Liam (William John) Neeson is a British actor, the son of a school guardian named Barney Neeson, now deceased, and Kitty Neeson, a former cook at a girls’ institute, both Catholics.
Liam worked at various trades before turning to acting, boxing as a teenager, during which time his nose was broken.
After giving up boxing, Neeson studied at Queens University Belfast with the intention of becoming a teacher, but abandoned this idea to study acting at the Gaiety School and work in theater in the 1970s, participating in the Belfast Lyric Players Theater. and at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.
Liam got his first major role in the cinema when he took part in Excalibur (1981), a film directed by John Boormanwho admired the actor’s talent after discovering him in the theater.
During the 1980s he appeared in film titles such as:
Mutiny on Board (1984)
The Mission (1986)
The Black List (1988)
Hotel De Los Fantasmas (1988), fantasy-comedy directed by Neil Jordan with Liam as the ghostly “abuser” of blonde Daryl Hannah.
He also did not neglect his career in the theater and participated in various television projects, both telefilms and series, even appearing in an episode of Miami Corruption.
With Darkman (1990), a film directed by sam raimiNeeson was establishing himself as a leading actor in Hollywood.
During the 90s he achieved stardom thanks to his historical performances such as:
Schindler’s List (1993)
Rob Roy (1995)
Michael Collins (1996)
He also appeared as Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace (1999)movie of george lucas which kicked off the first Star Wars trilogy.
For his performance in Schindler’s List, he was nominated for an Oscar for best leading actor and for the Golden Globe, an award he also chose for Michael Collins, a film for which he won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, and Kinsey (2004).
It has also received several nominations for the Tony Awards for theater.
In 1994, Liam married actress Natasha Richardson (born 1963), the daughter of director Tony Richardson and actress vanessa redgrave with whom Neeson shared credits in the theater and in the film Nell.
Natasha and Liam had two sons named Michael Richard Antonio and Daniel Jack.
Before his relationship with Richardson, the Irish actor, who received the Order of the British Empire in 1999, had relationships with:
In 2006 he co-starred with Pierce Brosnan the western “Confronted”.
In “Revenge (Taken)” (2008) It was Bryan, a retired spy trying to free his kidnapped daughter.
The commercial success of this film originated two sequels: “Revenge: Istanbul Connection” (2012) Y “V3nganza” (2014).
On March 18, 2009, Liam’s wife, Natasha Richardson, died after a serious accident on the ski slopes of Quebec.
In the fantasy film and mythological adventures “Clash Of The Titans” (2010) played the god Zeus, a character he repeated in “Wrath Of The Titans” (2012).
In the film adaptation of “The A-Team” (2010) embodied the character of Hannibal.
in the thriller “No Identity” (2011)film directed by the Spanish Jaume Collet-Serra which hit #1 at the US box office, Neeson was Dr. Martin Harris, a man impersonated after spending a period in a coma.
Featuring Joe Carnahan’s action movie set in Alaska “White Hell” (2012) returned to number 1 at the box office in the United States, something he repeated with “Non-Stop” (2014)action intrigue directed by Collet-Serra.
He was directed again by Collet-Serra in “One Night to Survive” (2015).
He became Detective Matthew Scudder, the literary brainchild of Lawrence Block, in the thriller “Walking Among The Tombs” (2014).
A year before I shot with Paul Haggis “In Third Person” (2013)drama in which he had a relationship with Olivia Wilde.
that was directed by Martin Scorsese in “Silence” (2016), a story of Jesuits in 17th century Japan.
Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson teamed up for the fourth time in another action thriller titled “The Passenger” (2018).
The same year he was the husband of Viola Davis in “Widows” (2018) and was directed by the Coen brothers in “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” (2018).
In the year 2019 premiered:
“Eternally In Love” (2019), a romantic drama with the co-starring of Lesley Manville
“Revenge Below Zero” (2019), an action film that remakes a previous Norwegian film titled “One After Another” (2014)
“Men In Black: International” (2019), science fiction comedy with the Irishman as Agent T alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson
He was directed by James D’Arcy in “Una Villa En La Toscana” (2020), a film in which he shared the lead with his son Michael.
In the year 2021 two films will be released:
“The Protector” (2021)
They started the year 2022 with the action film “El Mediador (Blacklight)” (2022).
Later he starred in “The Memory of a Murderer” (2022), directed by Martin Campbell.
What is Liam Neeson up to?
He is currently preparing the films “Marlowe”, “In The Land Of Saints And Sinners”, “Charlie Johnson In The Flames” and “Retribution”.
PILGRIMS PROGRESS (1979) Directed by Ken Anderson
CHRISTIAN (1979) by Ken Anderson
NAILED (1981) by Bill Anderson
EXCALIBUR (1981) Directed by John Boorman
KRULL (1983) Directed by Peter Yates
MOTN ON BOARD (1984) by Roger Donaldson
THE INNOCENT (1985) by John Mackenzie
LAMB (1986) Directed by Colin Gregg
THE MISSION (1986) by Roland Joff
LONGING TO LIVE (1986) by Andrei Konchalovsky
REQUIEM FOR THOSE WHO WILL DIE (1987) by Mike Hodges
SATISFACTION (1988) by Joan Freeman
THE BLACKLIST (1988) by Buddy Van Horn
SUSPECT (1988) by Peter Yates
THE PRICE OF PASSION (1988) by Leonard Nimoy
THE HOTEL OF GHOSTS (1988) by Neil Jordan
BY HIS OWN LAW (1989) by John Irvin
DARKMAN (1990) by Sam Raimi
THE BIG MAN (1990) by David Leland
THE SILENCE OF SUSPECT (1991) by Simon Moore
GLOW IN THE DARK (1992) by David Seltzer
HUSBANDS AND WIVES (1992) by Woody Allen
THE CHARLATN (1992) by Richard Pearce
ETHAN FROME (1993) by John Madden
RUBY CAIRO (1993) de Graeme Clifford
SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) by Steven Spielberg
NELL (1994) by Michael Apted
ROB ROY (1995) by Michael Caton-Jones
BEFORE AND AFTER (1996) by Barbet Schroeder
MICHAEL COLLINS (1996) by Neil Jordan
LES MISERABLES (1998) by Bille August
THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) by George Lucas
THE LAIR (1999) by Jan de Bont
PERFECT WHITE (2000) by Eric Blakeney
K-19 (2002) by Kathryn Bigelow
GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002) by Martin Scorsese
LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) by Richard Curtis
KINSEY (2004) Directed by Bill Condon
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2005) by Ridley Scott
BATMAN BEGINS (2005) by Christopher Nolan
BREAKFAST ON PLUTN (2005) by Neil Jordan
FACED (2006) by David Von Ancken
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN (2008) -voice- by Andrew Adamson
CHRONICLE OF A DECEPTION (2008) by Richard Eyre
REVENGE (TAKEN) (2008) by Pierre Morel
FIVE MINUTES OF GLORY (2009) by Oliver Hirschbiegel
CHLOE (2009) by Atom Egoyan
BEYOND DEATH (2009) by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
Clash of the Titans (2010) by Louis Leterrier
THE A-TEAM (2010) by Joe Carnahan
THE NEXT THREE DAYS (2010) by Paul Haggis
WITHOUT IDENTITY (2011) by Jaume Collet-Serra
WHITE HELL (2012) by Joe Carnahan
WRATH OF THE TITANS (2012) by Jonathan Liebesman
BATTLESHIP (2012) Directed by Peter Berg
THE DARK KNIGHT: THE LEGEND RISES (2012) by Christopher Nolan
REVENGE: ISTANBUL CONNECTION (2012) by Olivier Megaton
KHUMBA (2013) -voice- by Anthony Silverston
IN THE THIRD PERSON (2013) by Paul Haggis
THE LEGO MOVIE (2014) by Phil Lord and Chris Miller
NON-STOP (2014) by Jaume Collet-Serra
A THOUSAND WAYS TO GET THE DUST (2014) by Seth MacFarlane
OPERATION PEANUTS (2014) -voice- by Peter Lepeniotis
WALKING AMONG THE GRAVES (2014) by Scott Frank
V3NGANZA (2014) by Olivier Megaton
A NIGHT TO SURVIVE (2015) by Jaume Collet-Serra
TED 2 (2015) by Seth MacFarlane
OPERATION CHROMITE (2016) by John H. Lee
A MONSTER COMES TO SEE ME (2016) -voice- by Juan Antonio Bayona
SILENCE (2016) by Martin Scorsese
MARK FELT. THE INFORMER (2017) by Peter Landesman
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (2018) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
THE PASSENGER (2018) by Jaume Collet-Serra
WIDOWS (2018) by Steve McQueen
FOREVER IN LOVE (2019) by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL (2019) by F. Gary Gray
REVENGE BELOW ZERO (2019) by Hans Petter Moland
AN HONEST THIEF (2020) by Mark Williams
A VILLA IN TUSCANY (MADE IN ITALY) (2020) by James D’Arcy
THE PROTECTOR (2021) by Robert Lorenz
ICE ROAD (2021) by Jonathan Hensleigh
THE MEDIATOR (BLACKLIGHT) (2022) by Mark Williams
THE MEMORY OF A KILLER (2022) by Martin Campbell
About to release or in the production phase currently
MARLOWE (2022) by Neil Jordan
RETRIBUTION (2022) by Nimrd Antal
IN THE LAND OF SAINTS AND SINNERS (2023) by Robert Lorenz
CHARLIE JOHNSON IN THE FLAMES (2023) by Tarik Saleh
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