Liam Neeson is an iconic actor and producer who has been entertaining audiences for decades. He was born in Northern Ireland on June 7, 1952 and began his career at the age of 19 as a stage performer. From there, he quickly moved onto television roles before eventually transitioning to film making him one of the most recognizable faces today.
Throughout his impressive career spanning over four decades, Liam Neeson has had unforgettable leading performances in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including Schindler’s List (1993), Taken (2008) and The Grey (2011). His talent does not stop there however; he went on to star in various independent films such as Love Actually (2003), Kinsey (2004) and Non-Stop (2014).
Neeson has also won numerous awards for both his acting work and producing credits. In 1998 he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Michael Collins which earned him international recognition. Later that year, he took home two Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role & Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – both were awarded to everyone involved with Steven Spielberg’s World War II epic Saving Private Ryan starring Tom Hanks alongside Neeson himself. Additionally, Liam was honored with a Golden Globe award win & nominations throughout the years between 1994 – 2018 due primarily to his successful movie appearances many fans know & love all around the world!
As well as appearing onscreen more recently playing Qui Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, voicing Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia series or even providing narration duties for documentaries like Sea Rex 3D Journey To A Prehistoric World it appears that this beloved actor isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon either!
With plenty more projects lined up ahead & continuous praise coming from critics alike we can expect nothing but greatness out of Mr Liam John Neeson yet again soon enough.
Born to Catholic parents Katherine “Kitty” Neeson and Bernard “Barney” Neeson near Ballymena, Northern Ireland in 1952, Liam was brought up with three siblings; Elizabeth, Bernadette and Daniel.
After graduating from school he enrolled at Queen’s University Belfast where he studied physics and computer science while also joining an amateur dramatic society which kickstarted his acting career path. In 1976 after appearing on stage plays like Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill and Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift he went onto appear on television programs like BBC’s Play For Today (1976) before moving to London two years later to pursue further opportunities within theater productions such as Guys And Dolls (1978).
His first feature film role came shortly thereafter when director John Boorman cast him alongside Helen Mirren in Excalibur (1981). He then starred opposite Mel Gibson for Ragner Nielsen’s epic historical drama about William Wallace titled Braveheart (1995).
Since then Liam has become well known for starring in action thrillers such as Taken trilogy (2008), Non-Stop (2014), Run All Night (2015) and A Walk Among Tombstones (2014); dramas including Schindler’s List (1993), Love Actually (2003) and Kinsey (2004); comedies like Les Miserables (1998), Michael Collins (1996) as well comedic genre films like Batman Begins (2005). Over the course of his successful acting career some awards include being nominated twice Golden Globe Awards & eight times Screen Actors Guild Award nominations respectively amongst other accolades.
In recent years we’ve seen another side to Mr. Nesson through more serious ventures outside of filmmaking that involve humanitarian efforts towards peace & reconciliation between divided nations worldwide especially those located throughout Europe; namely Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina & Kosovo. Since 1989 he acted as a UNICEF ambassador helping raise awareness children who are suffering due poverty violence or illness in Africa, India and South America, plus many others countries around globe.