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Does Sam Neill Have Any Pets?

Farm Animals with Celebrity Names (Farm)

Sam Neill has a fully operational farm in New Zealand that has a variety of animals all named after celebrities. This includes pigs named Anjelica Huston and Imogen Poots, a rooster named Michael Fassbender, chickens named Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep, cows named Helena Bonham Carter and Laura Dern, a bull named Graham Norton, and a ram named Jeff Goldblum.

Michael Fassbender (Bird)

Breed: Rooster

Sam Neill has a rooster named after Michael Fassbender (and Fassbender had commented that he isn’t a fan of being named after a c*ck). Neill posted to Twitter that his Michael Fassbender has 8 or 9 girlfriends who help the rooster with gardening.

Kate Winslet (Bird)

Breed: Chicken

Sam Neill has a chicken named after Kate Winslet that become a mom in January 2021, which Neill proudly posted on Twitter.

Meryl Streep (Bird)

Breed: Chicken

Sam Neill had a chicken named after Meryl Streep who was tragically killed by a ferret.

Graham Norton (Bull)

Sam Neill has a bull named after Graham Norton.

Helena Bonham Carter (Cow)

Sam Neill has a cow named after Helena Bonham Carter, who is the mother of his bull Graham Norton and cow Laura Dern.

Laura Dern (Cow)

Sam Neill has a cow named after his Jurassic Park costar Laura Dern. She’s seen to the right of her mom Helena Bonham Carter.

Jeff Goldblum (Sheep)

Sam Neill has a ram named after his Jurrasic Park costar Jeff Goldblum.

Anjelica Huston and Imogen Poots (Pig)

Sam Neill has a farm with a couple of pigs named Anjelica Huston and Imogen Poots.

Ralphie (Dog)

Sam Neill has a dog named Ralphie.

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Sam Neill Pets


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Sam Neill is a New Zealand actor best known for appearing in the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park” (1993), where he played the role of Dr. Alan Grant, a paleontologist who is invited to a theme park where genetically engineered dinosaurs roam free. He reprised his role in the sequels “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) and “Jurassic Park III” (2001).

Neill was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and moved to New Zealand with his family when he was a child. He studied English literature and history at the University of Canterbury before pursuing a career in acting. He began his career in theater, working with the New Zealand National Film Unit before making his film debut in the 1977 film “Sleeping Dogs.”

Aside from “Jurassic Park,” Neill has appeared in many other popular films, including “Dead Calm” (1989), “The Piano” (1993), “Event Horizon” (1997), and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016). He has also made notable appearances on television, including the critically acclaimed mini-series “Merlin” (1998), “The Tudors” (2007), and “Peaky Blinders” (2019).

Throughout his career, Neill has worked with several other notable actors, including Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Julianne Moore, and Chris Pratt, among others. He has also worked with esteemed directors such as Steven Spielberg, Jane Campion, and Taika Waititi.

In addition to his work as an actor, Neill is also a winemaker and runs a vineyard in New Zealand’s Central Otago region. He has spoken publicly about his passion for wine and has even hosted a television show about wine called “The Winemakers.”