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Interview: Sam Neill

In the Maori TV documentary Anzac: Tides of Blood, Sam Neill explores a century of Anzac myth and his family’s soldiering history. Link to the […]

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The Prop Fronts Up

Frank and Fearless Talking movies, Anzac and the farm, with the excellent Charlie Pickering, our new DUCK. Watch it here >>>

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Why Anzac with Sam Neill: the actor remembers his fallen family

Except: One morning in late June, 1917, near the town of Messines, Lieutenant Colonel Bob Ingham set out on what was to be a routine […]

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THE TIMES looks at "Celebrity Wines"

Here is an excerpt: One celebrity wine to avoid: Cliff Richard’s 2013 Vida Nova Rosé, Aragones-Syrah, Quinta do Moinho, Algarve, Portugal Waitrose £8.99. Dark rose […]

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Playing Favourites with Sam Neill

The Prop talks about growing up, being a Nigel, family, the upcoming documentary Anzac-Tides of Blood (or Why Anzac -- with Sam Neill in Australia), […]

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Grape Expectations

D&D London, a high-quality European restaurant group, interviewed the Prop -- "As part of our brilliant Love Wine & Film festival, Plateau is hosting a […]

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A Little Distraction

If I could have your attention for just one minute please… if you would… all right, half a minute would be fine then, if that’s […]

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Top 20 Central Otago Pinot Noirs

Every spring, the wineries that belong to Central Otago Pinot Noir Limited (COPNL) host writers to attend a tasting of their newest reds; it’s a […]

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Sam Neill: 'We can all identify with working-class crims'

What attracted Sam Neill, an actor frequently in Hollywood blockbusters, to a period drama set in Birmingham? The Peaky Blinders star talks to Craig McLean. […]

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Sam Neill: British food is mostly terrible but when it's good, it's fantastic

The actor has been coming to St John for nearly 20 years. But while he's obsessed with the place his greatest passion is reserved for […]

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Ten Questions for Sam Neill, Actor

Here's a link to the article online. --- 10 QUESTIONS: SAM NEILL, ACTOR So you're a cop in Peaky Blinders and a former cop in […]

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One More Paddock

Two Paddocks vigernon Sam Neill has added another pinot noir vineyard to his collection of Central Otago properties, and this one could be the pièce […]

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Central Otago has certainly come of age

Rosemary George MW enjoys the words and wine of Nigel Greening and Sam Neill at the CWW tasting on 28th May at the Naval Club, […]

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Wine Club: More than a cameo role

[Read this article online] SAM Neill takes all his roles seriously and this is no exception. “There are advantages to being both an actor and […]

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Sam Neill and Bryan Brown reunite for television

OLD school. It's not a bad & description of Sam Neill and Bryan Brown, bona fide antipodean acting legends. The two men, born 12 weeks […]

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Sam Neill leads strong line up New Zealand trophy winners at IWC 2014

Sam Neill, the winemaking film actor, leads the strong line-up of eight Trophy winners from New Zealand announced today by the International Wine Challenge. [Please […]

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Sam Neill wins gold at International Wine Challenge 2014

Hollywood actor Sam Neill continues to build his reputation as a leading international winemaker by being awarded two Gold Medals for the first time for […]

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Sam Neill’s diary: Back in Blighty, remembering drinking binges of yore

Plus: why Nigel Farage has progressed as far as he can I am back in the UK for work. Great time to turn up — […]

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On Mad Dogs and Englishmen

[Read this article online] Last week, my dog left me. Walked out. Gone and left me for another man. I knew what had happened when […]

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Vineyard Named in Father's Honor

Actor Sam Neill says he renamed the Bannockburn vineyard he bought in January ''The Fusilier'' in honour of his father. [Read this article online] Otago […]

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Rocking Out in Pinot Central

Olly takes... "a high dive into the depths of Otago." His first stop -- "Sam Neill’s beard." [Enjoy this article online] Olly Smith

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Sam Neill Spreads His Pinot Wings

[View the article online] Many, including visitors to last week's Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration, and the man himself, would have been amused to read […]

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Neill's Pinot Empire Expands

[View the article online] Actor Sam Neill says his winery's fourth vineyard acquisition demonstrates ''faith and confidence'' in Central Otago and its pinot noir for […]

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Matinee Idle: Interview with Sam Neill

Simon Morris and Phil O'Brien talk to Sam Neill about his recent TV series. Link to the audio.

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Play It Again, Sam

Sam Neill is as serious and excited about his Two Paddocks winery in New Zealand as he is about his latest acting role. Follow this […]

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A Magnificent Obsession

Movie star Sam Neill has another life far from the Hollywood red carpet – his off -screen passion is his quirky, award-winning Two Paddocks vineyard […]

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Actors are allowed to do things other than act

Being an actor doesn’t mean you’re incapable of anything else. OK, fair enough: most actors are narcissistic, insecure, frivolous and a bit camp. But they […]

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Sam Neill on Wine

db’s Lucy Shaw talks to actor Sam Neill about his vineyard venture – Two Paddocks in Central Otago, New Zealand, his love of ‘heartbreaking’ Pinot Noir, the […]

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Around the world with Sam Neill

Follow this link for the full article in PDF format. The article and photograph are ©copyright Conde Nast Traveller

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When Sam Neill met... Sam Neill

Since no one’s available to interview me, I’ll have to do it myself. [Read this article online] Recently, the Welsh actor Rhys Ifans made headlines […]

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Quiet Please

I have recently had a new grandson. I say this almost as if it were a personal achievement, but grandchildren in truth are thrust upon […]

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Twelve Questions: Sam Neill

Link to the article online>>> --- Irish-born Nigel Neill grew up in New Zealand and became one of our most famous and best-loved actors, Sam […]

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A Moment with Sam Neill

Link to the article online>>> --- Last year was a busy time for Sam Neill's moustache. The admirably bushy lip-warmer, which he sports in the […]

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Sam Neill: Actor (wine producer) My Route du Bonheur… in New Zealand

Link to the article online>>> Our Proprietor proposes his Routes du Bonheur in New Zealand: 8 days of luxury and beauty in the island of […]

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My Life: Sam Neill

by Susan Jung [Excerpt] When I was growing up, there was always wine in the house, but it wasn't until I was 29 that I […]

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Kings of the Wild Frontier

A rockstar and a actor are among the many creative types who are making their mark as vignerons. Follow this link to the article online.>> […]

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