Sam Neill

Actor, Director

14/09/1947 (75 years old) Omagh, Northern Ireland

  • Was given the nickname "Sam" at school due to the large number of students with the same birth name, Nigel.
  • Film debut was 1977's Sleeping Dogs, the first New Zealand film to be released in America.
  • Was considered twice to play James Bond: first after Roger Moore retired, and again when Timothy Dalton stepped down.