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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 19 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Schindler's List
Schindler's List Oskar Schindler
(1993)
Batman Begins
Batman Begins Ducard
(2005)
Taken
Taken Bryan Mills
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 The Trainer (pre-production)
John Moore
 2016/I Silence
Ferreira
 2016 A Monster Calls
The Monster
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Don Cheadle
- Welcome to the Gun Show (2016) ... Don Cheadle
 2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War
Narrator (uncredited)
 2015 A Christmas Star
Narrator / Radio DJ
 2015 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Ice
- Ice (2015) ... Ice (English version, voice)
 2015 Ted 2
Customer
 2014-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Liam Neeson
- Fighting Irish (2015) ... Liam Neeson (voice)
- Brian's a Bad Father (2014) ... Liam Neeson (voice)
 2015 The Garden's Defining Moments (TV Mini-Series)
- From the Big Apple to the Big Easy (2015) ... (voice)
- The 1970 Knicks (2015) ... (voice)
- The Great One Retires (2015) ... (voice)
- UCONN/Syracuse 6-OT Game (2015) ... (voice)
 2015 Clash of Clans: Revenge (Short)
Liam (uncredited)
 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
Ottway
 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)
Liam Neeson
- Episode #1.39 (2010) ... Liam Neeson
 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game)
James - Father (voice)
 2008 The Other Man
Peter
 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)
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Liam Neeson
- Life Before Death (2000) ... Liam Neeson (uncredited)
 2000 Gun Shy
Charlie
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (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
Will
 1992 Ruby Cairo
Fergus Lamb
 1992 Husbands and Wives
Michael Gates
 1992 Shining Through
Franze-Otto Dietrich
 1991 Revolver (Short)
Man
 1991 Under Suspicion
Tony Aaron
 1990 Crossing the Line
Danny Scoular
 1989 Next of Kin
Briar Gates
 1988 The Good Mother
Leo
 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
Totter
 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)
Grak
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Kevin Murray
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Kevin Murray
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Kevin Murray
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Kevin Murray
 1983 Krull
Kegan
 1983 Across the Water (TV Movie)
Martin
 1981 Nailed
Young Catholic
 1981 Charlie Was a Rich Man (TV Movie)
 1981 Excalibur
Gawain
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Blacksmith
- My Dear Palestrina (1980) ... Blacksmith
 1979 Christiana
Greatheart
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dermot
- Dinner at the Sporting Club (1978) ... Dermot
 1978 Pilgrim's Progress
Pilgrim
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Mat in "Anna Christie" by Eugene O'Neill - Criterion Center Stage Right, NYC (1993). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Schindler's List (1993)] I did a lot of research, but I found it was best not to do too much because I was playing a guy who lived in 1942, '43. If I'd read all the Holocaust literature, it would have played into my performance. Ignorance was bliss, certainly for Schindler. See more »

Trivia:

In an interview with the BBC, he said that Northern Irish Protestant minister Ian Paisley influenced his decision to become an actor. Neeson used to sneak into the church in his hometown, Ballymena, and watch Paisley preach. "He had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch this six-foot-plus man just Bible-thumping away. It was acting but it was also great acting and stirring too". See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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