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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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 2016 A Monster Calls (post-production)
The Monster
 2016 Operation Chromite (pre-production)
Douglas MacArthur
 2015 A Christmas Star (completed)
Narrator / Radio DJ (voice)
 2015 Ted 2
 2014 The Prophet
Mustafa (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
 2008 The Other Man
 2008 Ponyo
Fujimoto (English version, voice)
 2008/I Taken
Bryan Mills
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
Father Liam
 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 Under Suspicion
Tony Aaron
 1990 Crossing the Line
Danny Scoular
 1989 Next of Kin
Briar Gates
 1988 The Good Mother
 1988 Satisfaction
Martin Falcon
 1986 Duet for One
 1986 The Delta Force
Delta Force Member (uncredited)
 1985 Lamb
Michael Lamb
 1985 The Innocent
John Carns
 1983 Krull
 1981 Nailed
Young Catholic
 1981 Excalibur
 1979 Christiana
 1978 Pilgrim's Progress
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He acted in David Hare's play, "The Judas Kiss," in an Almeida Company production at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Tom Hollander and Peter Capaldi in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. See more »

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


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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[on Nell (1994)] I was a bit disappointed in the film. I felt it should have been rougher and cruder and darker and colder. There was too much of a glow surrounding the movie. I thought Jodie [Foster] was very good, but, I mean, that house she lived in, that was, like, something out of Swiss Family Robinson! There should have been plastic chairs and windows with bits of newspaper stuck in them to... See more »


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 »


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