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Sam Neill

Actor, Director

One of New Zealand's best known screen actors, Sam Neill possesses a blend of everyman ordinariness, charm and good looks that have made him an international leading man. His resume of television and 70+ feature films includes leading roles in landmark New Zealand movies, from a man alone on the run in breakout feature Sleeping Dogs to the repressed settler in The Piano.

I'd like to think I'm able to suggest ambiguities and complexities in the people I play, because I think all of us have hidden aspects or contradictory qualities. Sam Neill, in a July 2007 Dominion Post interview

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Interview

Sam Neill: On his early directing career and moving into acting...

Interview, 2009

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, As: Uncle Hec - Film

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All Talk with Anika Moa

2016 - 2017, Guest - Television

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Anzac: Tides of Blood

2015, Presenter, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Harry

2013, As: Jim 'Stocks' Stockton - Television

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Rooster Rooster Dragon Rat - Oscar's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

2013, Subject - Television

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Harry - This is Personal (First Episode)

2013, As: Detective Senior Sergeant Jim Stockton - Television

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Not Given Lightly

2012, Subject - Music video

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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The Man in the Hat

2009, Reader of correspondence - Film

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Under the Mountain

2009, As: Mister Jones - Film

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Dean Spanley

2008, As: Dean Spanley - Film

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Lovely Rita

2007, Subject - Television

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Distinctly Grahame Sydney

2006, Subject - Television

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Gallipoli

2005, Narrator - Television

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New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

2005, Subject - Television

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bro'Town

2004 - 2009, As: Sam Neill - Television

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Colin McCahon: I Am

2004, Reader of McCahon's letters - Television

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Perfect Strangers

2003, As: The Man - Film

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Pavlova Paradise Revisited - Episode Three

2002, Subject - Television

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Numero Bruno

2000, Subject - Television

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Cinema of Unease

1995, Co-Director, Writer, Presenter - Film

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Forgotten Silver

1995, Subject - Television

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One Network News - 1995 Cannes Film Festival

1995, Subject - Television

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Split Enz - Spellbound

1993, Narrator - Television

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The Piano

1993, As: Alisdair Stewart - Film

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Cowboys of Culture

1990, Subject - Television

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Red Mole on the Road

1979, Director, Writer - Short Film

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New Country - New People

1978, Director - Short Film

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Surf Sail

1978, Narrator, Director - Short Film

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Architect Athfield

1977, Director - Film

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Flare - A Ski Trip

1977, Director - Short Film

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Sleeping Dogs

1977, As: Smith - Film

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Ashes

1975, As: Priest - Television

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Four Shorts on Architecture

1975, Director, Writer, Editor, Voices - Short Film

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Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

1975, As: Eric - Television

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Phone

1974, Editor, Writer, Director - Short Film

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Hunt's Duffer

1973, As: Bradley - Television

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The Sealhunters

1973, Editor - Short Film

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The Water Cycle

1972, As: Hydro enthusiast - Short Film

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The City of No

1971, As: the neighbour - Television