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Liam Neeson


Neeson at the 2012 Deauville American Film Festival

Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur (1981). Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty (1984) and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission (1986).

Fact file

  • Born: Liam John Neeson 7 June 1952 (age 63) Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1976–present
  • Spouse(s): Natasha Richardson (1994–2009, her death)
  • Children: 2
  • Relatives: Vanessa Redgrave (mother-in-law) Tony Richardson (deceased father-in-law) Joely Richardson (sister-in-law)

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Liam Neeson gives new apology for 'impulsive' revenge revelation: 'I missed the point'
USA Today Movies, 2019-03-29 21:45:57
Liam Neeson has offered a deeper apology for a racially-charged revenge story he recounted two months ago: "I missed the point and hurt many people."         

Variety, 2019-03-29 20:12:50
Weeks after generating controversy for discussing a past event in which he wanted to bait a black man into fighting him to avenge a recently raped friend, Liam Neeson has released an apology for the remarks. “Over the last several weeks, I have reflected on and spoken to a variety ...

Review: ‘Gloria Bell’ shows Julianne Moore thriving — and dancing — through middle age
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-03-07 20:25:00
It's a rare phenomenon for a director to remake their own movie, but this year, there are already two instances of filmmakers retrofitting their foreign-language darlings for American audiences. Hans Petter Moland turned his Scandinavian thriller “In Order of Disappearance” into the Liam Neeson...

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