Liam Neeson OBE Neeson at the 2012 Deauville American Film Festival Born Liam John Neeson (1952-06-07) 7 June 1952 (age 68) Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Citizenship Irish British American Occupation Actor Years active 1976–present Works Full list Spouse(s) Natasha Richardson (m. 1994; died 2009) Children 2 Awards Full list Liam John Neeson OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor ...
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Liam Neeson From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William John "Liam" Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an Irish actor and comedian, nominated for many awards including the Oscar.
- William John Neeson, 7 June 1952 (age 68), Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
- Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Michael Collins in Michael Collins, Henri Ducard/Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises
Liam Neeson ha sido nominado a numerosos premios, como el premio Óscar a mejor actor, el BAFTA a mejor actor protagonista o el Globo de Oro a mejor actor de drama. La revista Empire lo incluyó en sus listas de Los 100 actores más atractivos de la historia y Las 100 mayores estrellas de cine de todos los tiempos .
Liam John Neeson, OBE (n. 7 iunie 1952, Ballymena, Irlanda de Nord) este un actor nord-irlandez care a fost nominalizat de-a lungul carierei la Premiile Oscar, Globurile de Aur și BAFTA.
Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film that is loosely based on the board game of the same name.The film was directed by Peter Berg and stars Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Tadanobu Asano, and Liam Neeson.
Liam Neeson foi nomáu a numberosos premios, como'l premiu Óscar a meyor actor, el BAFTA a meyor actor protagonista o'l Globu d'Oru a meyor actor de drama. La revista Empire incluyir nes sos llistes de Los 100 actores más curiosos de la hestoria y Les 100 mayores estrelles de cine de tolos tiempos .
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Liam Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. He rose to prominence when he starred in the title role in 1993 Oscar winner Schindlers List.
Neeson was then starred in other films, including the title role in the historical biopic Michael Collins, the film adaptation of Victor Hugos 1862 novel Les Misérables, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace as Qui-Gon Jinn, the biographical drama Kinsey, Batman Begins as Ras al Ghul, the action thriller series Taken (20082014), Clash of the Titans as Zeus, The Chronicles of Narnia series (20052010) as Aslan, and The Grey. All these movies were a big hit critically as well as box office wise.
Neeson was born Liam John Neeson on 7 June 1952, in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He was born to Katherine Kitty Neeson (née Brown) and Bernard Barney Neeson. Raised as a Roman Catholic, he was named Liam after the local priest. The third of 4 siblings, he has 3 sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen. At 9, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club and later became Ulsters amateur senior boxing champion.
Neeson first stepped on stage at age 11 after his English teacher offered him the lead role in a school play, which he accepted because the girl he was attracted to was starring in it. He continued to act in school productions over the following years. His interest in acting and decision to become an actor was also influenced by minister Ian Paisley, into whose Free Presbyterian church Neeson would sneak.
In 1971, Neeson was enrolled as a physics and computer science student at Queens University Belfast, before leaving to work for the Guinness Brewery. At Queens, he discovered a talent for football and was spotted by Seán Thomas at Bohemian F.C. There was a club trial in Dublin and Neeson played 1 game as a substitute against Shamrock Rovers F.C. but was not offered a contract.
Director Steven Spielberg offered Neeson the role of Oskar Schindler in the film about the Holocaust, Schindlers List, after seeing him in Anna Christie on Broadway. His critically acclaimed performance earned him a nomination for a Best Actor Oscar, & helped the film earn Best Picture of 1993. However, the best actor award went to Tom Hanks for his performance in Philadelphia. Neeson also garnered BAFTA & Golden Globes nominations for his work.
Soon, Neeson became an in-demand leading actor. He starred in the subsequent period pieces Rob Roy (1995) & Michael Collins (1996), the latter earning him a win for Best Starring Role at the Venice Film Festival & another Golden Globe nomination. Neeson went on to star as Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugos Les Misérables & in The Haunting (1999) as Dr. David Marrow. In 1999, Neeson starred as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Despite mixed reviews from critics & fans, it was an enormous box-office success & remained the most financially successful Star Wars film unadjusted for inflation, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His performance received several positive reviews, & a Saturn Award nomination. A stock recording of his voice from The Phantom Menace can be heard during a scene in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Neeson was later reported to be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith but ultimately did not. In the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (200814), Neeson reprised the role of Qui-Gon. Neeson reunited with director Steven Spielberg with plans to star as Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Lincoln. In preparation for the role, Neeson visited the District of Columbia and Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln lived prior to being elected and read Lincolns personal letters. He eventually declined the role, claiming he was past his sell date & had grown too old to play Lincoln. He was later replaced in the role by Daniel Day-Lewis. In 2011, he played himself, in BBC2s series Lifes Too Short. In late 2011, Neeson was cast to play the lead character, a journalist, in a new album recording and arena production of Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds. He replaced Richard Burton, who had posthumously appeared in the arena production through CGI animation. Neeson did not physically appear on the stage, instead of playing the role through the use of 3D holography. Neeson had a supporting role as the henchman Bad Cop/Good Cop in the animated film The Lego Movie, which was a critical and commercial success. He later played Bill Marks in the 2014 action film Non-Stop. Neeson also appeared, uncredited, as God in the BBC2 series Rev., & starred in the 2014 film A Walk Among the Tombstones.
In 2004, Neeson hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. Despite vowing not to play any Irish stereotypes, Neeson did play a stereotypically Irish man in the home makeover show parody You Call This A House, Do Ya?
He also voiced the main characters father, James in the video game, Fallout 3. In the directors commentary of the 2007 Transformers DVD, Michael Bay said that he had told the animators to seek inspiration from Neeson in creating Optimus Primes body language. Neeson also appeared in the BBC Northern Ireland/Big Fish Films television drama Five Minutes of Heaven.
In 2012, Neeson starred as John Ottway in The Grey. The film received mostly positive reviews & Neesons performance received critical acclaim. He also starred in Taken 2, a successful sequel to his 2008 blockbuster. That year, he once again played Ras al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises, the third & final film in Christopher Nolans The Dark Knight Trilogy. He narrated the first trailer for the film.
In the year 2000, Neeson was offered the Freedom of the Town of Ballymena by the Ballymena Borough Council, but because of objections made by members of the Democratic Unionist Party regarding his comments that he had felt like a second-class citizen growing up as a Catholic in the town, he declined the award, citing tensions. Subsequently, on 28 January 2013, he received the Freedom of the Borough from Ballymena Borough Council at a ceremony in the town.
Neeson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2000 New Year Honours. The American Ireland Fund honored him with their Performing Arts Award for the great distinction he has brought to Ireland at their 2008 Dinner Gala in New York City. On 9 April 2016, Neeson was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award by the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA). In 2017, Neeson was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 74 in the list of 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide.
There were rumors about Neeson converting to Islam, which he denied. However, the actor has expressed an affection for the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, that he grew accustomed to while filming Taken 2 in Istanbul: By the third week, it was like I couldnt live without it. It really became hypnotic and very moving for me in a very special way. Very beautiful. Other than this, there are no any much significant rumors and controversies regarding him yet.
He has a height of 6 feet 4 inches with body weight 102kg. He has light brown hair color and his eye color is blue. His shoe size is 12 (US).
He is active on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 29.7k followers on Instagram and has more than 7.9k followers on Twitter.