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Born: September 14, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...
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Born in Ireland where father was stationed during military service
1954:
Returned with family to their native New Zealand at age eight
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Member of New Zealand's Amamus Repertory Theatre for two years
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Joined New Zealand National Film Unit as a director and actor
1977:
Made feature film debut playing the lead in Roger Donaldson's "Sleeping Dogs" (first New Zealand production ever released in U.S.)
1978:
Breakthrough film role as the suitor to writer Sybylla Melvin in "My Brilliant Career"; first collaboration with Judy Davis
1981:
First U.S. film, "Omen III: The Final Conflict," the third film in "The Omen" trilogy
1983:
Played the title role of Sidney Reilly on the PBS drama series "Reilly, Ace of Spies"; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1985:
Acted opposite Meryl Streep in Fred Schepisi's "Plenty"
1987:
Portrayed Colonel Andrei Denisov in ABC's acclaimed miniseries "Amerika"
1988:
Re-teamed with Schepisi and Streep for "A Cry in the Dark"
1989:
Starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Phillip Noyce's "Dead Calm"
1990:
Credited as John Dermot for his cameo in "Shadow of China"
1990:
Played Captain Second Rank Vasily Borodin in "The Hunt for Red October"
1991:
Acted in Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World"
1991:
Played opposite Judy Davis in CBS's "One Against the Wind"
1991:
Starred in the Australian film "Death in Brunswick"
1992:
First association with director John Carpenter, "Memoirs of an Invisible Man"
1993:
Starred opposite Anjelica Huston in the ABC miniseries "Family Pictures"
1993:
Starred as the New Zealand farmer who enters an arranged marriage with a Scottish woman in Jane Campion's "The Piano"
1993:
Played a paleontologist who encounters dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Jurassic Park"
1995:
Re-teamed with Carpenter for "In the Mouth of Madness"
1995:
Portrayed charismatic King Charles II in "Restoration"
1995:
Returned to documentary filmmaking with "Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey By Sam Neill," an autobiographical account of the New Zealand cinema; co-directed and co-scripted with Julie Rymer
1996:
Re-teamed with Judy Davis for the black comedy "Children of the Revolution"
1997:
Played the lead in "The Revengers' Comedies," co-starring Helena Bonham Carter and Kristin Scott Thomas (aired in the U.S. as "Sweet Revenge")
1998:
Played Kristin Scott Thomas' husband in Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer"
1998:
Portrayed the legendary wizard in the acclaimed NBC miniseries "Merlin"; received an Emmy nomination
1999:
Appeared in a supporting role in the biopic "Molokai: The Story of Father Damien"
1999:
Cast as a wealthy man who buys a robot for his family in "Bicentennial Man"
2000:
Portrayed U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in the CBS miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal"
2000:
Starred in the Australian film "The Dish"
2000:
Appeared in the Scandinavian drama "The Zoo Keeper"
2001:
Played a lead role in the based-on-fact NBC movie "Submerged"
2001:
Co-starred in sequel "Jurassic Park III" alongside Tea Leoni and William H. Macy
2002:
Cast opposite Keira Knightley in the miniseries "Doctor Zhivago" (PBS)
2004:
Played the father of Kirsten Dunst's character in the romantic comedy "Wimbledon"
2005:
Starred as Joan Allen's husband in "Yes"
2005:
Co-starred with Cate Blanchett in the Australian film "Little Fish"
2008:
Played the title role in the British comedy-drama film "Dean Spanley" alongside Jeremy Northam and Peter O'Toole
2008:
Cast as Jeremiah Blackthorn on the NBC adventure series "Crusoe"
2009:
Re-teamed with Peter O'Toole in the Canadian miniseries "Iron Road"
2010:
Cast as Charles Bromley, a vampire in charge of a powerful corporation, in the sci-fi film "Daybreakers"
2010:
Acted on the ABC mystery drama series "Happy Town"
2012:
Featured on J. J. Abrams produced "Alcatraz" (Fox)
2012:
Featured opposite Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in romantic drama "The Vow"

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