Liam Neeson

Actor, Forklift operator, Architect's assistant
From real life legends like Oskar Schindler and Michael Collins to classic literature's Jean Valjean, actor Liam Neeson's masterful characterizations of flawed men capable of extraordinary things established him as a ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1952 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (137)

A Monster Calls 2016 (Movie)

Monster (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Thy Nature 2016 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Red Nose Day 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Silence 2016 (Movie)

Father Ferreira (Actor)

A Christmas Star 2015 (Movie)

Radio DJ (Narrator)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Guys Choice 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Guest

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet 2015 (Movie)

Mustafa (Voice)

Manny 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Operation Chromite 2015 (Movie)

General Douglas MacArthur (Actor)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

Jimmy Conlon (Actor)

Saving My Tomorrow 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Taken 3 2015 (Movie)

Bryan Mills (Actor)

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

Customer (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Clinch (Actor)

A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 (Movie)

Matt Scudder (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Non-Stop 2014 (Movie)

Bill Marks (Actor)

Road 2014 (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

The Lego Movie 2014 (Movie)

Bad Cop/Good Cop/Pa Cop (Voice)

The Nut Job 2014 (Movie)

Racoon (Voice)

Third Person 2014 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Girl Rising 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet 2013 (Movie)

Mustafa (Actor)

Khumba 2013 (Movie)

Phango (Voice)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

Admiral Shane (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Taken 2 2012 (Movie)

Bryan Mills (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Daily Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Ra's Al Ghul (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

Ottway (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wrath of the Titans 2012 (Movie)

Zeus (Actor)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Unknown 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Martin Harris (Actor)

After.Life 2010 (Movie)

Eliot Deacon (Actor)

Chloe 2010 (Movie)

David Stewart (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 2010 (Movie)

Zeus (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

Hannibal (Actor)

The Big C 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Next Three Days 2010 (Movie)

Damon Pennington (Actor)

The Wildest Dream 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Minutes of Heaven 2009 (Movie)

Alistair Little (Actor)

Ponyo 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Fujimoto (Actor)

Taken 2009 (Movie)

Bryan (Actor)

The Other Man 2009 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 (Movie)

Aslan (Voice)

Trumbo 2008 (Movie)

Dalton Trumbo (Actor)

Home 2007 (Movie)

(Himself)

Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

Carver (Actor)

Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Ducard (Actor)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

Father Bernard (Actor)

Kingdom of Heaven 2005 (Movie)

Godfrey of Ibelin (Actor)

The Simpsons 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Coral Reef Adventure 2004 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Alfred Kinsey (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Richard Gere 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Reeve: Courageous Steps 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Priest Vallon (Actor)

George Lucas: Creating an Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 (Movie)

Mikhail Polenin (Actor)

Revenge of the Whale 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Changing Stages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey Into Amazing Caves 2001 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

Qui-Gon Jinn (Actor)

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

Dr David Marrow (Actor)

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Everest (IMAX) 1998 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Les Miserables 1998 (Movie)

Jean Valjean (Actor)

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jerusalem: City of Heaven 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Leap of Faith 1996 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

Ben Ryan (Actor)

Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

Michael Collins (Actor)

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Lamb 1995 (Movie)

Michael Lamb--Brother Sebastian (Actor)

Out of Ireland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Rob Roy 1995 (Movie)

Rob Roy (Actor)

The Barbara Walters Special (03/27/95) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Nell 1994 (Movie)

Gerome Lovell (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Deception 1993 (Movie)

Fergus Lamb (Actor)

Ethan Frome 1993 (Movie)

Ethan Frome (Actor)

Schindler's List 1993 (Movie)

Oskar Schindler (Actor)

Sweet As You Are 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

Franze-Otto Dietrich (Actor)

Under Suspicion 1992 (Movie)

Tony Aaron (Actor)

Crossing the Line 1991 (Movie)

Danny Scoular (Actor)

Revolver 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Darkman 1990 (Movie)

Dr Peyton Westlake/Darkman (Actor)

Next of Kin 1989 (Movie)

Briar Gates (Actor)

High Spirits 1988 (Movie)

Martin Brogan (Actor)

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

Martin Falcon (Actor)

The Dead Pool 1988 (Movie)

Peter Swan (Actor)

The Good Mother 1988 (Movie)

Leo Cutter (Actor)

A Prayer for the Dying 1987 (Movie)

Liam Docherty (Actor)

Suspect 1987 (Movie)

Carl Wayne Anderson (Actor)

Duet For One 1986 (Movie)

Harry Totter (Actor)

If Tomorrow Comes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mission 1986 (Movie)

Fielding (Actor)

The Bounty 1984 (Movie)

Churchill (Actor)

The Innocent 1983 (Movie)

Carns (Actor)

Excalibur 1981 (Movie)

Gawain (Actor)

A Woman of Substance (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur the King (TV Show)

Actor

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Hold the Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Space Station (TV Show)

Narrator

Liberty Kids (TV Show)

Voice

Sworn to Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From real life legends like Oskar Schindler and Michael Collins to classic literature's Jean Valjean, actor Liam Neeson's masterful characterizations of flawed men capable of extraordinary things established him as a performer of great note, while managing to bring an uncommon humble grace to his profession. Though he started performing in the mid-1970s as part of an Irish acting company, Neeson earned international prominence years later when he played the flawed, but ultimately redemptive German industrialist in "Schindler's List" (1993), which earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Neeson would sink his teeth into "Michael Collins" (1996), playing an Irish hero revered by multiple generations, then settled into a series of lesser known, but no less accomplished performances in features, including a compelling performance in the title role of "Kinsey" (2004). But it was turns as Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn in "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999), Zeus in the remake of "Clash of the Titans" (2010) and John "Hannibal" Smith in "The A-Team" (2010) that gave Neeson his widest appeal to moviegoers. Shockingly widowed in 2009 after his wife, actress Natasha Richardson, passed away after a ski-related concussion, a shell shocked Neeson continued to work steadily, becoming admired as much for the strength of character he exhibited in the wake of the family tragedy as he was for his acting talent. Whether appearing in big-budget blockbusters like "Battleship" (2012) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012) or smaller, artier fare like "Chloe" (2009), Liam Neeson consistently delivered quality work in both leading and supporting roles.

Relationships

Laura Brent Actor

Companion
Rumored to be dating co-star from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010)

Jennifer Grey Actor

Companion
Briefly dated

Freya Johnston

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2010

Helen Mirren Actor

Companion
Met while making "Excalibur" (1981) Lived together from 1981-85

Barney Neeson

Father

Kitty Neeson

Mother

Daniel Neeson

Son
Born Aug. 28, 1996; mother, Natasha Richardson

Micheal Neeson

Son
Born June 22, 1995; mother, Natasha Richardson

Bernadette Neeson

Sister

Elizabeth Neeson

Sister

Rosaleen Neeson

Sister

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Mother-In-Law

Natasha Richardson Actor

Wife
Met while co-starring together in the Broadway revival of "Anna Christie" (1993) Co-starred in the film "Nell" (1994) Married July 3, 1994 until Richardson's death on March 18, 2009 due to head injury from a skiing accident Richardson died on March 18, 2009 due to head injury from a skiing accident

Julia Roberts Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Satisfaction" (1988) Together from 1988-90; lived together in Venice, CA Later co-starred together in "Michael Collins" (1996)

Brooke Shields Actor

Companion
Briefly dated c. 1991-92

Barbra Streisand Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

EDUCATION

Attended a teacher's college in Newcastle, England, but did not complete studies

Queen's University

Attended only one year

Milestones

2012

Returned to Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise as Ra's Al Ghul in "The Dark Knight Rises"

2012

Starred in the adventure thriller "The Grey," directed by Joe Carnahan

2012

Cast as one of the leads in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"

2012

Reprised role in action sequel "Taken 2"

2012

Reprised role of Zeus in the fantasy adventure sequel "Wrath of the Titans"

2010

Portrayed Zeus, the leader of the Gods of Mount Olympus, in a remake of "Clash of the Titans"

2010

Co-starred with Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried in Atom Egoyan's erotic thriller "Chloe"

2010

Reprised role as the voice of Aslan in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"

2010

Starred in the feature film adaptation of "The A-Team" as John 'Hannibal' Smith, originally played on the 1980s TV series by George Peppard

2008

Reprised role as the voice of Aslan in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"

2008

Played a retired CIA operative whose daughter is kidnapped in "Taken"

2007

Co-starred with Pierce Brosnan in the Western "Seraphim Falls"

2005

Starred alongside Cillian Murphy, as the priest who fathers him in Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto"

2005

Voiced Aslan in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"; feature based on the novel by C.S. Lewis

2005

Played Batman's mentor Henri Ducard in "Batman Begins," directed by Christopher Nolan

2005

Cast opposite Orlando Bloom in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"

2004

Played the title role in Bill Condon's "Kinsey"; received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations

2003

Played a widower in Richard Curtis' ensemble comedy "Love Actually"

2002

Returned to Broadway in "The Crucible" opposite Laura Linney

2002

Appeared in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film "Gangs of New York"

1999

Cast in featured role as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace"

1999

Portrayed a professor who conducts psychological experiments in Jan De Bont's remake of "The Haunting"

1998

Starred as Jean Valjean in Bille August's adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale of injustice "Les Miserables"

1998

Returned to Broadway playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's drama "The Judas Kiss"

1996

Starred as the title revolutionary in Neil Jordan's controversial film "Michael Collins"

1996

Played a father whose teenaged son is charged with murder in "Before and After"; co-starred Meryl Streep

1995

Played title role in the Scotland set historical adventure "Rob Roy"

1994

Co-starred with Natasha Richardson and Jodie Foster in "Nell"

1993

Breakthrough screen role as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"; received Best Actor Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations

1992

Featured in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"

1992

Broadway debut in a critically-acclaimed perfomance in "Anna Christie" opposite Natasha Richardson

1990

Made feature starring debut as the titular tortured antihero of "Darkman"

1988

Landed featured role in "The Good Mother" opposite Diane Keaton

1987

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

1987

Featured as a deaf-mute man falsely accused of murder and defended by Cher in "Suspect"

1986

Reprised role of Blackie O'Neill in the syndicated miniseries sequel "Hold That Dream"

1985

Acted in the TV-movie "Merlin and the Sword" (CBS)

1984

U.S. TV debut, the CBS miniseries "Ellis Island"

1984

Co-starred as Blackie O'Neill in the syndicated miniseries "A Woman of Substance"

1981

Feature film debut, as Sir Gawain in Boorman's "Excalibur"

1980

Played Lenny in the Abbey Theatre production of "Of Mice and Men"; spotted by director John Boorman who later cast the actor in "Excalibur"

1979

Made educational film debut as Jesus of Nazareth in a film based on John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" (filmed for evangelical Bible students in Ireland)

1978

Joined the Abbey Theatre after moving to Dublin

1976

Stayed with the Lyric Players' Theatre repertory company for two years

1976

Made professional stage debut in "The Risen People" at Lyric Player's Theatre in Belfast

1969

Quit boxing as a middleweight, following a blackout after a bout

1961

At age nine, joined a boxing team run by a priest

Planned to become a teacher, before answering an ad placed by the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast

Grew up in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Bonus Trivia

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Neeson was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in December 1999.

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Neeson suffered a broken pelvis when his motorcycle collided with a deer near his upstate New York home on July 11, 2000.

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In 2002, Neeson received an Order of the British Empire Award from Queen Elizabeth for his stage and screen career.

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