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Film Review: 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'

20 September 2014 12:57 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆There's an endearing nature to Liam Neeson's action-hero exploits - what CineVue's Chris Fennell dubbed "Neesploitation" - over the years. The man who won an Oscar nomination twenty years past for Schindler's List (1993) is now a more bankable hardman than Schwarzenegger and Stallone, and yet little before 2008's Taken suggested such a second career for someone of Neeson's gruff appearance. Perhaps the tragic death of his then-wife Natasha Richardson was the catalyst. There's a gravitas and indeed a tragedy that makes him effortlessly identifiable in these madcap parts. Just look at how many 'former' roles he plays - an ex-cia man in the Taken films, a reformed convict in The Next Three Days.

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- CineVue UK

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Liam Neeson Reveals What Makes Him Feel Like a Wimp

18 September 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While he's reinvented himself as a bona fide badass action hero onscreen in recent years, there is one thing that alarms Liam Neeson. "I'm a wimp about heights. I just am," Neeson, 62, told People Wednesday at the Cinema Society's premiere of A Walk Among the Tombstones in New York City. "We're all just human, aren't we? Somebody might freak out over a snake or a spider. I don't - I pick spiders up and put them outside and stuff," he says. "But put me on a chair to fix a lamp or something and then, boom." And the actor - »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Liam Neeson Reveals What Makes Him Feel Like a Wimp

18 September 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While he's reinvented himself as a bona fide badass action hero onscreen in recent years, there is one thing that alarms Liam Neeson. "I'm a wimp about heights. I just am," Neeson, 62, told People Wednesday at the Cinema Society's premiere of A Walk Among the Tombstones in New York City. "We're all just human, aren't we? Somebody might freak out over a snake or a spider. I don't - I pick spiders up and put them outside and stuff," he says. "But put me on a chair to fix a lamp or something and then, boom." And the actor - »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Life To Be A ‘Cabaret’ For Emma Stone

12 August 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The part of Sally Bowles has long been associated with Hollywood actresses. Performers as diverse as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natasha Richardson and most recently Michelle Williams have donned the distinctive bowler hat and stockings for an image that was made an icon of cinema by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film of Cabaret. Now after much speculation The Amazing Spider-man star Emma Stone is in the closing stages of negotiation to take over the stage show from Williams in November.

Relaunched in April by the powerhouse theatrical combination of former Donmar Warehouse boss/Skyfall director Sam Mendes (who previously staged it with Jane Horrocks) and Rob Marshall (Chicago), the production also features Alan Cumming as the ghoulish Mc who presides over the action as the Nazis encroach into the Weimar Republic in the run up to the Second World War. The Kander and Ebb musical is based on the writings of »

- Steve Palace

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Wilkommen, Emma Stone, Broadway’s Newest Sally Bowles

12 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Auf weidersehen, Michelle Williams, wilkommen Emma Stone. A spokesman for the Broadway revival of the Broadway revival of Cabaret confirms that the Amazing Spider-Man and Magic In The Moonlight star “is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.” The Roundabout Theatre Company production stars Alan Cumming as the M.C., reprising the role that won him a Tony Award in 1998, when Sally was played by the late Natasha Richardson (who also won a Tony for her performance).

Staged by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, the show has done solid business since opening in April, most recently reaching about 80% of its gross potential and filling about 90% of Studio 54’s 893 seats. Stone was rumored to have been the first choice for the role when scheduling scuttled the plan. Williams, who has been terrific as the so-so chanteuse, recently extended her stay through November 9, when, presumably, Stone will take over. »

- Jeremy Gerard

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Liam Neeson's Nephew Suffers Head Injury in Fall

27 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The nephew of actor Liam Neeson has suffered a serious head injury after falling from the top of a seaside phone booth in England. Police say 31-year-old Ronan Sexton was out with friends in Brighton at around 4 a.m. last Sunday morning when he fell about 20 feet from a phone kiosk beside the pier. He was admitted to a local hospital but later transferred to a specialist neurological center. Sussex Police said Friday that Sexton is in critical condition, and there were no suspicious circumstances to the incident. "Ronan is receiving wonderful treatment from the dedicated staff at Hurstwood Park, »

- Associated Press

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Liam Neeson's Nephew Suffers Head Injury in Fall

27 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The nephew of actor Liam Neeson has suffered a serious head injury after falling from the top of a seaside phone booth in England. Police say 31-year-old Ronan Sexton was out with friends in Brighton at around 4 a.m. last Sunday morning when he fell about 20 feet from a phone kiosk beside the pier. He was admitted to a local hospital but later transferred to a specialist neurological center. Sussex Police said Friday that Sexton is in critical condition, and there were no suspicious circumstances to the incident. "Ronan is receiving wonderful treatment from the dedicated staff at Hurstwood Park, »

- Associated Press

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Liam Neeson's Nephew Suffers Serious Head Injury After Fall

26 June 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Liam Neeson's nephew was rushed to the hospital after suffering a serious head injury and is reportedly in critical condition. The 31-year-old son of Neeson's sister fell 20 feet from a telephone box after a night out with friends in East Sussex ... so says the Daily Mail. The accident occurred around 4:00 Am Sunday.It's eerie ... the accident comes five years after Neeson's wife, Natasha Richardson, died after suffering a head injury while skiing in Quebec. »

- TMZ Staff

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New Tragedy for Liam Neeson After Nephew Suffers Serious Head Injury

26 June 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Liam Neeson suffers another tragedy all too familiar to him.

Liam Neeson's nephew Ronan Sexton, 31, is in critical condition after suffering a fall during a night out with friends, The Telegraph reports.

According to the British newspaper, Sexton suffered serious head injuries after falling 20ft from the top of a telephone box in Brighton, East Sussex. He was scaling the telephone kiosk next to the pier on the seaside town’s promenade before falling at about 4 a.m. last Sunday, police said.

Video: Liam Neeson Opens Up About His Wife's Death

Neeson, 62, suffered his own tragic loss in 2009 when his wife, actress Natasha Richardson, died of a brain injury after a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.

She was just 45 years old.

"[Her death] was never real. It still kind of isn't," Neeson told Anderson Cooper about still grieving for his late wife during a sit-down for 60 Minutes in February. "There's periods now in our New York residence when I »

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Interview: Life is a ‘Cabaret’ for Actress Jillian Kate Weingart

20 June 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the top musical theater voices working in Chicago is actress/singer Jillian Kate Weingart. After triumphs in several local productions, she is currently featured in the iconic role of Sally Bowles in a staging of “Cabaret,” presented by BrightSide Theatre of Naperville, Ill., through June 29th, 2014.

Jillian Kate Weingart is moving up the musical theater ladder here in Chicago, having had memorable appearances in the locally produced musicals ”A New Brain” and ”Adult Entertainment.” Her characteristic stage energy is electric and sensational, with a multi-range vocal style that can handle the best of Broadway and standard song material.

Jillian Kate Weingart appears in BrightSide Theatre’s ‘Cabaret

Photo credit: JillianWeingart.com

The website Chicago Theatre Review reviewed her performance in “Cabaret” – “Ms. Weingart is the real deal and is alone worth the price of admission.” Jillian Weingart talked to HollywoodChicago.com about taking on one of the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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If You Could be Adopted by a Mother in the Movies, Who Would It Be?

10 May 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

My mother would have preferred a mother more like Beulah Bondi in "It’s a Wonderful Life." My daughters would have preferred a mother more like Susan Sarandon in "Little Women" or Natasha Richardson in "The Parent Trap." Much as I love Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas" and Claudia McNeil in "Raisin in the Sun," I would have preferred a mother more like Frances McDormand in "Almost Famous" or like Marcia Gay Harden in "Whip It" than the one I had and loved and was more like Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ "Mother." I’ve been reading Richard Corliss’ "Mom in the Movies,"  a sprightly survey of cinemamas, as though it were a catalogue of mail-order moms.  Read more here. »

- Carrie Rickey

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Lindsay Lohan says 'sex list' is real, but there's an unfortunate reason it's public -- Video

18 April 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Another sad chapter in the saga of Lindsay Lohan went down when the actress stopped by Watch What Happens Live Thursday night.

Ostensibly there to promote Lindsay, which concludes its run this Sunday, Andy Cohen wasted no time playing one of the show’s most popular games with the actress — Plead the Fifth, where the guest is asked three dish-y questions and allowed to “plead the fifth” on only one. And naturally, Cohen used this opportunity to ask Lohan about the alleged “sex list” that’s been making the rounds in the tabloids. His exact question for her: “Recently, an »

- Erin Strecker

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Liam Neeson Talks Woody Allen Scandal, Losing His Wife & Raising Kids

27 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Liam Neeson's keeping it really real. The actor covers the April issue of GQ magazine, where he opens up about Woody Allen's family scandal, how he's been doing since tragically losing his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 and raising their children.  The "Taken" star is good friends with Woody's ex-wife Mia Farrow, and was actually working with the director the day Allen found out Mia had discovered some inappropriate pictures of his then-adopted daughter/now-wife. While he loves Allen as a director, there was one moment on set that Liam will never forget. Warning: Some explicit language ahead."There’s a scene where I’m going down on Judy Davis, right. Judy and I are in bed -- obviously covered up -- and as I’m going down, Judy’s having this monologue in her head. And the crew are all ready, and we’re waiting for Woody. No-show. »

- tooFab Staff

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Liam Neeson Thought 'Taken' Would Go Straight To Video And 6 Other Revelations

27 March 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

We all know that Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills, but did we know that he used to frequent sparsely-attended funerals with his grandfather as a kid in Northern Ireland? Now we do. In a lengthy Q&A for the April issue of GQ, Neeson goes deep about his mom, his late wife Natasha Richardson, why he took "Taken" and, yes, going to funerals. As he said, those early sojourns with his grandfather ...

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Liam Neeson Has Given Up Drinking and Isn't Dating

27 March 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Five years after his wife Natasha Richardson died, Liam Neeson continues to take things day by day, making some changes in his personal life - while keeping other things the same. One recent development that he's pretty happy about: The Irishman gave up drinking about a year ago. "I was drinking too much. It started since my wife died," the actor, 61, tells GQ in a new interview. "Pinot Noir: That's all I drink. I was never into spirits or liquor, hard liquor. And I gave up the Guinness years ago, because it just - past an age, it sticks to you, »

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Liam Neeson Explains Why He Turned Down James Bond Role

10 March 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While promoting his new action film "Non-Stop," Liam Neeson spoke about why he turned down the chance to play James Bond. This was nearly two decades ago, when the producers eventually went with Pierce Brosnan. They considered Neeson, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill and Hugh Grant. Nesson explained that producers were very serious about handing him the franchise, but it was his late wife (then girlfriend) Natasha Richardson (The Parent Trap) who persuaded him against taking the job. "I was heavily courted, let's put it that way, and I'm sure some other actors were too," he explained. "It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be said, 'If you play James Bond we're not getting married!' And I had to take that on board, because I did want to marry her." »

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Liam Neeson On Why He Turned Down James Bond

10 March 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's never been a secret that Liam Neeson was at one time in contention for the role of James Bond, but what we didn't know he turned it down. Now the actor has chosen to reveal how closely he was to taking the part and more importantly why he passed up on the opportunity. Nearly two decades ago, the producers of the James Bond films were looking to hire a new 007. Before they cast Pierce Brosnan they looked at other actors, like Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Hugh Grant and Lambert Wilson. One actor that they looked at that really caught there eye was Liam Neeson. Around that time the Irish actor was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the role of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's 1993 masterpiece Schindler's List. He explains that his then-girlfriend/now late wife, Natasha Richardson ("The Parent Trap"), had »

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Liam Neeson explains why he turned down James Bond

9 March 2014 11:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 10 Mar 2014 - 06:44

Liam Neeson was linked to the role of James Bond in the 1990s - and here's why he resisted it...

We missed this story, which popped up in the Hull Daily Mail the week before last. But we suspect that many of you may have missed it too, and thought you may be interested.

While promoting his new hit movie Non-Stop, Liam Neeson chatted about the role of James Bond, with which he was heavily linked in the 1990s. "I was heavily courted, let's put if that way, and I'm sure some other actors were too", he said.

So why did he turn it down?

"It was about 18 or 19 years ago, and my wife-to-be said 'if you play James Bond we're not getting married. And I had to take that on board, because I did want to marry her!'"

Neeson's of course referring to Natasha Richardson, »

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Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role to marry Natasha Richardson

9 March 2014 1:24 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 9: Liam Neeson has revealed that he turned down the offer to play James Bond because his late wife Natasha Richardson wanted to get married.

The 'Schindler's List' star confessed that his wife, who had died tragically after a tragic ski accident in 2009, had given him a choice of either taking the role of the spy or marrying her, the Hufington Post reported.

Neeson added that he had to choose tying the knot, as he did want to marry Richardson. (Ani) »

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Liam Neeson: 'I turned down James Bond to marry Natasha Richardson'

8 March 2014 2:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Liam Neeson has revealed he turned down the role of James Bond on the instruction of his late wife.

The actor was approached to play the famous spy but turned it down, after Natasha Richardson threatened not to marry him. The pair were married for 15 years before Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident in March 2009.

In a recent interview with the Hull Daily Mail, Neeson spoke about the Bond role proposal, saying: "I was heavily courted, let's put it that way, and I'm sure some other actors were too.

"It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be said, 'If you play James Bond we're not getting married'. And I had to take that on board because I did want to marry her."

The 61-year-old recently discussed his wife's death saying it still doesn't feel "real".

The couple had two children together, to which Neeson added: "There's periods now »

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