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Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson at the Toronto International Film Festival 2006.
Born William John Neeson
June 7, 1952 (1952-06-07) (age 56)
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Spouse(s) Natasha Richardson (1994-)

William John "Liam" Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. He is arguably best known for his role as Oskar Schindler in the 1993 film Schindler's List, and has since been involved in several other popular films, including Star Wars and The Chronicles of Narnia. He has also continued to play real-life characters, including Michael Collins and Alfred Kinsey and is also set to play President Abraham Lincoln in a biographical film directed by Steven Spielberg. is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Ballymena (from the Irish: An Baile Meánach meaning middle townland) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and the seat of Ballymena Borough Council. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Antrim Area: 2,844 km² Population (est. ... This article is about the constituent country. ... Natasha Jane Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London), is a Tony Award-winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, an enduring theatrical dynasty. ... The IFTA Award (Irish Film & Television Award) first appeared in 1999. ... The IFTA Award (Irish Film & Television Award) first appeared in 1999. ... Kinsey can refer to: Alfred Kinsey, entomologist and father of the field of sexology Kinsey, the 2004 film about Alfred Kinsey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... Anna Christie is a play in four acts by Eugene ONeill. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist credited with saving almost 1,200[1][2] Jews during the Holocaust, by having them work in his enamelware and ammunitions factories located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively. ... This article is about the movie. ... This article is about the series. ... The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy films from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media based on the series of novels, The Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis in the 1950s. ... For other persons named Michael Collins, see Michael Collins (disambiguation). ... Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956), was an American biologist and professor of entomology and zoology who in 1947 founded the Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ...

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Biography

Early life

Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son of Katherine "Kitty" (née Brown), a cook, and Barnard Neeson, a caretaker at the local Catholic girls' school.[1] He was called Liam, the Irish equivalent to William, after the local priest.[2] He was the third child in the family and the only boy among four siblings; his sisters are Elizabeth, Bernadette and Rosaline.[3] At age nine, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club.[4] It was at age eleven that Neeson first stepped on stage. His English teacher gave him the lead role in a school play, which he accepted because the girl he fancied would be starring.[5] From then on, he kept acting in school productions for the following years.[6] His interest in acting and decision to become an actor was also influenced by Ian Paisley whose church Neeson would sneak into. Neeson has said of Paisley that "He had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch this six foot-plus man just bible-thumping away...It was acting but it was also great acting and stirring too. And his Baptisms skills are second to none."[7] , Ballymena (from the Irish: An Baile Meánach meaning middle townland) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and the seat of Ballymena Borough Council. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Antrim Area: 2,844 km² Population (est. ... This article is about the constituent country. ... Née redirects here. ... A Property caretaker is a person who cares for real estate in exchange for rent-free living accommodations, and with the possibility of additional compensation. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Ian Richard Kyle Paisley (born 6 April 1926), styled The Revd and Rt Hon. ...


Still boxing at sixteen, he had been Youth Heavyweight Champion of Ireland for three consecutive years, aided by his height.


Career

While at University, Neeson's abilities as a talented footballer emerged which resulted in him being spotted by Bohemian FC manager Seán Thomas. Neeson travelled to Dublin for a trial with the club, and featured briefly when he came on as a substitute in a game against Shamrock Rovers, replacing Tony O'Connell. Neeson was not offered a contract at the club and that remained his only performance in professional football. Bohemian F.C. (Irish: An Cumann Peile Bóithéimeach) is an Irish football club playing in the Football League of Ireland. ... Seán Thomas former Irish football manager. ... Shamrock Rovers FC is a Irish football club playing in the Football League of Ireland. ... Tony OConnell (born in Dublin) was an Irish soccer player during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ...


After leaving university, Neeson returned to Ballymena and worked in a variety of small jobs, from fork-lift operator at Guinness to truck driver. He also worked at a teacher-training college in Newcastle for two years before again returning to his hometown. Neeson would get his first film experience in 1973, playing Jesus Christ in the religious film, Pilgrim's Progress directed by Ken Anderson. After a bet from co-workers at the architects' office where he worked, Neeson applied for an audition at the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast.[8] After two years there, Neeson moved to Dublin and joined the Abbey Theatre in 1977. In 1980, film-maker John Boorman saw him on stage, acting as Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men, and offered him the part of Sir Gawain in the upcoming Arthurian movie, Excalibur. After Excalibur, Neeson moved to London, where he continued working on stage, small budget movies and TV series. He lived with the actress Helen Mirren at this time, whom he met working on Excalibur.[9] Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; mostly notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 1984's The Bounty. Guinness logo Guinness is Good for You Irish language advertisement. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Ulster County: District: Down UK Parliament: South Down European Parliament: Northern Ireland Dialling Code: 028, +437 Post Town: Newcastle Postal District(s): BT33 Population (2001) 7,444 View from main street in Newcastle towards Slieve Donard, the highest peak of the Mourne Mountains. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Pilgrims Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come by John Bunyan (published 1678) is an allegorical novel. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is an American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... The Lyric Players Theatre, more commonly known as The Lyric Theatre, or simply The Lyric, is an acting theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... This article is about the capital city of Northern Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. ... John Boorman (born January 18, 1933 in Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom), is a British filmmaker, currently based in Ireland, best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, and The General. ... Of Mice and Men is a novella by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck, first published in 1937, which tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced Anglo migrant ranch workers in California during the Great Depression. ... In Arthurian legend, Sir Gawain (Gawan, Gawein) features as a knight of the Round Table. ... For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... Excalibur is a 1981 film which retells the legend of King Arthur. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... This article is about the 1984 film. ...


In 1987, Neeson made a conscious decision to move to Hollywood in order to star in high-profile roles.[9] That year, he starred alongside Cher and Dennis Quaid in crime thriller, Suspect. The role would bring Neeson critics' applause, but it was 1990's Darkman that would bring his name to the public attention. Although the film gained success, Neeson's following years would not give him the same recognition. In 1993, he joined Ellis Island co-star, and future wife, Natasha Richardson in the Broadway play, Anna Christie. (They also worked together in Nell, released the following year.) Director Steven Spielberg, impressed by his performance, offered him the coveted role of Oskar Schindler, in the upcoming film about The Holocaust, Schindler's List.[10] His critically acclaimed performance later earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor; however, the award went to Tom Hanks for his performance in Philadelphia. Neeson also garnered BAFTA and Golden Globes nominations for Schindler's List. Hollywood redirects here. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. ... Suspect is a 1987 crime thriller set in Washington D.C. starring Cher as Kathleen Riley, the Defense Attorney for a deaf-mute vagrant, played by Liam Neeson, who is accused of murdering the secretary of a judge who has recently committed suicide. ... Darkman is a 1990 film film directed by Sam Raimi that was based on a short story he wrote and paying homage to Universal horror films of the 1930s. ... Natasha Jane Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London), is a Tony Award-winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, an enduring theatrical dynasty. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Anna Christie is a play in four acts by Eugene ONeill. ... Nell is a 1994 drama film starring Jodie Foster as a young woman raised by her mother in an isolated cabin who has to face other human beings for the first time. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist credited with saving almost 1,200[1][2] Jews during the Holocaust, by having them work in his enamelware and ammunitions factories located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... This article is about the movie. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning 1993 drama film revolving around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Schindler's List established Neeson as a widely sought after leading actor. He later starred in period pieces Rob Roy (1995) and Michael Collins (1996), the latter earning him another Golden Globes nomination and a win for Best Starring Role at the Venice Film Festival. Neeson went onto star as Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables and in The Haunting as Dr. David Marrow. In 1999, Neeson took on the role as Obi-Wan Kenobi's mentor, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, in George Lucas' much anticipated Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. His voice would later be used in Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Neeson was to appear in the third prequel, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as a Force Ghost, but a motorcycle accident prevented this and instead the character was mentioned only. Due to his height (6 ftin/193 cm), Neeson cost George Lucas an additional $150,000 in set design on The Phantom Menace[citation needed]. A leading actor, leading actress, or simply lead, plays the role of the protagonist in a film or play. ... In the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. ... Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... Jean Valjean - illustration from original publication of Les Misèrables, after a painting by Gustave Brion (1824-1877) Jean Valjean is a fictional character and the protagnost of Victor Hugos classic novel Les Misèrables. ... Victor-Marie Hugo (pronounced ) (February 26, 1802 — May 22, 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France. ... Les Misérables is a 1998 film version of Victor Hugos 1862 novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. ... The Haunting is a 1999 horror film remake of the 1963 film The Haunting. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...


Neeson narrated the 2001 documentaries Journey Into Amazing Caves and The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure. After being nominated for a Tony Award for his role opposite Laura Linney in The Crucible, Neeson teamed up with Harrison Ford in Kathryn Bigelow's submarine thriller K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) as Captain Mikhail Polenin and appeared in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York (with Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis). He also played a recently widowed writer in Richard Curtis' ensemble comedy Love Actually (2003).[11] His role as Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey again put Neeson up for nomination for a Golden Globe Award but he lost out to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ... Laura Leggett Linney[1][2] (born February 5, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actress, active in movies, television, and theatre. ... For the 1996 film, see The Crucible (1996 film). ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... ARSE FACE!(born 27 November 1951) is an American film director. ... K-19: The Widowmaker is a movie released July 19, 2002, about the first of many disasters that befell the Soviet submarine K-19. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a Golden Globe-, BAFTA- and SAG-Award nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956), was an American biologist and professor of entomology and zoology who in 1947 founded the Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. ... Kinsey film poster Kinsey is a 2004 semi-biographical film written and directed by Bill Condon. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese. ...


In 2004, Neeson hosted an episode of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live. He starred as a redneck trucker, Marlon Weaver, in an "Appalachian Emergency Room" sketch and a hippie in a one-off sketch about two stoners (the other played by Amy Poehler) who attempt to borrow a police dog in order to find their lost stash of marijuana. Despite vowing not to play any characters who were Irish stereotypes, Neeson did play a stereotypically Irish man named Lorken McArdle in the home makeover show parody "You Call This A House, Do Ya?"[12] In 2005, Neeson could be seen playing Godfrey of Ibelin, in Ridley Scott's epic adventure Kingdom of Heaven, Henri Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and as Father Bernard in Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel, Breakfast on Pluto. Also in 2005, he voiced the role of a kindly priest on The Simpsons, who converted Bart and Homer to Catholicism.[13] That same year, he gave his voice to the lion Aslan in the blockbuster fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.[14] // This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the television network. ... SNL redirects here. ... This article is about a stereotypical description. ... Since the beginning of Saturday Night Live, the show has been something of an anti-television show, turning the medium on its head with endless fake commercials and parodies of TV shows themselves. ... Amy Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedienne and actress. ... Barisan of Ibelin (died 1150) was an important figure in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, and was the ancestor of the Ibelin family. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ... This article is about the film. ... Ras al Ghul, sometimes written Rās al Ghūl (Arabic: رأس الغول), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... Neil Jordan (born February 25, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning Irish filmmaker and novelist. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Patrick McCabe (born March 27, 1955 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland) is an Irish writer of mostly dark and violent novels of contemporary, often small-town, Ireland. ... For the film adaptation, please see Breakfast on Pluto (film) Breakfast on Pluto is a 1998 novel by Patrick McCabe. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... This article is about religious workers. ... The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star is the last episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... For other uses, see Aslan (disambiguation). ...


In 2007, Neeson starred in the American Civil War epic Seraphim Falls alongside Pierce Brosnan and Anjelica Huston. He is also set to star as Abraham Lincoln in a film directed by Steven Spielberg.[15] In preparation for the role, Neeson visited Washington, D.C. and read Lincoln's personal letters. He also visited Ford's Theatre, where the President was shot.[16] He again gave his voice to Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).[17] Neeson's voice will also be featured in the video game, Fallout 3.[18] The executive producer of the game, Todd Howard, said "This role was written with Liam in mind, and provides the dramatic tone for the entire game".[19] This is Neeson's second time voicing a video game character; his first was as Henri Ducard in the 2005 adaption of Batman Begins. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Seraphim Falls is a 2007 film starring Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson and Anjelica Huston. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan,The most gorgeous man on the planet OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Fords Theatre at 511 10th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. is an active theatre in Washington DC, United States, used for various performances. ... Assassination of Abraham Lincoln From left to right: Major Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Fallout 3 is an action role-playing game,[4] currently under development by Bethesda Softworks. ... Todd Howard is the current executive producer for Bethesda Softworks, creators of the Elder Scrolls game series. ... Henri Ducard is a fictional character in the Batman comic book universe. ... Batman Begins is a video game based on the fifth Batman movie. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ...


As of May 2008, Neeson is filming the role of Alistair Little in the BBC Northern Ireland/Big Fish Films television drama Five Minutes of Heaven, which tells the true story of a young Protestant man convicted of murdering a Catholic boy during The Troubles.[20] For other uses, see Troubles (disambiguation) and Trouble. ...


In the Director's Commentary of the 2007 Transformers DVD, Michael Bay revealed that he had told the animators to seek inspiration from Liam Neeson in creating Optimus Prime's body language. For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... Optimus Prime (known as Convoy in Japan) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Transformers universes. ... For other uses, see Body language (disambiguation). ...


Neeson narrated the documentary Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, though the date of this is not known.


Personal life

Since July 3, 1994, Neeson has been married to actress Natasha Richardson, with whom he co-starred in Nell. She is a daughter of the late director Tony Richardson and screen legend Vanessa Redgrave and thus a member of the theatrical Redgrave family; her sister is Joely Richardson. They have two sons, Micheál Richard Antonio (born June 22, 1995) and Daniel Jack (born August 28, 1996). The family home is in exurban Millbrook, New York. Neeson turned down the 'Freedom of the town of Ballymena' offered to him by Ballymena Borough Council, because of objections made by members of the Democratic Unionist Party about his comments that he had felt like a 'second-class citizen' growing up as a Roman Catholic in the town. Neeson continues to practise the Roman Catholic religion and has raised his children Roman Catholic.[21] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Natasha Jane Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London), is a Tony Award-winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, an enduring theatrical dynasty. ... Nell is a 1994 drama film starring Jodie Foster as a young woman raised by her mother in an isolated cabin who has to face other human beings for the first time. ... Tony Richardson (June 5, 1928 - November 14, 1991) was a British theatre and film director and producer. ... Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an Academy Award winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, one of the enduring theatrical dynasties. ... The Redgrave family is one of the enduring theatrical dynasties, which is now into its fifth generation. ... Joely Kim Richardson (born 9 January 1965) is an English actress. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The expression exurb (for extra-urban) was coined in the 1950s, by Auguste Comte Spectorsky in his book The Exurbanites, to describe the ring of prosperous rural communities beyond the suburbs that, due to availability via the new high-speed limited-access highways, were becoming dormitory communities for an urban... Millbrook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. ... Ballymena Borough Council is a Local Council in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. ... This article is about the political party in Northern Ireland. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Neeson was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her 1999 New Year's Honours List. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role
1973 Pilgrim's Progress Jesus of Nazareth
1981 Excalibur Gawain
1982 Merlin and the Sword (aka Arthur the King) Grak
1983 Krull Kegan
1984 The Bounty Charles Churchill
Ellis Island Kevin Murray
1986 The Mission Fielding
Lamb Michael Lamb
1987 Suspect Carl Anderson
1988 Satisfaction Martin Falcon
High Spirits Martin Brogan
The Dead Pool Peter Swan
The Good Mother Leo Cutter
1989 Next of Kin Briar Gates
1990 Darkman Peyton Westlake/Darkman
The Big Man Danny Scoular
1991 Under Suspicion Tony Aaron
1992 Husbands and Wives Michael Gates
Leap of Faith Will
1993 Ethan Frome Ethan Frome
Schindler's List Oskar Schindler
1994 Nell Dr. Jerome 'Jerry' Lovell
1995 Rob Roy Robert Roy MacGregor
1996 Michael Collins Michael Collins
Before and After Ben Ryan
1998 Les Misérables Jean Valjean
Everest Narrator
1999 The Haunting Dr. David Marrow
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Qui-Gon Jinn
2000 Gun Shy Charlie Mayo
2001 Journey into Amazing Caves Narrator
2002 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition Narrator
K-19: The Widowmaker Mikhail Polenin
Gangs of New York 'Priest' Vallon
2003 Love Actually Daniel
Coral Reef Adventure Narrator
2004 Kinsey Alfred Kinsey
2005 episode of The Simpsons Father Sean (voice)
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Godfrey of Ibelin
Batman Begins Henri Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul
Breakfast on Pluto Father Bernard
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan (voice)
2007 Seraphim Falls Carver
The Birth of Christ Narrator
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Aslan (voice)
Taken Bryan
The Other Man Peter
Five Minutes of Heaven Adult Alistair Little[20]
2009 Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Aslan (voice)

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NAME Neeson, Liam
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Neeson, William John
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actor
DATE OF BIRTH June 7, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Liam Neeson - Biography - Moviefone (502 words)
Standing a burly 6'4", Liam Neeson was once described by a theatre critic as a "towering sequoia of sex." To say that he has undeniable charisma is certainly accurate, but it is a charisma composed as much of impressive talent as of broken-nosed physical appeal.
Neeson continued to do starring work in such films as Big Man (1991), which featured him as a boxer, Ethan Frome (1992), and Under Suspicion (1992), but ironically, it was his work on the stage that led to his true screen breakthrough.
Neeson received Best Actor Oscar and British Academy Award nominations for his performance, and he subsequently didn't have to worry about finding work in Hollywood, or elsewhere, again.
Liam Neeson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (618 words)
William John 'Liam' Neeson OBE, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on the 7th of June, 1952, is an Oscar-nominated Northern Irish actor.
Neeson was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her 1999 New Year's Honours List.
Liam Neeson's favourite Christmas song is "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, according to a questionnaire in the Love Actually script book (UK).
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