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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 & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 A Monster Calls (post-production)
The Monster
 2016 A Willing Patriot (pre-production) (rumored)
 2016 Silence (post-production)
Father Cristóvão Ferreira
 2015 Ted 2 (completed)
 2014 Kahlil Gibran's 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
 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
Michael
 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
 1988 Satisfaction
Martin Falcon
 1986 Duet for One
Totter
 1986 The Delta Force
Delta Force member (uncredited)
 1985 Lamb
Michael Lamb
 1985 The Innocent
John Carns
 1983 Krull
Kegan
 1981 Nailed
Young Catholic
 1981 Excalibur
Gawain
 1979 Christiana
Greatheart
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Other Works:

TV commercial with Amar'e Stoudemire, promoting Neeson's new movie Taken 3 (2014) and the NBA basketball game to be played on Christmas day between Stoudemire's New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards. 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:

[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:

Has worked repeatedly with Laura Linney, including in Kinsey (2004), Love Actually (2003), and in a Broadway revival of "The Crucible," playing husband and wife in Kinsey (2004) and "The Crucible." The two have joked about feeling like "an old married couple". See more »

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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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