Payed Jack in "The Plough and the Stars" by Sean O'Casey
- Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
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[on working with Julia Roberts
in Michael Collins
(1996)] I was surprised at first [when she was cast]. I thought, surely there's an actress in Ireland who can [play the role]; Neil [Jordan] doesn't need this star power. I thought maybe he was going to shoot himself in the foot. But she was very committed to doing it. I thought she was terribly good and I was very proud of her.
For a couple of years, he was the original choice to play the lead role in Lincoln
(2012), which would reunite his partnership with Steven Spielberg
after their massive success with Schindler's List
(1993). However, due to the many delays with the filming Neeson felt he was too old for the part and he turned down the role, which went to Daniel Day-Lewis
, who won his third Oscar for it.
Frequently portrays characters based on real people. (e.g. Rob Roy, Oskar Schindler, Michael Collins, Alfred Kinsey)