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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

In the news

Liam Neeson thriller Cold Pursuit makes $11m at US box office
BBC Entertainment, 2019-02-11 10:46:14
The actor's race remarks didn't seem to have a big impact on Cold Pursuit's box office takings.

Spike Lee on Liam Neeson racism row: 'It's bad all around'
BBC Entertainment, 2019-02-10 14:35:55
Film director Spike Lee has spoken to the BBC about the race row engulfing actor Liam Neeson.

Michelle Rodriguez Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Way She Defended Liam Neeson Amid Racism Scandal
Entertainment Tonigh, 2019-02-10 08:20:44
The leading lady is walking back her previous comments on the controversy.

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