At the age of eleven, Liam Neeson began appearing in school plays. After leaving university, he took up amateur acting again. By day he drove forklifts at a Guinness factory and by night he acted with amateur dramatic groups. He eventually secured acting work in Dublin. While acting at the Abbey Theatre, he was spotted by director John Boorman who gave him a role in Excalibur. He has since starred in various movies from Schindler’s List to Taken.