buck
Buck (2011)
, 1h26
Directed by Cindy Meehl
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film
Actors Robert Redford, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill
Rating75% 3.79553.79553.79553.79553.7955
Buck explores the life of Buck Brannaman from his childhood living with an abusive father to his successful approach to handling and training horses. Brannaman worked on the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer as the lead equine consultant. He teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
The Hunter
The Hunter (2011)
, 1h40
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor, Jacek Koman, Morgana Davies, Callan Mulvey
Roles Jack Mindy
Rating67% 3.3993853.3993853.3993853.3993853.399385
Mercenary Martin David (Willem Dafoe) is hired by military biotech company Red Leaf to go to Tasmania and gather samples of the Tasmanian tiger, with further instructions to kill all remaining tigers to ensure no competing organization will get their DNA.
Ice 2020
Ice 2020 (2011)
, 3h25
Directed by Nick Copus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Stephen Moyer, Frances O'Connor, Patrick Bergin, Claire Forlani, Ben Cross, Richard Roxburgh
Roles Anthony Kavanagh
Rating46% 2.318422.318422.318422.318422.31842
2020. Toutes les ressources énergétiques de la planète sont épuisées. La société Halo, dirigée par monsieur Kavanagh, met en place des forages dans l'Arctique, au Groenland, convaincue que dans ces fonds marins, se trouvent les derniers gisements de pétrole encore inexploités. Il a l'accord de l'Alliance Polaire, dirigée par Petersen, ministre de l'Environnement. Celui-ci est pourtant l'ami du scientifique, Thom, qui est convaincu que ces forages vont provoquer une catastrophe écologique à la suite de laquelle tout l'hémisphère Nord plongerait dans une nouvelle ère glaciaire.