New Zealand's most successful acting export, Sam Neill, will qualify for his SuperGold Card this year - but he's in greater demand than ever, at home and in Hollywood.

He is in The Vow, out now in cinemas, and from Thursday he will star opposite Willem Dafoe in the Australian arthouse drama The Hunter.

He also has a leading role in the new US supernatural drama series Alcatraz (from Lost creator JJ Abrams), scheduled to hit Kiwi TV screens later this year.