Sam Neill is a New Zealand actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard owner. He was married to Noriko Watanabe and is the father of two kids.
Quick Facts of Sam Neill
|Age:||75 years 0 months|
|Birth Date:||September 14, 1947|
|Full Name:||Sam Neill|
|Birth Place:||Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Nationality:||British- New Zealand|
|Father's Name:||Dermot Neill|
|Mother's Name:||Priscilla Neill|
|Education:||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Taurus, Capricorn|
|Last Update:||September, 2022|
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"Perhaps we should look at somewhere else where they recently used the time-old bribe of tax cuts, and see how it worked. In 2000, George W. Bush, under the reasonable sounding 'compassionate conservatism', offered huge tax cuts. And he delivered. Take a look at America now. The rich are certainly richer, but the economy is in the tank, a healthy surplus has been converted into a massive deficit, and the U.S. is a place that cannot even afford the basics. Like maintaining levees in low-lying Louisiana. Might I suggest that tax cuts led indirectly to the flooding of New Orleans?"
A most important role for me, I must say, because that's the film that took me out of New Zealand, the film that allowed me to live and work in Australia, which I love. Yeah, that was probably more transformative than anything else I've done, in a way. Without that film, I never would've-prior to that, I'd done Sleeping Dogs (1977), and I thought, "That was a one-off, I'll never do another film." And if you look at Sleeping Dogs, you think, "Well, I wouldn't use that bugger again." But I did get cast in Brilliant Career, I kind of understood a little bit more about what was necessary, and it was a great opportunity for me. That film changed me into an actor rather than just a part-time thespian.
Relationship Facts of Sam Neill
What is the relationship of Sam Neill?
Sam Neill is a married man. He married Lisa Harrow in 1978, but the marriage didn’t go well so they decided to divorced in 1989.
He has a child name, Tim Neill. Then, he married Noriko Watanabe on September 2, 1989. The couple has a child namely, Elena Neill.
Who is Sam Neill?
Sam Neill is a New Zealand actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard owner. Similarly, he first achieved recognition with his appearance in the 1977 film Sleeping Dogs.
He also appeared in leading roles in My Brilliant Career(1979), Omen III, Possession (both 1981), as well as in A Cry in the Dark (1988), Dead Calm (1989), and The Piano (1993).
Sam Neill: Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity
Sam was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom on September 14, 1947, to parents Dermot Neill and Priscilla Neill.
He has a sibling namely, Michael Neill. He belongs to the British- New Zealand nationality and English ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.
Talking about his education, firstly, he attended the Anglican boys’ boarding school Christ’s College, Christchurch. Then, he attended English literature at the University of Canterbury.
Likewise, he attended Victoria University of Wellington.
Sam Neill: Early Professional Career
In talking about Sam Neill’s profession, after working at the New Zealand National Film Unit as a director, he was cast for the lead role in the 1977 New Zealand film Sleeping Dogs. Likewise, he also appeared in the Australian romance My Brilliant Career (1979), opposite Judy Davis.
During the 1970s, his mentor was James Mason. In that year, he also played an outstanding main role in Andrzej Żuławski’s cult film, Possession. Besides that, his many Australian roles are playing Michael Chamberlain in Evil Angels (1988) (released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand), a film about the case of Azaria Chamberlain.
Similarly, he has also played heroes and occasionally villains in a succession of film and television dramas and comedies. His leading and co-starring roles in films include the thriller Dead Calm (1989), the two-part historical epic La Révolution française (1989) (as Marquis de Lafayette), Jurassic Park (1993), Sirens (1994), as well as in The Jungle Book (1994), John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (1995), Event Horizon (1997), Bicentennial Man (1999), and the comedy The Dish (2000).
Similarly, he also portrayed the eponymous wizard in Merlin (1998), a miniseries based on the legends of King Arthur. Whereas, he also reprised his role in the sequel, Merlin’s Apprentice (2006). Moreover, he also starred in the historical drama The Tudors, playing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
Eventually, he also acted in the short-lived Fox TV series Alcatraz (2012) as Emerson Hauser. Likewise, he also played the role of Otto Luger in the fantasy adventure movie The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2014).
Similarly, he had a role in the BBC series Peaky Blinders, set in post-World War I Birmingham.
Achievements and Awards
In talking about his lifetime achievements and awards, he won the AFI Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role for Evil Angels (1988). Likewise, he won Lost Weekend Award for Best Supporting Actor for Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).
Similarly, he won the FCCA Award for Best Actor – Supporting Role for The Daughter (2015). Moreover, he won the Jury Award for Best Actor for The Zookeeper (2001).
He won the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for Jessica (2004). He won Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).
Sam Neill: Salary, Net Worth
There is no information about his salary. His net worth is around $20 million as of 2022.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
On talking about his body measurements, Sam Neill has a height of 6 ft. Additionally, his weight is unknown. Sam’s hair color is grey and his eye color is blue.
He has over 256K followers on Twitter. Likewise, he has over 30.6K followers on Instagram. He is not active on Facebook.