Kiwi Sam Neill Nails Impromptu 'Jurassic Park' Performance On The Graham Norton Show

Publish Date
Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 11:59AM

Kiwi acting legend Sam Neill made his debut on the Graham Norton Show at the weekend, to huge success.

Neill was on the show to promote the Taika Waititi-directed Hunt For the Wilderpeople, in which he stars opposite the now 13-year-old Julian Dennison.

The Kiwi star was seated next to his old pal Ewan McGregor, prompting host Norton to force a couple of ukuleles on them for an on-the-spot performance.

Neill played - under mild protest - while McGregor sang, charming the audience from the off.

When Norton pointed out it was the highest-grossing Kiwi film we've ever had, Neill jokingly clarified: "We don't really count the Lord of the Rings because it's American money".

He also charmed UK comedian Miranda Hart by suggesting she give him a role on her sitcom Miranda. While the show was discontinued last year, a flustered Hart promised: "I would bring back Miranda if you wanted to be in it. I'm so excited, I don't know what to do."

Neill said: "Yeah, c'mon, let's do it...anything you want." To which Hart replied: "Oh, it's like we're on a date."

But the big winner of the night came when Neill got roped into re-enacting a scene from Jurassic Park alongside Hart.

The show airs this Friday at 8.30pm on TV3.