Why Is Liam Neeson Popular?

Liam Neeson is a well-known Northern Ireland actor who has been seen working actively on his career since the year of 1976.

Quick Info
Full NameLiam Neeson
Date of Birth7 June 1952
Birth PlaceBallymena, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland
ParentsBernard Neeson, and Katherine Brown
Age68 years
Height6ft 2in
WifeNatasha Richardson
Net WorthUnknown


Where is Neeson born and raised?

Liam Neeson, whose real name is Liam John Neeson was born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland as a son of the father, Bernard Neeson, and mother, Katherine Brown. His mother used to be a cook where his father was a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School.

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He has three sisters and they are, Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen. Earlier, when he was nine years old, he started to learn boxing at the All Saints Youth Club and he had also won several regional titles but when he turned the age of 17, he stopped playing boxing.

Liam holds an American nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of Irish. His zodiac sign is Gemini.


Where did Liam go to college?

Before, Liam Neeson also used to act on school productions, and then, he was influenced by Ian Paisley to be an actor. In the year 1971, he attended Queen’s University Belfast as a physics and computer science student where he was also seen playing football.

After that, he left his study to work for the Guinness Brewery. Later, he left his study and was seen doing several casual jobs, and then, he has seen participating in Lyric Player’s Theatre where he was seen performing for two years.

Body Measurement

Currently, he is 68 years old with a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm/1.88 m) and a weight of 85kg. He has got Light Brown hair with blue eyes.


Who is Liam in a relationship with?

During the 1980s, Liam Neeson used to live with actress Helen Mirren. Later, he met an actress Natasha Richardson and they married on 3 July 1994 and had two sons, Daniel and Micheal. They lived together until his wife’s death on 18 March 2009 after she suffered from a severe head injury.

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How did Liam Neeson start his Career?

Liam Neeson started his film career after he had been cast as Evangelist or Jesus Christ on the movie “Pilgrim’s Progress” in 1978. After that, in 1979, he was seen appearing as Greatheart in the movie “Christiana”  in 1979.


In 1981, he was also cast as Gawain on an American epic medieval fantasy movie “Excalibur”. In the same year, he was also seen appearing in the movie Nailed” as Young Catholic.

Further, he was cast as Kegan on a science fantasy swashbuckler movie “Krull” in 1983. In the following year, he was also seen playing the role of Charles Churchill in a British historical drama movie “The Bounty”. Likewise, he was seen appearing in the movies like “Lamb”, “The Innocent”, “The Dead Pool” alongside Clive Owen and Ed Skrein, “The Good Mother”, “The Delta Force”, “The Mission”, “Duet for One”, “Suspect”, “A Prayer for the Dying”, “Satisfaction”, “High Spirits”, and “Next of Kin”.

In 1990, he was seen appearing in the role of Peyton Westlake and Darkman in an American superhero movie “Darkman” which was directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. Later, he was seen playing roles in the movies like “The Big Man”, “Under Suspicion”, “Shining Through”, “Husbands and Wives”, “Leap of Faith”, “Ethan Frome” and “Ruby Cairo”.

In 1993, Liam Neeson was seen as Oskar Schindler on an American epic historical drama movie “Schindler’s List”. After that, she was also seen as Dr. Herome “jerry” Lovell on an American drama movie “Nell” which was directed by Michael Apted. Likewise, in 1995, he was cast as Rob Roy MacGregor on an American biographical historical drama movie “Rob Roy” which was directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

Besides, he was seen appearing in several movies including “Before and After”, “Everest” as a voice actor, The Haunting”, “Gun Shy”, “The Endurance” as a voice actor, “K – 19: The Widowmaker”, “Martin Luther”, “Gangs of New York”, “Love Actually”, “Coral Reef Adventure” as a voice actor, “Breakfast on Pluto”, “Home”, “Seraphim Falls”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” as a voice actor, “The Other Man”, “Taken”, “Five Minutes”, “Ponyo” as a voice actor, “After. Life”, “Chloe” and “The Next Three Days”.

In 1995, Liam Neeson was also cast as Michael Collins on a biographical period drama movie “Michael Collins” which was written and directed by Neil Jordan. Later, in 1999, he was seen appearing as Qui-Gon Jinn on an American epic space-opera movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and then, he was also seen reprising his role as Qui-Gon Jinn on an American epic space-opera movie “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clines” in 2002.

Further, in 2004, he was also seen as Alfred Kinsey on an American biographical drama movie “Kinsey” which was written and directed by Bill Condon. In 2—5, he was also cast as Godfrey of Ibelin on an epic historical drama movie “Kingdom of Heaven”.

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Voice Over

Further, in 2005, Liam Neeson was seen providing her voice over the character Aslan in a fantasy movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. Later, in 2010, he was also seen appearing as Zeus on an action fantasy movie “Clash of the Titans” and in that year, he was also seen as John “Hannibal” Smith on an American action thriller movie “The A-Team”. Likewise, he was again seen providing his voice over the character Aslan in a fantasy-adventure movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”.


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