Jurassic Park's Sam Neill Shares Update Amid Cancer Battle
Meanwhile, the actor is all too aware that, ultimately, his current course of treatment will no longer be effective—and his doctors have told him as much.
"I'm prepared for that," he admitted, noting that while dying he would be "annoying" because he believes there is still more left for him to do, he is "not remotely afraid" of death.
One thing that does bring panic to the Peaky Blinders alum? Retirement, as he said that "fills me with horror." Luckily, he doesn't have to think about that yet as he'll soon appear in the Peacock limited series Apples Never Fall.
Sam—who shares are Tim with Lisa Harrow and daughter Elena with ex-wife Noriko Watanabe—decided to put pen to paper, which led to his memoir Did I Ever Tell You This?—written to leave his family with "a sense of me."
"I started to think I better write some of this down because I'm not sure how long I have to live," he explained. "I was running against the clock."
Looking back on the months after his diagnosis, Sam recalled, "I had some very lonely times last year. I thought it would be great for them to have some of my stories. I mightn't be here in a month or two. We 'I'll leave something for them.'
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