Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Highest Rated: 100% Forgotten Silver (1995)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 14, 1947

Birthplace: Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK

Few stars could boast a track record of turning in solid performances ranging from understated intensity to completely unhinged with such consistency as actor Sam Neill. Beginning with his work as a member of the New Zealand National Film Unit, Neill began to make a name for himself in his homeland with small films like "Sleeping Dogs" (1977). After moving to Australia for various film and television work, he received international exposure with the third entry in the popular "Omen" horror series as Damian Thorn in "The Final Conflict" (1981). From there it was on to a nearly uninterrupted run of impressive performances alongside some of film's biggest stars in projects such as the underrated "Dead Calm" (1989), co-starring Nicole Kidman, and the Academy Award-winning "The Piano" (1993), featuring Harvey Keitel and Holly Hunter. Neill then headlined one of the biggest blockbuster films of all time as the levelheaded Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" (1993). Almost effortlessly, he would continue to move from genres ranging from horror (1995's "In the Mouth of Madness"), to comedy (2000's "The Dish"), to historical drama (the 2007 season of Showtime's "The Tudors"), and back again with apparent ease. Over the years, the once supposedly camera shy Neill had steadily become one of the most welcome international presences on screen - be it film or television - of his generation.

Highest rated movies

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sweet Country
The Dish
Thor: Ragnarok
A Cry in the Dark
Jurassic Park Rams
Little Fish

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thor: Love and Thunder Actor Odin (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jurassic World Dominion Alan Grant (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet 80% Daisy Quokka: World's Scariest Animal Frankie Scales (Voice) - 2021
91% 69% Rams Colin (Character) - 2020
63% No Score Yet Blackbird Paul (Character) - 2019
46% 33% Palm Beach Leo (Character) - 2019
68% 72% Ride Like a Girl Paddy Payne (Character) - 2019
63% 56% Peter Rabbit Old Mr. McGregor/Tommy Brock (Character) $115.2M 2018
55% 40% The Commuter Captain Hawthorne (Character) $36.3M 2018
96% 71% Sweet Country Fred Smith (Character) $85.6K 2017
93% 87% Thor: Ragnarok Actor Odin (Character) $315.0M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mummy of Tutankhamun Unknown (Character) - 2017
83% No Score Yet David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Unknown (Character) - 2017
67% 69% Tommy's Honour Alexander Boothby (Character) $562.0K 2016
97% 91% Hunt for the Wilderpeople Hec (Character) $5.2M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet DxM Kreutz (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 16% MindGamers Kreutz (Character) - 2015
77% 62% The Daughter Walter (Character) $26.4K 2015
29% 23% Backtrack Duncan Stewart (Character) - 2015
0% 12% United Passions João Havelange (Character) - 2014
22% 40% A Long Way Down Chris Crichton (Character) $13.1K 2014
20% 56% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Otto Luger (Character) - 2013
50% 55% Escape Plan Dr. Kyrie (Character) $25.1M 2013
31% 63% The Vow Bill Thornton (Character) $125.0M 2012
No Score Yet 41% The Dragon Pearl Chris Chase (Character) - 2011
72% 62% The Hunter Jack Mindy (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telepathy Unknown (Character) - 2011
52% 63% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Allomere (Voice) $55.7M 2010
No Score Yet 45% In Her Skin David Reid (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% Under the Mountain Mr. Jones (Character) - 2009
69% 49% Daybreakers Charles Bromley (Character) $30.0M 2009
88% 81% Dean Spanley Dean Spanley (Character) - 2008
86% 79% Skin Abraham Laing (Character) - 2008
50% 32% Angel Théo (Character) - 2007
20% 32% Irresistible Craig (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 41% Merlin's Apprentice Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallipoli Narrator - 2005
90% 58% Little Fish The Jockey (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 64% Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Unknown (Character) - 2005
52% 74% Yes Anthony (Character) $396.0K 2004
61% 57% Wimbledon Dennis Bradbury (Character) $16.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brush-Off Director - 2004
No Score Yet 40% Stiff Lionel Merricks (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 32% Framed Eddie Meyers (Character) - 2003
29% 29% Perfect Strangers The Man (Character) - 2003
64% 51% Negocios Sucios Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Deeds Ray (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 52% The Zookeeper Ludovic (Character) - 2001
48% 36% Jurassic Park III Dr. Alan Grant (Character) $181.2M 2001
No Score Yet 100% Hyperspace Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submerged Lt. Cmdr. Charles B. "Swede" Momsen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 57% The Magic Pudding Sam Sawnoff (Voice) - 2000
96% 81% The Dish Cliff Buxton (Character) $2.3M 2000
No Score Yet 61% My Mother Frank Professor Mortlock (Character) - 2000
63% 76% Molokai Walter Murray Gibson (Character) - 1999
36% 58% Bicentennial Man Sir Richard Martin (Character) $58.2M 1999
No Score Yet 60% The Revengers' Comedies Henry Bell (Character) - 1998
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Robert MacLean (Character) $75.4M 1998
29% 61% Event Horizon Dr. William Weir (Character) $26.7M 1997
No Score Yet 77% Victory Mr. Jones (Character) - 1997
55% 57% Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lord Friedrich Hoffman (Character) - 1997
79% 71% Children of the Revolution Nine (Character) $830.6K 1996
No Score Yet 18% In Cold Blood Unknown (Character) - 1996
57% 73% In the Mouth of Madness John Trent (Character) $8.9M 1995
71% 59% Restoration King Charles II (Character) $3.5M 1995
100% 82% Forgotten Silver Self - 1995
80% 55% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Colonel Geofferey Brydon (Character) $43.2M 1994
71% 52% Country Life Dr. Max Askey (Character) $87.5K 1994
74% 41% Sirens Norman Lindsay (Character) $5.8M 1994
90% 86% The Piano Alisdair Stewart (Character) $39.3M 1993
92% 91% Jurassic Park Dr. Alan Grant (Character) $401.8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Pictures Unknown (Character) - 1993
26% 32% Memoirs of an Invisible Man David Jenkins (Character) $13.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior Alan Galbraith (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 14% Hostage John Rennie (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Elliott (Character) - 1991
88% 89% Until the End of the World Eugene Fitzpatrick (Character) $662.2K 1991
No Score Yet 86% One Against the Wind Major James Leggatt (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 62% Shadow of China TV reporter (Character) $70.2K 1991
88% 88% The Hunt for Red October Captain Vasily Borodin (Character) $119.1M 1990
67% 62% Death in Brunswick Carl "Cookie" Fitzgerald (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution: The Terrible Years Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Motier, marquis De La Fayette (Character) - 1989
83% 63% Dead Calm John Ingram (Character) $7.0M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Motier (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 100% The French Revolution: The Light Years Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Motier, marquis De La Fayette (Character) - 1989
93% 74% A Cry in the Dark Michael Chamberlain (Character) $5.7M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leap of Faith Oscar Ogg (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 35% The Good Wife Neville Gifford (Character) $470.1K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love Alone James Quick (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% Robbery Under Arms Capt. Starlight (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 38% The Blood of Others Bergman (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 73% Ivanhoe Brian de Bois-Guilbert (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 29% Enigma Dimitri Vasilikov (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 33% Attack Force Z Sergeant D.J. (Danny) Costello (Character) - 1981
30% 33% The Final Conflict Damien Thorn (Character) - 1981
88% 78% Possession Mark (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II Marian (Character) - 1981
85% 67% My Brilliant Career Harry Beecham (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 53% Sleeping Dogs Smith (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
46% 45% Invasion Sheriff John Bell Tyson (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story Narrator 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2016-2017 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific With Sam Neill Executive Producer,
Host
2019
94% 94% Peaky Blinders Inspector Chester Campbell (Character) 2013-2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Bond Roland Rowland (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tutankhamun Lord Carnarvon (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild New Zealand Narrator 2016
80% 91% And Then There Were None General John MacArthur (Character) 2015
33% 28% The Dovekeepers Flavius Josephus (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
60% 40% Alcatraz Emerson Hauser (Character) 2012
100% 82% Rake Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
46% 66% Happy Town Merritt Grieves (Character) 2010
49% No Score Yet Crusoe Jeremiah Blackthorn (Character) 2008-2009
69% 84% The Tudors Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2003 2006
No Score Yet 50% The Triangle Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessica Richard Runche (Character) 2004
85% 75% The Simpsons Molloy (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbery Under Arms Captain Starlight (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reilly: Ace of Spies Sidney Reilly (Character) 1983