Did I Ever Tell You This? (Hardback)
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Did I Ever Tell You This? (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 23/03/2023
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One of Hollywood's most respected and versatile actors delivers his playful and engaging life story, tracing a path from his boarding school youth in New Zealand to global stardom in films such as Jurassic Park and The Piano.

In this unexpected memoir, written in a creative burst of just a few months in 2022, Sam Neill tells the story of how he became one of the world's most celebrated actors, who has worked with everyone from Meryl Streep to Isabel Adjani, from Jeff Goldblum to Sean Connery, from Steven Spielberg to Jane Campion.

By his own account, his career has been a series of unpredictable turns of fortune. Born in 1947 in Northern Ireland, he emigrated to New Zealand at the age of seven. His family settled in Dunedin on the South Island, but young Sam was sent away to boarding school in Christchurch, where he was hopeless at sports and discovered he enjoyed acting.

He has worked around the world, an actor who has moved effortlessly from blockbuster to art house to TV, from Dr Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park movies to The Piano and Peaky Blinders.

Did I Ever Tell You This? is a joy to read, a marvellous and often very funny book, the work of a natural storyteller who is a superb observer of other people, and who writes with love and warmth about his family. It is also his account of his life outside film, especially in Central Otago where he established Two Paddocks, his vineyard famous for its pinot noir.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241648988
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 672 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm


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Sam Neill is a legend, and in this magnificent book he shares his stories of family, friends and film with delicious irreverence, compassion and grace - Laura Dern

Just wonderful, so funny and charming and sharp. Sam Neill's lively, lovely book made me laugh out loud - Meryl Streep

Charming. A transparently lovely man, with a life hectically well lived - Mail on Sunday

A fabulously entertaining, insanely readable memoir of a life richly, royally, rambunctiously and righteously lived - Stephen Fry

Really, really, really funny. There are some cracking stories. I read it in one sitting! - Lorraine Kelly

I love this book, it's like spending time with you. A real treat. Fantastic - Graham Norton

Did I Ever Tell You This? is tender, funny and emotional, modest and generous, both unbearably sad and deliciously companionable - Jane Campion

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Mark

“A terrific read”

I first became aware of Sam Neill when he appeared in “Reilly, Ace Of Spies” and have been a fan of his ever since. He comes across as solid and dependable on screen and, in his interviews, warm and funny. This... More

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