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Liam Neeson

Birth Name: 
William John Neeson
Birthday: 
Saturday, June 7, 1952
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Birth Place: 
Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Height: 
6' 4"

Born in Northern Ireland, UK, Neeson 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 in Belfast. However, in 1976, Neeson joined the Belfast Lyric Players' Theater and made his professional acting debut in the play "The Risen People". After two years, Neeson moved to Dublin's Abbey Theater where he performed the classics. It was here that he was spotted by director John Boorman and was cast in the film Excalibur (1981), which dealt with the Arthurian legend. From there, he acted in a number of average films and Television Mini-series until he gained notice for his role as the mute in Suspect (1987). Neeson did not play the lead in a movie until he appeared in Darkman (1990). Good performances in Leap of Faith (1992) and Husbands and Wives (1992) led to Neeson being picked for the role of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993). For this role, Neeson was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe. In 1993, he made his Broadway debut in "Anna Christie" in which he co-starred with Natasha Richardson. For his role in this play, Neeson was nominated for a Tony. When he returned to the big screen, Neeson again co-starred with Richardson in the Jodie Foster movie Nell (1994). In the next 2 years, Neeson played characters close to his roots when he was the eighteenth century Scottish Highlander Rob Roy (1995) and the Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins (1996). He was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her 1999 New Year's Honours List.

Awards and Nominations

1994 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Schinder's List)

News

Liam Neeson Set To Run All Night

We already know that Liam Neeson can move when he needs to: it seems to be among the particular set of skills he employed in the Taken films. Now he’ll be putting those stalwart stalks to good use, as he’s officially signed on to star in Warner Bros.’ action pic Run All Night.... Read more
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Will Ferrell On For Lego Pic

The cast of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s big CG Lego cartoon The Piece Of Resistance continues to swell with big, exciting and, for the most part, funny names.... Read more
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Neeson & Wahlberg Offered Roles In Neuromancer

Development on Vincenzo Natali's Neuromancer has been quietly underway for a couple of years, and his adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is now starting to build a head of steam.... Read more
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Box Office Report: Neeson's 'Grey' Nabs $20 Mil, Moviegoing Continues to Pick Up

Liam Neeson's The Grey--cementing the actor's relatively new-found status as action star--raced past expectations to gross $20 milion in its debut at the domestic box office.... Read more
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Liam Neeson Confirmed For Taken 2

After a bit of back and forth where it briefly looked as if he'd withdraw and be replaced, Liam Neeson has all but signed on the line for Taken 2.... Read more
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Reviews

Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is an amazing film. Its black and white imagery (colored in at times for incredible moments of reflection), its passionate performances, its no holds barred look the atrocities of the Holocaust.... Read more
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Taken 2

In Taken, Liam Neeson’s CIA operative Bryan Mills goes on a vengeful rampage across Paris in order to find his kidnapped daughter.... Read more
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Battleship (BLU-RAY)

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Battleship

Hasbro has had a string of successful movies based on their popular toy brands, namely Transformers and G.I. Joe. Those brands consist of action figures that have had comic books and television series made off of them, though.... Read more
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A Woman of Substance Trilogy

A Woman Of Substance is a mixture of Harlequin Romance novels and soap opera drama which see’s it’s release on DVD in trilogy form. Included in the set is the title film, its sequel Hold The Dream, and finally To Be The Best.... Read more
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Videos

Taken 3 (Trailer #1)

Taken 3 (Trailer #1)

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police.... Read more
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A Walk Among The Tombstones (TV Spot #1)

A Walk Among The Tombstones (TV Spot #1)

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A Walk Among Tombstones (The Situation)

A Walk Among Tombstones (The Situation)

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A Walk Among Tombstones (Snooping)

A Walk Among Tombstones (Snooping)

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A Walk Among The Tombstones (Trailer #1)

A Walk Among The Tombstones (Trailer #1)

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