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Liam Neeson

Actor Date of birth 7th January 1952
Place of birth Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Year of debut 1979
First feature film Pilgrim's Progress

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated3
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Biography

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.

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Liam Neeson's films

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Packshot for the film The Lego Movie
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2014

Animated. An ordinary LEGO man (Chris Pratt) must save the world from the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell). Mild fantasy violence, very mild bad language.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film Non-Stop
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2014

A US Air Marshall (Liam Neeson) must stop a terrorist aboard a transatlantic flight. With Julianne Moore. Moderate action violence, strong language.

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Packshot for the film Clash Of The Titans
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2010

Perseus (Sam Worthington) must lead a group of warriors to defeat the evil god Hades (Ralph Fiennes). With Jason Flemyng and Gemma Arterton. Contains moderate fantasy violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Batman Begins
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
135 Mins
Released
2005

Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne, a man who becomes the crime fighter Batman. Co stars Katie Holmes and Michael Caine. Gothic horror with action violence.

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Packshot for the film Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2010

Three children travel back to Narnia through a magical painting. With Liam Neeson, Ben Barnes and Simon Pegg. Moderate fantasy violence and scary scenes.

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Packshot for the film The A-Team
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
113 Mins
Released
2010

A team of special forces soldiers must clear their names after being framed. With Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. Action violence and moderate language.

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Packshot for the film Unknown
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2011

A man (Liam Neeson) wakes up from a coma to find his identity has been stolen. With January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Diane Kruger and Frank Langella. Contains moderate violence.

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Packshot for the film Taken
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2008

An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) goes on a frantic quest to save his abducted daughter. Strong violence and extended scene of torture.

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Did you know?

  • Liam Neeson married actress Natasha Richardson in 1994. She died in 2009 after suffering a head injury while skiing in Canada.
  • At the age of nine, he started boxing. At 15, he had his nose broken in a match. He went on to win heavyweight youth champion of Northern Ireland. However, he gave up boxing after he had a blackout.
  • He has suffered from diverticulitis, a digestive disease. He had to have emergency surgery to remove 40 per cent of his colon.
  • When he moved to London, he lived with his then-girlfriend Helen Mirren.
  • He was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. However, he never went as he couldn't afford the tuition and living expenses.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1994 Actor in a Leading Role - Schindler's List
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1993 Actor in a Leading Role - Schindler's List
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2005 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Kinsey
    • 1997 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Michael Collins
    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Schindler's List