Sam Neill

New Zealand actor

Nigel James Dermot "Sam" Neill (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand actor.[1] He has been in lots of movies. Neill has been in Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Event Horizon, Sirens and lots of other very famous movies. In recent years, he appeared in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Peter Rabbit (2018).

Sam Neill

Sam Neill in 2010
Nigel John Dermot Neill

(1947-09-14) September 14, 1947 (age 76)
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
EducationChrist's College, Christchurch
Alma materUniversiti Canterbury
Universiti Victoria Wellington
Years active1971–present
Lisa Harrow
(m. 1980; div. 1989)

Noriko Watanabe
(m. 1989; separated 2017)
Neill in September 2009

Neill was born on 14 September 1947 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland to a New Zealander father and English mother. He moved to New Zealand in 1954. He studied at Christ's College, Canterbury and at University of Canterbury. Neill was married to Lisa Harrow until they divorced in 1989. Then he was married to Noriko Watanabe. He has two children. Neill has New Zealand and Irish citizenships.

In March 2023, Neill revealed that he had been having chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with stage 3 T cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.[2]

References change

  1. "New Zealand Actor Sam Neill Peddles Wine". The Washington Post. 30 January 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  2. Clark, Lucy (2023-03-17). "Sam Neill: Jurassic Park actor reveals he is being treated for stage-three blood cancer". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-03-17.

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