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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 »

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

Filmography

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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 Thor: Ragnarok
Actor Odin
 2017 Sweet Country
Fred Smith
 2017 House of Bond (TV Mini-Series)
Tiny Rowland
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Tiny Rowland
- Episode 1 (2017) ... Tiny Rowland (credit only)
 2016 Tutankhamun (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Carnarvon
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Lord Carnarvon
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Lord Carnarvon
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Lord Carnarvon
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Lord Carnarvon
 2016 Tommy's Honour
Alexander Boothby
 2015 And Then There Were None (TV Mini-Series)
General John MacArthur
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... General John MacArthur
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... General John MacArthur
 2015 MindGamers
Kreutz
 2015 The Daughter
Walter
 2015/I Backtrack
Duncan Stewart
 2015 The Dovekeepers (TV Mini-Series)
Josephus
- Night Two (2015) ... Josephus
- Night One (2015) ... Josephus
 2015 House of Hancock (TV Mini-Series)
Lang Hancock
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Lang Hancock
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Lang Hancock
 2013-2014 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Major Chester Campbell / Inspector Chester Campbell
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Major Chester Campbell
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Major Chester Campbell
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Major Chester Campbell
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Major Chester Campbell
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Major Chester Campbell
 2014 Old School (TV Series)
Ted McCabe
- All That Glitters (2014) ... Ted McCabe
- Dead Man Walking (2014) ... Ted McCabe
- Sky the Towel (2014) ... Ted McCabe
- Tiny Dancer (2014) ... Ted McCabe
- Her Weight in Gold (2014) ... Ted McCabe
 2014 United Passions
Joao Havelange
 2014 Short Poppies (TV Series)
Mr. Neal
- Louise Cooper (2014) ... Mr. Neal
 2014 A Long Way Down
Chris
 2013 Escape Plan
Dr. Kyrie
 2013 Harry (TV Series)
DSS Jim Stockton
- God Bless Brutus (2013) ... DSS Jim Stockton
- You Lied To Me (2013) ... DSS Jim Stockton
- Play with Fire (2013) ... DSS Jim Stockton
- He's the Weak Link (2013) ... DSS Jim Stockton
- He's Very Important, This Boy (2013) ... DSS Jim Stockton
 2013 The Ordained (TV Movie)
Governer Michael Thomas Riley
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series)
Emerson Hauser
- Tommy Madsen (2012) ... Emerson Hauser
- Garrett Stillman (2012) ... Emerson Hauser
- Webb Porter (2012) ... Emerson Hauser
- Sonny Burnett (2012) ... Emerson Hauser
- The Ames Bros. (2012) ... Emerson Hauser
 2012 The Vow
Bill Thornton
 2011/IV The Hunter
Jack
 2011 The Dragon Pearl
Chris Chase
 2011 Ice (TV Mini-Series)
Anthony Kavanagh
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Anthony Kavanagh
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Anthony Kavanagh
 2010 Rake (TV Series)
Dr. Bruce Chandler
- R vs Chandler (2010) ... Dr. Bruce Chandler
 2010 Happy Town (TV Series)
Merritt Grieves
- Blame It on Rio Bravo (2010) ... Merritt Grieves
- Dallas Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2010) ... Merritt Grieves
- Questions and Antlers (2010) ... Merritt Grieves
- This Is Why We Stay (2010) ... Merritt Grieves
- Slight of Hand (2010) ... Merritt Grieves
 2008-2010 Crusoe (TV Series)
Jeremiah Blackthorn
- The Making of ... (2010) ... Jeremiah Blackthorn
- The Return (2009) ... Jeremiah Blackthorn
- The Traveler (2009) ... Jeremiah Blackthorn (uncredited)
- The Hunting Party (2009) ... Jeremiah Blackthorn (uncredited)
- Smoke and Mirrors (2009) ... Jeremiah Blackthorn
 2009 Daybreakers
Charles Bromley
 2009 Iron Road (TV Mini-Series)
Alfred Nichol
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Alfred Nichol
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Alfred Nichol
 2009 Under the Mountain
Mr. Jones
 2009 In Her Skin
David Reid
 2008/I Skin
Abraham Laing
 2008 My Talks with Dean Spanley
Dean Spanley
 2007 The Tudors (TV Series)
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
- The Death of Wolsey (2007) ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
- Look to God First (2007) ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
- Truth and Justice (2007) ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
- Message to the Emperor (2007) ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
- True Love (2007) ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
 2007 Angel
Théo
 2006 Two Twisted (TV Series)
Mick
- Von Stauffenberg's Stamp (2006) ... Mick
 2006 Irresistible
Craig
 2006 Merlin's Apprentice (TV Mini-Series)
Merlin
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Merlin
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Merlin
 2005 The Triangle (TV Mini-Series)
Eric Benerall
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Eric Benerall
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Eric Benerall
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Eric Benerall
 2005 Sci Fi Inside: 'The Triangle' (TV Movie)
Eric Benerall
 2005 Little Fish
The Jockey
 2005 To the Ends of the Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Prettiman
- Fire Down Below (2005) ... Mr. Prettiman
- Close Quarters (2005) ... Mr. Prettiman
- Rites of Passage (2005) ... Mr. Prettiman
 2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (TV Mini-Series)
Governor Arthur Phillip
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Governor Arthur Phillip
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Governor Arthur Phillip
 2004 Wimbledon
Dennis Bradbury
 2004/I Yes
Anthony
 2004/I Jessica (TV Movie)
Richard Runche
 2004 Stiff (TV Movie)
Lionel Merricks
 2003 Perfect Strangers
The Man
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series)
Victor Komarovsky
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Victor Komarovsky
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Victor Komarovsky
 2002 Leunig Animated (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Leunig: How Democracy Actually Works (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Dirty Deeds
Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
 2002 Framed (TV Movie)
Eddie Meyers
 2001 The Zookeeper
Ludovic
 2001 Jurassic Park III
Dr. Alan Grant
 2001 Submerged (TV Movie)
Lt. Cmdr. Charles B. 'Swede' Momsen
 2000 The Magic Pudding
Sam Sawnoff (voice)
 2000 The Dish
Cliff Buxton
 2000 My Mother Frank
Professor Mortlock
 2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (TV Movie)
Thomas Jefferson
 1999 Bicentennial Man
'Sir' Richard Martin
 1999 Molokai
Prime Minister Gibson
 1998 The Games (TV Series)
Citytrans World CEO
- Transport! (1998) ... Citytrans World CEO
 1998 The Revengers' Comedies
Henry Bell
 1998 The Horse Whisperer
Robert MacLean
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Merlin
- Part 2 (1998) ... Merlin
- Part 1 (1998) ... Merlin
 1997 Event Horizon
Dr. William Weir
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Frederick Hoffman
 1996 Victory
Mr. Jones
 1996 In Cold Blood (TV Mini-Series)
Agent Alvin Dewey
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Agent Alvin Dewey
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Agent Alvin Dewey
 1995 Restoration
King Charles II
 1994 The Jungle Book
Brydon
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness
John Trent
 1994 Country Life
Dr. Max Askey
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Molloy
- Homer the Vigilante (1994) ... Molloy (voice)
 1994 Sirens
Norman Lindsay
 1993 Jurassic Park
Grant
 1993 The Rainbow Warrior (TV Movie)
Alan Galbraith
 1993 The Piano
Stewart
 1993 Family Pictures (TV Movie)
David Eberlin
 1992 Hostage
John Rennie
 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man
David Jenkins
 1991 One Against the Wind (TV Movie)
Major James Leggatt, The Guards
 1991 Until the End of the World
Eugene Fitzpatrick
 1991 Fever (TV Movie)
Elliott
 1990 Death in Brunswick
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
 1990 The Hunt for Red October
Captain Borodin
 1989 Shadow of China
TV reporter (as John Dermot)
 1989 La révolution française
Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Motier, marquis De La Fayette
 1989 Dead Calm
John Ingram
 1988 A Cry in the Dark
Michael
 1988 Leap of Faith (TV Movie)
Oscar Ogg
 1987 Strong Medicine (TV Movie)
Vince Lord
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Andrei Denisov
- Part VII (1987) ... Colonel Andrei Denisov
- Part V (1987) ... Colonel Andrei Denisov
- Part IV (1987) ... Colonel Andrei Denisov
- Part III (1987) ... Colonel Andrei Denisov
- Part II (1987) ... Colonel Andrei Denisov
 1987 Peter Kenna's The Good Wife
Neville Gifford
 1986 For Love Alone
James Quick
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series)
William Lowell Kane
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... William Lowell Kane
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... William Lowell Kane
 1985 Plenty
Lazar
 1985 Robbery Under Arms
Capt. Starlight
 1984 The Blood of Others
Bergman
 1984 The Country Girls (TV Movie)
Mr. Gentleman
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Sidney Reilly
- Shutdown (1983) ... Sidney Reilly
- The Last Journey (1983) ... Sidney Reilly
- The Trust (1983) ... Sidney Reilly
- After Moscow (1983) ... Sidney Reilly
- Endgame (1983) ... Sidney Reilly
 1982 Enigma
Dimitri Vasilikov
 1982 Ivanhoe (TV Movie)
Brian de Bois-Guilbert
 1981 From a Far Country
Marian
 1981 Possession
Mark
 1981 Attack Force Z
Sergeant D.J. (Danny) Costello
 1981 The Final Conflict
Damien Thorn
 1980 Lucinda Brayford (TV Mini-Series)
Tony Duff
 1980 Young Ramsay (TV Series)
Crossland
- Do or Die (1980) ... Crossland
 1979 Just Out of Reach
Mike
 1979 The Journalist
Rex
 1979 My Brilliant Career
Harry Beecham
 1977 Sleeping Dogs
Smith
 1976 The Sullivans (TV Series)
Ben Dawson (1980)
 1975 Ashes (Short)
Priest
 1975 Landfall
Eric
 1973 Hunt's Duffer (TV Movie)
Bradley
 1972 The Water Cycle (Short)
 1971 The City of No (TV Movie)
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Show Show Editor (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
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Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for MCI (1998) 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"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. See more »

Trivia:

One son, Tim Neill (b.1983), with Lisa Harrow, a daughter Elena Neill with Noriko Watanabe, and a step-daughter Maiko. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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