Sam Neill gets the chop
Tue July 10, 2012 10:00pm
HIS tango alongside an orang-utan may have been a memorable image but actor Sam Neill has nonetheless been axed by Meat & Livestock Australia after seven years as the brand ambassador.
MLA's group marketing director Andrew Cox said the 64-year-old Neill, perhaps best known for his acting in the Jurassic Park films, was axed because he was only available for the TV campaign.
"Which meant we couldn't take the campaign into other media," Cox said. "Just doing TV worked fine in 2005. But seven years is a long time in media."
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