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Liam Neeson

Biography

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)

Read more about Liam Neeson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Father’s Day is June 16 and if you’re looking for a great last-minute gift, here are 10 solid picks inspired by our favorite TV and movie dads. Whether he’s tough and on-the-go like Liam Neeson in “Taken,” or more of a beer and chill guy like “Married With Children’s” Al ...

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Variety, 2019-05-09 21:46:04
Liam Neeson is returning to familiar turf, starring in the independent action-thriller “The Minuteman” from director Robert Lorenz. Voltage Pictures is on board to represent the movie at the Cannes Film Festival. CAA and UTA Independent Film Group will co-represent the U.S. rights. Neeson has starred in the “Taken” trilogy, ...

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Variety, 2019-05-07 11:01:55
Lionsgate U.K. has acquired U.K. rights to comedy “Made in Italy,” starring Liam Neeson. Lindsay Duncan, who starred in “Le Week-End,” and Valeria Bilello have joined the cast, which includes Micheál Richardson. HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales. The film, James D’Arcy’s feature directorial debut, is set in Tuscany. It ...

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