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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)

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 2018 The Commuter (post-production)
Michael Woolrich
  Marlowe (announced)
Philip Marlowe
 2016/I Silence
Ferreira
 2016 A Monster Calls
The Monster (voice)
 2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2015 A Christmas Star
Narrator / Radio DJ
 2015 Ted 2
Customer
 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
Ottway
 2008 The Other Man
Peter
 2008 Ponyo
Fujimoto (English version, voice)
 2008/I Taken
Bryan Mills
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
Father Liam
 2000 Gun Shy
Charlie
 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 Under Suspicion
Tony Aaron
 1990 Crossing the Line
Danny Scoular
 1989 Next of Kin
Briar Gates
 1988 The Good Mother
Leo Cutter
 1988 Satisfaction
Martin Falcon
 1986 Duet for One
Totter
 1985 Lamb
Michael Lamb
 1985 The Innocent
John Carns
 1983 Krull
Kegan
 1981 Nailed
Young Catholic
 1981 Excalibur
Gawain
 1979 Christiana
Greatheart
 1978 Pilgrim's Progress
Pilgrim
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Other Works:

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 »

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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Personal Quote:

Even with action films, the fundamental for me is the writing. I adore writers, no matter what the genre is, and if it is a well-written piece of material then I am always very interested. See more »

Trivia:

Was a boxer as a teenager in Northern Ireland, which resulted in getting his nose broken at age 15. Nevertheless, he went on to win the Irish Youth Championship. However, a brief blackout after one of his fights caused him to give up the ring for good. See more »

Trademark:

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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