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2nd May 2014

Actor Sam Neill changed his first name when he was just 10 years old because he believed his given name, Nigel, made him a target for bullies. The Jurassic Park star, who brands the moniker...

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Jurassic Park Velociraptor Cage Lists On Ebay, Bidding War Begins

By Lauren James | 28th January 2014

Someone has listed the authentic velociraptor cage from the Jurassic Park movie on eBay, complete with rust and "full size velociraptor prop"! eBay sellers 'Theme Park Connection' have the rare item up for sale, with...

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Jurassic Park Star Sam Neill Is A Grandfather

20th June 2013

Jurassic Park star Sam Neill has become a grandfather.The 65 year old's daughter Elena recently gave birth to a little boy, and the actor admits his make-up artist wife Noriko Watanabe is delighted with the...

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Can Brad Pitt And Angie Crack Winemaking? Other Grape Based Success Stories

By Michael West | 15th February 2013

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced they are moving into the wine business and will release their first effort - a Vintage Rose - later this year. The grape industry is a fashionable movie...

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James Cameron: Spielberg Beat Me To Jurassic Park By Few Hours

12th September 2012

James Cameron says Steve Spielberg beat him to securing the film rights for 'Jurassic Park' by ''a few hours''. The 'Titanic' director was desperate to purchase the rights to Michael Crichton's novel, but after watching...

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Anna Paquin And Stephen Moyer Expecting First Child Together

18th April 2012

Anna Paquin and her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer are expecting their first child, Los Angeles Times reports today (April 18, 2012). On-screen, they may have an on-of relationship, but off-screen, Anna and Stephen are...

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Jorge Garcia Prefers New Character's Wardrobe

17th March 2012

Jorge Garcia prefers wearing ''more clothes'' in 'Alcatraz' than he was able to in 'Lost'. The 38-year-old actor is currently portraying comic book store owner and writer Dr. Diego Soto in the Fox prison drama,...

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Jorge Garcia: J.j. Made Me Confidence Of Alcatraz Success

12th March 2012

Jorge Garcia was confident 'Alcatraz' would be successful because of J.J. Abrams.The 38-year-old actor - who worked alongside the 'Lost' co-creator during his time playing Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes on the show - knew he was...

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'The Vow' Premiere Sees Mutual Love For Mcadams, Tatum

8th February 2012

Rachel Mcadams latest tear-jerking romantic drama The Vow was premiered last night (February 7, 2012) at a Los Angeles movie theatre. The Notebook actress was sporting her new blonde hairstyle for the occasion and wearing...

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Sarah Jones Impresses As 'Alcatraz' Debuts To Positive Reviews

17th January 2012

'Alcatraz', the new show starring former 'Jurassic Park' actor Sam Neill arrived on television last night, January 16th 2012, and by and large impressed the critics on its pilot airing - two hour-long episodes -...

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Channing Tatum Working On Peter Pan Origin Story

2nd March 2011

Channing Tatum is working on 'Peter Pan Begins'.The 'Eagle' actor has teamed up with screenwriter Billy Ray and 'Alice in Wonderland' producer Joe Roth for the project, with the trio pitching the idea to studios...

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Channing Tatum For 21 Jump Street Role?

10th November 2010

Channing Tatum is in talks to star in '21 Jump Street'.The 'Dear John' actor is top of the list for 'Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs' directors' Phil Lord and Chris Miller to take on...

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Neill Calls For 'Calm' In Hobbit Dispute

6th October 2010

New Zealand-born actor SAM NEILL is urging Hollywood bosses to reach an agreement with actors' unions in the ongoing dispute over THE HOBBIT movie - insisting the "anger and hysteria" must stop.Filming on the long-gestating...

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Second Series Of The Tudors Confirmed

17th October 2007

The BBC has confirmed the acquisition of the second series of historical drama The Tudors.Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the young Henry VIII, the series has been a ratings hit for BBC2, averaging 3.2 million...

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Neill Takes On New Role As Winemaker

31st January 2007

JURASSIC PARK star SAM NEILL is serving up a treat to Hong Kong fans - his new boutique red wines. The 59-year-old actor oversees three vineyards in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's south...

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Rhys Meyers Wears Flynn's Hand-me-downs For New Series

10th August 2006

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III star JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS will wear screen legend ERROL FLYNN's cast-off clothes when he plays a young KING HENRY VIII in a new TV mini-series. The Irish actor will portray the six-times...

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Neill Vineyard Produces 'Finest' Wine

28th July 2006

Hollywood star SAM NEILL is so proud of his New Zealand vineyard he boasts it produces the "finest pinot noir in the world". The JURASSIC PARK actor splits his time between shooting movies and producing...

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Neill Occupies His Time With Gambling

27th July 2006

Actor SAM NEILL bets on sporting events to stave off boredom when he's not on location filming movies. The JURASSIC PARK star admits he struggles to keep himself entertained at home, and is thankful for...

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The Things They Say 2537

26th July 2006

"I have one ram called BRYAN BROWN, after my friend the Australian actor. They have similar interests." Veteran actor SAM NEILL explains how he came to name his ram.

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Neill Admires Women For Kissing Men

26th July 2006

Veteran actor SAM NEILL has compared kissing his co-star HUGO WEAVING in new movie LITTLE FISH to being caught in a clinch with an "Alsatian's a**e". The 58-year-old JURASSIC PARK star admits the man-on-man love scene...

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The Oc, Neill And Otto Win Logies

3rd May 2005

THE OC, actor SAM NEILL and LORD OF THE RINGS star MIRANDA OTTO were among the winners at Sunday's (01MAY05) annual LOGIE AWARDS, Australia's equivalent to the EMMYS. JURASSIC PARK star Neill was given...

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Somersault Enters The Record Books With 15 Afi Nominations

5th October 2004

Coming-of-age drama SOMERSAULT has entered the record books with an amazing 15 nominations at this year's (04) AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS (AFIs). Writer and director CAT SHORTLAND's debut movie about the 16-year-old girl is...

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Neill Hints At Jurassic Park 4

24th June 2004

JURASSIC PARK star SAM NEILL could star in a fourth installment of the successful franchise - if he sees the right script. The Australian actor, 56, played paleontologist DR. ALAN GRANT in the first...

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Keira Knightley Wanted For Jurassic Sequel

23rd July 2003

Young British star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is poised to sign for a role that will see her soar into the Hollywood 'superleague'. The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL actress is...

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Keira Knightley: I Liked Sex Scenes With Sam Neill

22nd July 2003

Sexy actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY enjoys stripping off with co-stars in front of the camera - because it's a great way to get to know them. The gorgeous PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star says she...

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