Liam Neeson – Biography of a great actor

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After leaving university Liam held a variety of jobs. He worked as a fork lift operator at Guinness and even as a truck driver. He took on a position at a teacher training college in Newcastle (UK) for two years. It was in 1978 that he first worked in films. Liam portrayed Jesus Christ for the film Pilgrim’s Progress. He won roles for the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast. Liam was with the Lyric Players for two years before he moved to Dublin. He was offered a part in a production at the Project Arts Centre and took on several projects with them.

In 1980 John Boorman, a filmmaker saw Liam in the role of Lennie Small from the play, Of Mice and Men. John Boorman offered Liam a part in the Arthurian movie Excalibur. After portraying the character of Sir Gawain in Excalibur Liam moved to London. In London, Liam continued his work on the stage as well as television and low budget films. Between 1982 and 1987 Liam also starred in five films in all. He took a starring role alongside Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson in The Bounty, and was working with Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission.

Liam decided to move to Hollywood in 1987. It was his ambition to work in high profile roles. 1987 saw him star with Cher and Dennis Quai in Suspect. His role won critical applause. International recognition was won with his performance in the Steven Spielberg film Schindler’s List. His portrayal of Oskar Schindler brought an Academy Award nomination for the Best Actor. He also won nominations for this role with the BAFTA’s and Golden Globe Awards. It was Schindler’s List that was to establish Liam as a leading actor in Hollywood. Some of his other famous period films include Rob Roy and Michael Collins. Michael Collins earned Liam a nomination for a Golden Globe and he won the Best Starring Role at the Venice Film Festival.

Liam Neeson To Receive New Award

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Liam Neeson received a new award this weekend. It seems that the famous actor has just received the Belfast Ambassador Award, for the first time. During a visit in New York City, the famous actor received this great honor.

Why Liam Neeson? “No-one has been a greater ambassador for the arts and culture of Belfast, highlighting its burgeoning theatre scene and its new film-making fame,” the new Lord Mayor of Belfast, Marin O Muilleoir, claimed. “Liam Neeson has also been a tireless ally of the peace process and a standard-bearer for the transformation Belfast has undergone,” he added.


Liam Neeson is one of the most famous and talented actors in the world. The star has recently turned 60 and it seems that he received another gift from the city of Belfast. And the Irish-born actor is more successful than ever with his latest roles.

Liam Neeson remains most famous for his roles in Schindler’s List, Before and After, Star Wars: Episode 1, Grands of New York, Batman Begins, the Dark Knight Rises and The Phantom Menance. There are numerous other movies in which Neeson has starred until today. He is set to release Run All Night, A Million Ways to Die in the West, as well as The Lego Movie, in 2014. Third Person, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Non-Stop are still in the filming process.

Liam Neeson: Tidbits and Trivia

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Hailing from Northern Ireland, this Irish actor is not only famous in the Irish community but is also famous in Germany, Denmark, and in fact, in the whole world. His charisma and charm captivated plenty of action fans and even the hearts of women. Whether you are updated with Neeson’s activities or are simply a fan of the actor, here are some tidbits about Neeson you may have missed:

Memetic mutation

Arguably, the popularity of memes may have been attributed to the rise of the website 9gag. In fact, over the years, the memes have grown rapidly. From the Overly Attached Girlfriend, Good Guy Greg, Bad Luck Brian, and even the Derp and Derpina, 9gag has it. And of course, there is also that famous Liam Neeson meme highlighting a legendary line in the film Taken, which says “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” The specific scene was shortened to the now famous meme “I don’t know you are but I will find you and kill you.” Ask any place in Europe be it Denmark or Norway and you’ll find that the meme is popular hit.

If Neeson were James Bond

Liam Neeson fans would probably have loved the famed celebrity even more if he had not turned down the role of James Bond in the 1995 film, Goldeneye. Ironically, Neeson reportedly refused to play the role because he was not interested in starring in action movies. But you see, he would later change his decision and has in fact been more notable in the action film genre as evidenced by the iconic film Taken. Neeson could have perfectly fit the 007 character. Imagine if he played in the 1995 Goldeneye film or if he was chosen over Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, or Skyfall. He would be a perfect protagonist paired up with the lovely Eva Green. and yes, Eva Green’s character was also the one kidnapped. Bond’s incredible dexterity and skill in strategic thinking is a product of both practice and luck. Something you might be able to acquire on online card or board gaming sites like Armed with the perfect suit and an expertise in strategic wit, Liam Neeson fans could fulfil the 007 role that the Northern Irish star rejected.

Liam Neeson To Star In Gang Story

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Liam Neeson surely is one of the most famous and talented actors in Hollywood. So, there is no shock when this star is cast in a new movie. Now, reports indicate that Liam Neeson will take the lead role in upcoming movie Gang Story. The movie is directed by David Espinosa, who became famous for his work in Safe House, a very successful project and a much appreciated movie.

So, with this movie, fans will be able to see Liam Neeson is another role except for action and fight scenes. The story focuses on the life of Edmond “Mormon” Vidal, who became well known for his armed robberies back in the 1970s. Even though Edmond had given up that life, leaving everything behind, an unexpected event will take place to change it all. Edmond, who is 60 years old, will be contacted by an old friend, Serge Suttel, a notorious robber, who will manage to get him into trouble. The story actually shows how the past comes back to hunt Edmond, who seems to be unable to leave it all behind him.

Gang Story actually is the remake of a French movie, which was released in 2011. The movie, Les Lyonnais, also focused on the story of a former bank robber. Below you can watch the trailer for the original movie, directed by Olivier Marchal.

Filming for the new movie will probably occupy some of Liam Neeson’s time, even though the actor is expected to also work at Taken 3: Taken Not Stirred. Well, if Taken 3 will be released after all and when will this happen is something we are about to see. The future of this squeal has been put in incertitude, based on the limited success that Taken 2 has registered.

Which of these movies will be better and which one will be more successful is something we will surely find out soon. However, it is all a well known fact that Liam Neeson is an amazing actor, so his performances are expected to be great, regardless of the story we may be referring to.

Liam Neeson – Batman Role

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Liam Neeson is one of the most successful Hollywood stars at the moment. The actor was born in June, 1952, in Ballymena, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland. Liam began his acting career in 1973. Throughout the years, Liam Neeson was cast in numerous movies. He remains best known for his roles in Schindler’s List, but also in Star Wars and Batman Begins. Actually, Liam Neeson’s performance in Batman is absolutely spectacular.

In Batman Begins, Liam Neeson portrayed the role of Ra’s al Ghul/ Henri Ducard. The actor was also featured in the third movie from the series, The Dark Knight Rises, reprising the same role. In the first Batman movie, Ra’s al Ghul is Batman’s mentor. He teaches Bruce Wayne all he needs to know to become powerful. In this movie, Liam Neeson is presented as a great mentor and teacher of the future superhero, under the name of Henri Ducard. Later, he will become the worst enemy of Batman, trying to destroy Gotham with the League of Shadows. Naturally, Batman will try to prevent that from happening.

If you are going to watch the entire Batman series, you will also find out that Ra’s al Ghul was actually the father of Bruce’s later romantic interest and also foe, Talia al Ghul. In The Dark Knight Rises, fans will also be able to find out the story of Ra’s al Ghul. In his youthful days, he has been a mercenary working for a powerful warlord. However, he unfortunately felt in love with the warlord’s daughter. The two had a child together, but once the warlord found out about the affair, he decided to condemn him to the Pit prison, a place from where no one has ever escaped. Still, the warlord’s daughter managed to convince her father to let Ra’s al Ghul go and she would take his place inside the prison.

Once he was free, the mercenary joined the League of Shadows. Talia, his daughter was born inside the prison, but managed to escape with the help of another prisoner, Bane. Talia and her father returned to the Pit to rescue Bane, who had become mutilated being beaten for helping Talia escape the prison.

Liam Neeson had an extremely interesting role in Batman, although it wasn’t a positive one. And the actor has definitely managed to impress with his skills. Liam performed in an amazing manner a difficult role and he surely deserves all credit for that. Thanks to his great performance, as well as to the amazing work of all the other actors, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises have all been amazingly successful.

Non-Stop Filming Starts In New York

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Non-Stop is the newest and one of the most expected movies at the moment, staring famous actor Liam Neeson. The upcoming movie has just began to be filmed in New York City. Non-Stop is expected to be released in 2013.


Non-Stop stars Liam Neeson, Michelle Dockery, Julianne Moore, Anson Mount, Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll, Linus Roache, Nate Parker and Bar Paly. Naturally, the main stars of Non-Stop are going to be Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.

Non-Stop is produced by Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. The movie is centered on the adventures of a federal air marshal, whose role is naturally played by Liam Neeson. The character will have to survive a great challenge coming from a strange enemy, who threatens the lives of all passengers in the plane. Julianne Moore will play the role of this character’s love interest. She is a passenger in the plane as well, being a skilled technician in electronics.


This is not the first time when Neeson and Moore share the big screen. The two have previously played the role of a married couple in the 2009 movie, Chloe. However, the performances that Neeson and Moore are expected to achieve in this movie are surely great. The two actors are known to be some of the most successful Hollywood stars at the moment. For instance, Julianne has recently won an Emmy Award for portraying Sarah Palin in Game Change.


If Non-Stop will really turn out to be a success or not is something we are most likely going to find out next year when the movie is expected to be out. Till then, Liam Neeson’s fans can enjoy the four successful films that the star has released in 2012. They are Taken 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Battleship and Wrath of the Titans.