Neill the Menace

Sam Neill recently starred as the “diabolically” corrupt president of a human blood farming corporation alongside Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe in the Spierig Brothers sci-fi/horror film Daybreakers. Neill “dominates the screen” as the evil Charles Bromley, “fill[ing] the air with menace”. “[Bromley] is the sort of person who is responsible for the economical times that we are laboring through at this point,” Neill said. “So I had some real-life models to work with, the Corporate Vampire if you will; the kind of guy that awards himself bonuses that you and I can only dream of.” Daybreakers is out now on DVD. Neill also stars as memorabilia shop owner Merritt Grieves in ABC’s Happy Town, a television series from the producers of Life on Mars. The show’s site explains: “Haplin, Minnesota, ‘Happy Town,’ has enjoyed an uneasy peace for five years, but all that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, the small town now faces a dark new crime that brings all its unresolved fears to the surface . . .” Happy Town premieres on ABC, April 28.


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Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes

Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes

New Zealander Malcolm Poynton joined ad agency Cheil Worldwide at the beginning of 2015 as the network’s first global chief creative officer, following celebrated stints at SapientNitro, Ogilvy and Saatchi &…