Sam Neill

Neill in 2017 Sir Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand actor. Neill's 53-year career has included leading roles in both dramas and blockbusters. Considered an "international leading man", he has been regarded as one of the most versatile actors of his generation.

Born in Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Neill moved to Christchurch with his family in 1954. He first achieved recognition with his appearance in the 1977 film ''Sleeping Dogs'', which he followed with leading roles in ''My Brilliant Career'' (1979), ''Omen III: The Final Conflict'', ''Possession'' (both 1981), ''Evil Angels - also known as A Cry in the Dark'' (1988), ''Dead Calm'' (1989), ''The Hunt For Red October'' (1990), ''The Piano'' (1993) and ''In the Mouth of Madness'' (1994). He came to international prominence as Dr. Alan Grant in ''Jurassic Park'' (1993), a role that he reprises in ''Jurassic Park III'' (2001) and ''Jurassic World Dominion'' (2022).

Outside of film, Neill has appeared in numerous television series, including ''Reilly, Ace of Spies'' (1983), ''The Simpsons'' (1994), ''Merlin'' (1998), ''The Tudors'' (2007), ''Crusoe'' (2008–2010), ''Happy Town'' (2010), ''Alcatraz'' (2012), ''Peaky Blinders'' (2013–2014), and ''Rick and Morty'' (2019). He has presented and narrated several documentaries. In 2021, he had a one-episode role on the Apple TV+ sci-fi series ''Invasion''.

Neill is the recipient of the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Longford Lyell Award, the New Zealand Film Award and the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor. He also has three Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor at the 2023 Logies. Provided by Wikipedia
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