Born: Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
Nigel John Dermot Neill (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, 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, and will reprise again in the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, Peaky Blinders and The Tudors. In 2016, he starred in Hunt for the Wilderpeople alongside Julian Dennison, to great acclaim. He holds New Zealand and British nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.
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