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Sam Neill

Actor, Director

 Sam Neill

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Sam Neill

One of New Zealand's best known film actors, Sam Neill possesses a blend of everyman ordinariness, charm and good looks that have made him an international leading man. His resume of more than 60 features includes leading roles in landmark New Zealand movies, from a man alone on the run in breakout feature Sleeping Dogs to an axe-weilding settler in The Piano.

I'd like to think I'm able to suggest ambiguities and complexities in the people I play, because I I think all of us have hidden aspects or contradictory qualities.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Short Poppies

Short Poppies

Actor

2014

 Harry

Harry

Actor

2013

 Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

Actor

2013 - 2014

 Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Actor

2012

 Ice

Ice

Actor

2011

 The Hunter

The Hunter

Actor

2011

 Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole

Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole

Actor

2010

 The Man in the Hat

The Man in the Hat

Reader of correspondence

2009

 Under The Mountain

Under The Mountain

Actor

2009

 Dean Spanley

Dean Spanley

Actor

2008

 Angel (feature film)

Angel (feature film)

Actor

2007

 Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience

Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience

Narrator

2005

 Little Fish

Little Fish

Actor

2005

 Colin McCahon: I Am

Colin McCahon: I Am

Reader of McCahon's letters

2004

 The Making of Sleeping Dogs

The Making of Sleeping Dogs

Subject

2004

 bro'Town

bro'Town

Actor

2004 - 2009

 Dirty Deeds

Dirty Deeds

Actor

2003

 Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

Actor

2003

 Jurassic Park 3

Jurassic Park 3

Actor

2001

 Numero Bruno

Numero Bruno

Subject

2000

 The Dish

The Dish

Actor

2000

 Merlin

Merlin

Actor

1998

 Event Horizon

Event Horizon

Actor

1997

 The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer

Actor

1997

 Cinema of Unease

Cinema of Unease

Narrator
Writer
Director

1995

 Forgotten Silver

Forgotten Silver

Subject

1995

 In the Mouth of Madness

In the Mouth of Madness

Actor

1994

 Sirens

Sirens

Actor

1994

 Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Actor

1993

 Split Enz - Spellbound

Split Enz - Spellbound

Narrator

1993

 The Piano

The Piano

Actor

1993

 The Rainbow Warrior

The Rainbow Warrior

Actor

1992

 The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Actor

1992

 Cowboys of Culture

Cowboys of Culture

Subject

1990

 Death in Brunswick

Death in Brunswick

Actor

1990

 The Hunt for the Red October

The Hunt for the Red October

Actor

1990

 Dead Calm

Dead Calm

Actor

1989

 The Simpsons

The Simpsons

Actor

1994

 Evil Angels

Evil Angels

Actor

1988

 Kane and Abel

Kane and Abel

Actor

1985

 Plenty

Plenty

Actor

1985

 Robbery Under Arms

Robbery Under Arms

Actor

1985

 The Country Girls

The Country Girls

Actor

1984

 Reilly: Ace Of Spies

Reilly: Ace Of Spies

Actor

1983

 Possession

Possession

Actor

1981

 The Final Conflict

The Final Conflict

Actor

1981

 Just Out of Reach

Just Out of Reach

Actor

1979

 My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Actor

1979

 Red Mole on the Road

Red Mole on the Road

Writer
Director

1979

 New Country - New People

New Country - New People

Director

1978

 Surf Sail

Surf Sail

Narrator
Director

1978

 Architect Athfield

Architect Athfield

Director

1977

 Flare - A Ski Trip

Flare - A Ski Trip

Director

1977

 Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Actor

1977

 The Sullivans

The Sullivans

Actor

1980

 Ashes

Ashes

Actor

1975

 Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

Actor

1975

 Phone

Phone

Editor
Writer
Director

1974

 The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle

Actor

1972

 The City of No

The City of No

Actor

1971


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

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Awards

2012 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for The Hunter

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Film: for Under The Mountain

2009 Qantas Film & Television Awards
Nominated for Best Actor - Film: for Dean Spanley

2005 Logie Awards (Australia)
Silver Logie for Oustanding Actor in a Drama Series: for Jessica

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for Perfect Strangers

2004 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role - Television Drama or Comedy: for Jessica
Nominated for Best Director - Television: for The Brush-Off
Nominated for Best Telefeature or Mini-Series: The Brush-Off

2000 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Film: for My Mother Frank

1999 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV: for Merlin

1998 Emmy Awards (United States)
Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: for Merlin

1993 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Film: for The Piano

1992 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV: for One Against the Wind

1991 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Leading Actor - Film: for Death in Brunswick

1989 Australian Film Institute Awards
Best Actor in a Lead Role: for Evil Angels

1985 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV: for Reilly: Ace of Spies