Sam Neill

1947 - Today

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Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand and Northern Irish/British actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, Neill moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, with his family in 1954. He first achieved recognition with his appearance in the 1977 film Sleeping Dogs, which he followed with leading roles in My Brilliant Career (1979), Omen III: The Final Conflict, Possession (both 1981), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Dead Calm (1989), The Hunt For Red October (1990), and The Piano (1993). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Neill has received more than 10,827,079 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Sam Neill is the 323rd most popular actor (up from 358th in 2019), the 466th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 543rd in 2019) and the 49th most popular British Actor.

Sam neill is most famous for his roles in Jurassic Park and The Hunt for Red October.

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Among actors, Sam Neill ranks 323 out of 10,030Before him are Laura Antonelli, Donald Pleasence, William Shatner, Mickey Rooney, F. Murray Abraham, and Alan Arkin. After him are Frances Farmer, Heath Ledger, Ali MacGraw, Robert Mitchum, Emma Thompson, and Matt Damon.

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Among people born in 1947, Sam Neill ranks 31Before him are Paco de Lucía, Salman Rushdie, Glenn Close, Gigliola Cinquetti, Herman Van Rompuy, and France Gall. After him are Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Rob Rensenbrink, Gloria Gaynor, James Woods, and Jonathan Pryce.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sam Neill ranks 466 out of 6,924Before him are Graham Hill (1929), John Smith (1580), Morrissey (1959), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), and Christian de Duve (1917). After him are William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Richard Arkwright (1732), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Gregory Bateson (1904), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), and Stanley Matthews (1915).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Sam Neill ranks 49Before him are Albert Finney (1936), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Colin Firth (1960), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Deborah Kerr (1921), and Donald Pleasence (1919). After him are Emma Thompson (1959), Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Daniel Craig (1968), Kate Winslet (1975), and Bob Hoskins (1942).

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