10 Facts about Liam Neeson

Post On: January 5, 2017
By: Agustina

Let me show you about an actor from Northern Ireland on Facts about Liam Neeson. He was born on June 7th, 1952. He spent two years in Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast.  Then he took part in Excalibur (1981). It was an Arthurian film. Neeson played with the major actors like Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 1982 until 1987. In Next of Kin (1989), Neeson shared screen with Patrick Swayze where he became a leading actor.

Facts about Liam Neeson 1: fame

Neeson earned the critical acclaim after he appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. The movie received an Oscar where Neeson got the titular role in the movie.

Liam Neeson Facts

Liam Neeson Facts

Facts about Liam Neeson 2: the other successful movies

Neeson rose as a top actor who appeared in many successful movies.  He portrayed Ra’s al Ghul in Barman Begins.  He took the role as Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Neeson also took part in the novel adaptation of Les Misérables.

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Facts about Liam Neeson 3: the other movies

The other movies of Neeson included The Grey (2011), The Chronicles of Narnia series (2005–10), Clash of the Titans (2010) and Taken (2008–15).

Facts about Liam Neeson 4: the birthplace of Neeson

The birthplace of Neeson was located in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. His father was a caretaker named Bernard Neeson. His mother was a cook named Katherine.

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Liam Neeson Pictures

Facts about Liam Neeson 5: siblings

Elizabeth, Bernadette and Rosaleen are the three sisters of Liam. He is the third child in the family.

Facts about Liam Neeson 6: a school production

Neeson had his first performance on stage when he was 11 years old. He was offered a leading role by his English teacher.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Facts about Liam Neeson 7: the previous job

Before Liam pursued his career as an actor, he did a number of casual jobs. He became a truck driver or even a forklift operator.

Facts about Liam Neeson 8: the first film

Pilgrim’s Progress (1978) was the first film for Neeson where he portrayed Jesus Christ and Evangelist.

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Facts about Liam Neeson 9: Excalibur

In the film Excalibur, Liam portrayed Excalibur. He landed on the role after John Boorman saw his act in Of Mice and Men stage production in 1980.

Facts about Liam Neeson

Facts about Liam Neeson

Facts about Liam Neeson 10: Taken

A movie which made him earned the public attention again was Taken (2008) where he shared screen with Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. The movie was commercially successful. It grossed $223.9 million worldwide.

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