Liam Neeson Biography
Liam Neeson (Liam Neeson John) is an Irish-American actor born on 7th June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He is popularly known for his role as Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List (1993) which earned her an Academy Award nomination. In 2000 he was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of British Empire) for his service to drama.
Liam was an accomplished boxer in his early years having trained at the All Saints Youth Club at the age of 9. He won several regional titles before discontinuing at aged 17. He joined Queen’s University Belfast with the intention of studying physics and computer science but he dropped from college after a year. After dropping from college he worked as a forklift driver but later began studying to become a teacher.
In 1976 he joined Belfast’s Lyric Players Theatre after he took drama classes. He joined Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1978 making his motion picture debut in Christiana, a religious educational film.
He made his Broadway debut in 1992 in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie, costarring with Natasha Richardson. In 1993 he played the role of the Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List (1993), a role which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor.
Liam Neeson Age
Liam was born on 7th June 1952 in in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (66 years as of 2018).
Liam Neeson Nationality
Liam nationality is American, Irish and British.
Liam Neeson Family
Liam was born to Katherine “Kitty” Neeson (née Brown), a cook, and Bernard “Barney” Neeson, a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School. He has three sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen.
Liam Neeson Wife/Liam Neeson Natasha Richardson
Liam married his wife, Natasha Richardson, on 3rd July 1994. Natasha was an actress and the couple in 1993 while performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993. Natasha died on 18th May 2009, two days, after sustaining a head injury when she fell while taking a beginner skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort. She was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where she died from an epidural hematoma.
Liam Neeson Children|Liam Neeson Sons/ Liam Neeson Kids
Liam together with his late wife Natasha has two sons Micheál Richard Antonio born on 22 June 1995 and Daniel Jack, born on 27 August 1996.
In October 2018 Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha’s mother, revealed that Micheál decided to change his last name and officially takes his mother’s name in a way to honor her.
“He’s taken, officially, the name of his mother. He’s Micheál Richardson, not Micheál Neeson. That wasn’t because he wanted to avoid his father’s fame, which is enormous. He wanted to hold his mother close to him, because she was a remarkable actress. Absolutely remarkable.”
Liam Neeson Girlfriend/Liam Neeson Dating
During an interview with Irish independent Liam said he was dating an A-lister actress although he never mentioned her name claiming he would embarrass her.
“I’d embarrass her if I said her name, she’s incredibly famous, I’ll have to do my best for her. It’s amazing how far a simple bunch of freshly picked flowers will go in a lady’s life, I find.”
Liam Neeson Net Worth
Liam has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Liam Neeson Career
He began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club at the age of 9, going on to win a number of regional titles before discontinuing at aged 17. He first stepped on stage at age 11 in school productions.In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur. Between 1982 and 1987, he starred in five films, most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty, and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission. He landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin.
He rose to prominence when he starred in the title role in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film, Schindler’s List. He has since starred in other successful films, including the title role in the historical biopic Michael Collins, the 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, the epic space opera Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace , the biographical drama Kinsey, the superhero film Batman Begins, the action thriller series Taken, the thriller-survival film The Grey, and the historical drama Silence . He also provided the voices of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy and the titular monster in A Monster Calls.
Liam Neeson Star Wars
Liam played the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace. The film follows Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.
Liam Neeson Taken
Liam plays the role of Bryan Mills, a formerr government operative, in the film Taken. He tries to reconnect with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Then his worst fears become real when sex slavers abduct Kim and her friend shortly after they arrive in Paris for vacation. With just four days until Kim will be auctioned off, Bryan must call on every skill he learned in black ops to rescue her.
Liam Neeson New Movie
- The Commuter
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
- Cold Pursuit
- Men in Black: International
Liam Neeson Oscar
|1993||Best Actor||Schindler’s List||Nominated|
Liam Neeson Movies/ Liam Neeson Films
Jesus Christ / Evangelist
The Delta Force
Delta Force commando
Duet for One
A Prayer for the Dying
The Dead Pool
The Good Mother
Next of Kin
Peyton Westlake / Darkman
The Big Man
Husbands and Wives
Leap of Faith
Sheriff Will Braverman
Dr. Fergus Lamb
Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Lovell
Rob Roy MacGregor
Before and After
Dr. David Marrow
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)
K-19: The Widowmaker
Gangs of New York
Coral Reef Adventure
Kingdom of Heaven
Godfrey of Ibelin
Ra’s al Ghul
Breakfast on Pluto
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Other Man
Five Minutes of Heaven
Clash of the Titans
John “Hannibal” Smith
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Next Three Days
The Wildest Dream
Dr. Martin Harris
Wrath of the Titans
The Patriot of America
Colonel Edward Thompson (voice)
The Dark Knight Rises
Ra’s al Ghul
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
History Channel Rep
The Nut Job
The Lego Movie
Bad Cop / Good Cop
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Love Thy Nature
Sapiens (voice) / Narrator
Run All Night
A Christmas Star
Narrator / Radio DJ (voice)
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
A Monster Calls
Father Cristóvão Ferreira
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Daddy’s Home 2
Actor in Missile Tow (voice)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Segment: “Meal Ticket”
Nelson “Nels” Coxman
Men in Black: International
Head of MIB UK
Liam Neeson TV Shows
Red Nose Day Actually
Television short film
Inside Amy Schumer
Episode: “Welcome to the Gun Show”
Dream Corp, LLC
Devil Demon (voice)
Episode: “The Leak”
Wild Japan: Snow Monkeys
Key & Peele
Episode # 2.3
Life’s Too Short
Episode # 1.1
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)
The Big C
Episode: “Everything That Rises Must Converge”
Father Sean (voice)
Episode: “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star”
John Paul Jones (voice)
Episode: “Not Yet Begun to Fight”
Empires: The Greeks
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
John Lucy / Adolf Hitler (voices)
Episode: “Sweet as You Are”
Hold the Dream
Sworn to Silence
If Tomorrow Comes
Insp. Andre Trignent
Episode: “When Irish Eyes Are Crying”
A Woman of Substance
Arthur the King
Across The Water
Episode: “My Dear Palestrina”
Play for Today
Episode: “Dinner at the Sporting Club”
Liam Neeson Quotes
- “Some mornings you wake up and think, ‘Gee, I look handsome today.’ Other days I think, ‘What am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.’
- “I never did think of myself as handsome–terribly attractive, yes, but not handsome.”
- “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.”
- “On ‘Clash of the Titans’ we found it hard to act with each other. So I would look at his forehead and he would look at my forehead, because sometimes if we made eye contact, it got quite silly. We were more restrained on ‘Wrath of the Titans’ because we had deeper, darker issues to act.”
- “I was a bit disappointed in the film. I felt it should have been rougher and cruder and darker and colder. There was too much of a glow surrounding the movie. I thought Jodie [Foster] was very good, but, I mean, that house she lived in, that was, like, something out of ‘Swiss Family Robinson!’ There should have been plastic chairs and windows with bits of newspaper stuck in them to stop the draft.”
Liam Neeson News
Liam Neeson and Dame Helen Mirren discuss their love affair: ‘I was smitten’
Updated: 23 feb 2018
Meeting up with an old flame can be awkward, particularly when the relationship ended in heartbreak. Not so for Dame Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson. The pair were reunited on a chat show sofa, more than 30 years after their split, and shared warm memories of their love affair – with Neeson confiding that he was “smitten” from their first encounter.
Many film fans are unaware that the two actors were once a couple, who met in 1980 on the set of John Boorman’s Excalibur. Neeson was in his first major role, as Sir Gawain, and Dame Helen was playing Morgana. Appearing on BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show to promote their latest films – Dame Helen stars in a horror film, Winchester, and Neeson in action thriller The Commuter – the pair were asked about their dating history.
“We didn’t date, we lived together for four years. We were a serious item for a while. Lucky me!” said Dame Helen. Neeson, 65, recalled: “Before I met her and we worked together, I had read somewhere that if she fancied a guy she would imitate his walk behind his back. And I turned around one day and she was doing that to me.
“I remember being on the set and standing with Ciaran Hinds as Helen walked towards us dressed in her full Morgana le Fay costume, and we both went, ‘Oh f—.’ I was smitten. I think Ciaran was too, but I was very smitten.” Dame Helen laughed: “I never knew that. You’ve never told me that before – it’s amazing!”
At the time, the actress was well known for her stage work and had made her film breakthrough in The Long Good Friday. Neeson, seven years her junior, was at the beginning of his career.
He has said in the past that watching Dame Helen on set was “mesmeric. She was so sexy. I thought, gosh, that’s Helen Mirren! She was as beautiful up close as on stage. Just so human. I was in love with this extraordinary human being.” He told one interviewer: “Can you imagine riding horses in shiny suits of armour, having sword fights, and you’re falling in love with Helen Mirren? It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Liam Neeson’s Cupid Audition
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