Happy Birthday: Sam Neill

Festival Reviews

samneill.jpgSam Neill

Born: September 14, 1947 in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK

Married to:
Noriko Watanabe (2 September 1989 – present) (1 child)

(2012, on My Brilliant Career) A most important role for me, I must say, because that’s the film that took me out of New Zealand, the film that allowed me to live and work in Australia, which I love. Yeah, that was probably more transformative than anything else I’ve done, in a way. Without that film, I never would’ve-prior to that, I’d done Sleeping Dogs, and I thought, “That was a one-off, I’ll never do another film.” And if you look at Sleeping Dogs, you think, “Well, I wouldn’t use that bugger again.” But I did get cast in Brilliant Career, I kind of understood a little bit more about what was necessary, and it was a great opportunity for me. That film changed me into…

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