Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

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Jun. 7th, 1952
Born in
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
6' 4

Liam Neeson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
If Tomorrow Comes TV Show
If Tomorrow Comes

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Love Thy Nature
2015 - Taken 3
2015 - Entourage
2015 - Run All Night
2015 - Ted 2
2015 - Manny
2014 - The LEGO Movie
2014 - A Walk Among the Tombstones
2014 - The LEGO Movie
2014 - A Million Ways to Die in the West
2014 - The Nut Job
2014 - Non-Stop
2014 - The LEGO Movie
2013 - Room 237
2013 - Khumba
2013 - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! The New Generation
2013 - Third Person
2013 - Girl Rising
2013 - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2012 - Wrath of the Titans
2012 - Battleship
2012 - Taken 2
2012 - The Dark Knight Rises
2011 - Unknown
2010 - The Wildest Dream
2010 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2010 - Clash of the Titans
2010 - The Next Three Days
2010 - The A-Team
2009 - Chloe
2009 - After.Life
2009 - Five Minutes of Heaven
2008 - Taken
2008 - The Other Man
2008 - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
2008 - Trumbo
2006 - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
2006 - Pilgrim's Progress
2005 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2005 - Batman Begins
2005 - Kingdom of Heaven
2005 - Breakfast on Pluto
2004 - Kinsey
2003 - Love Actually
2002 - Reflections of Evil
2002 - Gangs of New York
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 - K-19: The Widowmaker
2000 - Gun Shy
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1999 - The Haunting
1998 - Everest
1998 - Les Miserables
1996 - Before and After
1996 - Michael Collins
1995 - Lumière et compagnie
1995 - Rob Roy
1994 - Nell
1993 - Schindler's List
1993 - Ethan Frome
1992 - Shining Through
1992 - Leap of Faith
1992 - Husbands and Wives
1991 - Under Suspicion
1990 - Darkman
1990 - Darkman
1989 - Next of Kin
1988 - The Dead Pool
1988 - High Spirits
1988 - Satisfaction
1987 - A Prayer for the Dying
1987 - Duet for One
1987 - Suspect
1986 - The Mission
1984 - The Bounty
1983 - Krull
1981 - Excalibur

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Qui-Gon Jinn (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
Liam Neeson (Voiced)
Himself - Actor (segment "Liam Neeson")
Godfrey of Ibelin
Don Cheadle
[Complete List]


Liam John Neeson, OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Irish actor.

Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son of Katherine "Kitty" Neeson (née Brown), a cook, and Bernard "Barney" Neeson, a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School. He was raised Roman Catholic and was named Liam after the local priest. The third of four siblings, he has three sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaline. At age nine, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club and later became Ulster's amateur senior boxing champion. Neeson first stepped on stage at age 11 after his English teacher offered him the lead role in a school play, which he accepted because the girl he was attracted to was starring in it. From then on, he kept acting in school productions for the following years.

Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St. Mary's Teaching College in Belfast.

However, in 1976, Neeson joined the Belfast Lyric Players' Theater and made his professional acting debut in the play "The Risen People". After two years, Neeson moved to Dublin's Abbey Theater where he performed the classics. It was here that he was spotted by director John Boorman and was cast in the film Excalibur (1981), which dealt with the Arthurian legend. From there, he acted in a number of average films and Television Mini-series until he gained notice for his role as the mute in Suspect (1987).

Neeson did not play the lead in a movie until he appeared in Darkman (1990). Good performances in Leap of Faith (1992) and Husbands and Wives (1992) led to Neeson being picked for the starring role of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's (1993) Oscar winner Schindler's List. Neeson has since starred in a number of acclaimed films and a number of box office hits. Some of Neeson's best known films include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, Michael Collins, Taken, Taken 2, Rob Roy, Kinsey, The Grey, Clash of the Titans, Kingdom of Heaven and The Chronicles of Narnia series. Neeson has been nominated for a number of awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.

In 1993, he made his Broadway debut in "Anna Christie" in which he co-starred with 'Natasha Richardson'. For his role in this play, Neeson was nominated for a Tony. When he returned to the big screen, Neeson again co-starred with Richardson in the Jodie Foster movie Nell (1994).

In 2010, Neeson played Zeus in the remake of the 1981 film, Clash of the Titans. The film went on becoming a huge box office hit, grossing $475 million worldwide. Neeson also starred in Atom Egoyan's erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. Chloe had enjoyed commercial success and became the Canadian director's biggest money maker ever. Later the same year, he played John "Hannibal" Smith in the spin-off movie from the television series The A-Team.

He was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her 1999 New Year's Honours List.

Neeson married actress 'Natasha Richardson' (July 3, 1994). In August 2004, Neeson and his wife purchased an estate in Millbrook, New York. On (March 18, 2009), Richardson died when she suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant Resort, north of Montreal. She and Neeson had two sons together, Micheál (b. 1995) and Daniel (b. 1996).


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