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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 Silence (filming)
Father Ferreira
 2016 A Monster Calls (post-production)
The Monster
 2015 Ted 2 (completed)
 2014 Save NYC Horse Carriages (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Kahlil Gibran's 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 Family Guy (TV Series)
Liam Neeson
- Brian's a Bad Father (2014) ... Liam Neeson (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 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Henri Ducard (voice)
 2004 Patrick (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 1914-1918 (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
Sheriff Will Braverman
 1992 Ruby Cairo
Dr. Fergus Lamb, Feed the World
 1992 Husbands and Wives
Michael
 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
 1983 Krull
Kegan
 1983 Acoss the Water (TV Movie)
Martin
 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
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Other Works:

(1993- ). Active on Broadway in the following productions: 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:

I think I realized there were two communities in Northern Ireland when I was about nine or 10, not because there was any trouble but because in certain years my parents would keep us indoors on the 12th of July. I couldn't figure that out, because all my mates were out dancing in the streets and I wanted to go out and join them. So it was then that I sensed a "them and us" attitude. See more »

Trivia:

Admitted in 2014 that he had to quit alcohol, after having began to quietly drink heavily following Natasha Richardson's death in 2009, and eventually drinking up to two to three bottles of wine per night. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays agents or ex-agents in an unusual situation See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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