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Sam Neill

Sam Neill's biography

Nigel James Dermot Neill is 75 years old actor born at Omagh. Sam was born on Sunday 14th of September 1947. He is often nicknamed as Nigel Neill. According to year of birth 1947 Sam belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 14th of September means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.He was married 2 times.

He is white new zealander. He is citizen of New Zealand. He is anglican / episcopalian. Sam´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as winegrower, film actor, television actor. He is recently known as film director.

Sam Neill's family

Sam Neill's ex wifes

Lisa Harrow

Sam Neill and Lisa Harrow have been together since 1980 for 9 years. She is known as actor. His ex wife was born on Wednesday 25th of August 1943 in Auckland.

Noriko Watanabe

Sam Neill and Noriko Watanabe have been together since 1989 for 28 years.

Sam Neill's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, Medbury School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Studied at the University of Canterbury and at the Victoria University in Wellington, from which he graduated with a BA in English Literature.

Sam Neill's career

Sam´s main focus is to be actor and viticulture. He is famous thanks to Jurassic Park; Merlin. You could see Sam also in Evil Angels.

Is Sam Neill gay ?

He is known to be straight.

Sam Neill's girlfriend

Laura Tingle

Sam Neill and Laura Tingle have been together.

Awards and competitions

Sam Neill's Awards

  • "Best Actor on British Television" for Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Australian Film Institute Award "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role" for A Cry in the Dark (1988) (aka "Cry in the Dark (1988)").
  • He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Canterbury in 2002.

What else you don't know about Sam Neill ?

His middle name is James Dermot.

What Sam Neill has done for a first time

  • One son, Tim Neill (b.1983), with Lisa Harrow, a daughter Elena Neill (b. 1991) with Noriko Watanabe, and a step-daughter, Maiko, from Watanabe's first marriage.

Sam Neill's quotes

  • "Of all the characters I've played, I think I have more in common with that guy than with Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983) referring to Carl Fitzgerald in Death in Brunswick (1990). Who Weekly (NZ) 8/23/93.
  • Referring to The Simpsons (1989): "I'm playing a cat burglar. I've made it. This is the high point of my career. I'm really chuffed". EW, 7/23/93.
  • If all I did was acting, I'd go out of my mind.
  • The pathetic thing about actors is they don't feel valid unless they're acting.
  • [2014, on socializing with Michael Williams and Warren Clarke during the making of Enigma (1982)] My liver is still recovering.
  • [on changing his name from Nigel to Sam, aged ten] I saved myself a lifetime of pain.
  • [Tell us a secret.] I was christened Nigel. It set me back for years.
  • [Which living person do you most admire, and why?] My brother, Michael. He is an academic and has devoted his life to scholarship; my life seems trivial by comparison. Bastard.
  • [What did you want to be when you were growing up?] A soldier like my father. I would have been useless.
  • [Which words or phrases do you most overuse?] I'm sorry to say, the word is fuck.
  • [What keeps you awake at night?] Worrying about insomnia.
  • [What do you most dislike about your appearance?] Pretty much all of it. But these weird fat bits on my hips - yuck!
  • [What song would you like played at your funeral?] I Will Remember You, by Sarah McLachlan. That'll choke the bastards up if nothing else will.
  • [What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?] Sloth. No, wait, greed. No, gluttony.
  • [What has been your biggest disappointment?] My complete ineptitude at sport.
  • [What is the worst job you've done?] Everyone says it's the Fifa film [United Passions], but I had a marvellous time.
  • [Who would play you in the film of your life?] Tilda Swinton.
  • [What makes you unhappy?] Solitude. I crave company.
  • [What is your guiltiest pleasure?] Come Dine With Me. Everything you need to know about the British in one tidy hour.
  • [What is the worst thing anyone's said to you?] "Did we sleep together? Really? Are you quite sure?"
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Sam Neill's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Sam Neill looks. We will focus on Sam´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Sam is tall as 6' 0" (183 cm). Body build is athletic. His eyes are tinted blue. Sam´s hair is shade of salt and pepper.

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