Veteran New Zealand actor Sam Neill has appeared in around eighty movies and numerous tv shows in a career spanning over four decades, and is perhaps best known for essaying the role of Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg`s iconic sci-fi adventure film Jurassic Park (1993). After starting out as a writer-director with the 1974 movie Telephone Etiquette, Neill first rose to international attention courtesy of his starring roles in the horror films Possession (1981) and Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981). Subsequently, he appeared in acclaimed movies like A Cry in the Dark (1988), Dead Calm (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and The Piano (1993) before landing the most celebrated role of his career in Jurassic Park (1993).
Parallel to his film career, Neill has also got an impressive body of work on television, having been nominated for 3 Golden Globes and 2 Primetime Emmys for his work in shows like Merlin and One Against the Wind. Other significant acting credits include The Jungle Book (1994), Bicentennial Man (1999), The Hunter (2011), Hunt for Wilderpeople (2016) and the 2018 action thriller The Commuter. He is associated with the 2018 English animation-adventure-comedy Peter Rabbit directed by Will Gluck. His 2019 release includes Ride Like A Girl.