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Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam 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, Newcastle. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 A Monster Calls (post-production)
The Monster
 2016 Operation Chromite (pre-production)
Douglas MacArthur
 2015 A Christmas Star
Narrator / Radio DJ (voice)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Bad Cop / Good Cop (voice)
 2015 Ted 2
 2014-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
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- Fighting Irish (2015) ... Liam Neeson (voice)
- Brian's a Bad Father (2014) ... Liam Neeson (voice)
 2014 Save NYC Horse Carriages (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 The Prophet
Mustafa (voice)
 2014 Rev. (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... The Stranger (uncredited)
 2011-2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Qui-Gon Jinn
- Voices (2014) ... Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)
- Ghosts of Mortis (2011) ... Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)
- Overlords (2011) ... Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)
 2014 The Lego Movie
Bad Cop / Good Cop / Pa Cop (voice)
 2014/I The Nut Job
Raccoon (voice)
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
History Channel Host (uncredited)
 2013 Khumba
Phango (voice)
 2011 The Grey
 2011 Life's Too Short (TV Series)
Liam Neeson
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Liam Neeson
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.39 (2010) ... Liam Neeson
 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game)
James - Father (voice)
 2008 The Other Man
 2008 Ponyo
Fujimoto (English version, voice)
 2008/I Taken
Bryan Mills
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
Father Liam
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Henri Ducard (voice)
 2004 Patrick (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini-Series)
John Lucy / Adolf Hitler
- Slaughter (1996) ... John Lucy / Adolf Hitler (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... John Lucy / Adolf Hitler (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... John Lucy / Adolf Hitler (voice)
 1995 Rob Roy
Rob Roy
 1992 Leap of Faith
Sheriff Will Braverman
 1992 Ruby Cairo
Dr. Fergus Lamb, Feed the World
 1992 Husbands and Wives
 1992 Shining Through
Franze-Otto Dietrich
 1991 Revolver (Short)
 1991 Under Suspicion
Tony Aaron
 1990 Crossing the Line
Danny Scoular
 1989 Next of Kin
Briar Gates
 1988 The Good Mother
 1988 Satisfaction
Martin Falcon
 1988 Screen Two (TV Series)
Martin Perry
- Sweet as You Are (1988) ... Martin Perry
 1987 Sworn to Silence (TV Movie)
Vincent Cauley
 1986 Duet for One
 1986 Hold the Dream (TV Movie)
Blackie O'Neill
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Sean Carroon
- When Irish Eyes Are Crying (1986) ... Sean Carroon
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Insp. André Trignant
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Insp. André Trignant
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Insp. André Trignant
 1986 The Delta Force
Delta Force Member (uncredited)
 1985 Lamb
Michael Lamb
 1985 The Innocent
John Carns
 1985 Arthur the King (TV Movie)
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Kevin Murray
 1983 Krull
 1983 Across the Water (TV Movie)
 1981 Nailed
Young Catholic
 1981 Charlie Was a Rich Man (TV Movie)
 1981 Excalibur
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- My Dear Palestrina (1980) ... Blacksmith
 1979 Christiana
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Dinner at the Sporting Club (1978) ... Dermot
 1978 Pilgrim's Progress
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(1993- ). Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 25 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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No, I don't get obsessed with acting. Because in the past when I have got obsessed about it, it really got in the way of the creative process. I've learned to hang the character on the coat-peg at the end of the day, and when I leave in the morning I pick it up again. And I had to work at that because the other way lies a strange sort of madness. See more »


Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1993 for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie", and in 2002 for a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible". See more »


In his career's recent years, Neeson has very often taken roles in which he is a mentor/trainer/father figure to a younger man, as in, for example: Batman Begins (2005), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Gangs of New York (2002) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). His character often must die early in the movie and/or the student's life so that the young man can apply the Neeson ... See more »

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