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Sam Neill Filmed Secret Role For Thor: Ragnarok

The 69-year-old actor, famous for playing Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, revealed he filmed a secret role for the third instalment in the superhero trilogy, starring Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god,...

Sam Neill Found Working With Dogs 'Stressful' On New Movie

The Jurassic Park actor stars alongside newcomer Julian Dennison in the adventure comedy as a grumpy old foster parent whose charge Ricky runs off into the New Zealand bush. He tracks him down...

Sam Neill Causes Controversy As He Criticises 'Pointless' Sydney

The 68-year-old Jurassic Park actor was born in Northern Ireland but moved to New Zealand when he was a child. He then relocated to Sydney in the 1970s, and claims his former hometown has lost...

Liam Neeson Gave Sam Neill Accent Coaching

The Jurassic Park star was born in Northern Ireland, but moved back to his family's native New Zealand as a child. He was asked to adopt a Northern Irish accent for his...

'Jurassic World' Sequel Inspired By 'Jurassic Park' Quotations, Director Colin Trevorrow Reveals

Colin Trevorrow, the director and co-writer of the summer blockbuster Jurassic World, shared the inspiration for the film’s sequel in a recent podcast. 39-year-old Trevorrow is currently co-writing (along with Derek Connolly) and producing the...

Sam Neill Visits Grandfather's War Grave For Documentary

The Jurassic Park star's relative, Lieutenant Colonel Bob Ingham, fought with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in the First World War and died in Belgium in the summer of 1917....

Jurassic Park Velociraptor Cage Lists On Ebay, Bidding War Begins

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...

Jurassic Park Star Sam Neill Is A Grandfather

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Anna Paquin And Stephen Moyer Expecting First Child Together

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...

Jorge Garcia Prefers New Character's Wardrobe

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

Sarah Jones Impresses As 'Alcatraz' Debuts To Positive Reviews

'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 -...

Channing Tatum Working On Peter Pan Origin Story

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...

Channing Tatum For 21 Jump Street Role?

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...

Neill Calls For 'Calm' In Hobbit Dispute

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...

Second Series Of The Tudors Confirmed

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

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...

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

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...

Neill Vineyard Produces 'Finest' Wine

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...

Neill Occupies His Time With Gambling

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...

Neill Admires Women For Kissing Men

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...

The Oc, Neill And Otto Win Logies

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...

Somersault Enters The Record Books With 15 Afi Nominations

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...

Neill Hints At Jurassic Park 4

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...

Keira Knightley Wanted For Jurassic Sequel

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...

Keira Knightley: I Liked Sex Scenes With Sam Neill

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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