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Sam Neill

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“I've worked all my life to shed myself of any character.”

 

Biography

One of the most famous film personalities to hail from the South Pacific, New Zealand-bred actor Sam Neill possesses the kind of reassuring handsomeness and soft-spoken strength that have made him an ideal leading man. Born Nigel Neill to a military family in Omagh, Northern Ireland, Neill relocated to New Zealand in 1953 at the age of six. There he picked up the nickname that would become his stage name, and attended both the University of Canterbury and the University of Victoria before beginning his acting career. Neill labored as a director/editor/screenwriter for the New Zealand National Film Unit for several years; he made his first movie in 1975 and scored his first significant film success four years later as the romantic lead opposite Judy Davis in director Gillian Armstrong’s My Brilliant Career. Shortly thereafter, Neill was brought to England under the sponsorship of star James Mason (who undoubtedly recognized the marked similarity between his acting style and Neill’s… read more

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Lorna Singh

10Apr13

Just watched 'Sirens' again on Netflix. Recommended.

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Dafnias

20Dec12

Young Sam Neil definitely looks like a young Paul Thomas Anderson.

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squid

15May11

omen 3 and Merlin ?

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Slowart

27Jan11

omen 3 please