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Jurassic Park star. Actor Sam Neill reveals he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Sam Neill at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

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New Zealand actor Sam Neill talks about leukemia in an interview. The 75-year-old says he will undergo chemotherapy for the rest of his life.

New Zealand actor Sam Neill, known from the hit movie “Jurassic Park,” has revealed that he has leukemia. In his autobiography, Have I Told You This Before, which is due out next week, Neal writes that he has been treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma since March of last year and may die from it.

In an interview with The Guardian, the 75-year-old said that although the treatment was successful, he would undergo chemotherapy for the rest of his life. “I can’t pretend that the past year hasn’t had dark moments,” said Neil. He was “grateful for every day and immeasurably grateful for all my friends”.

Neil’s long acting career began in the 1970s and landed dozens of roles in film and television, including the Peaky Blinders series and the films The Hunt for Red October and The Piano. In 2022, he reprized the role of paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant.