Liam Neeson

An Irish actor who has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards. He has starred in a number of notable roles including Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, Michael Collins in Michael Collins, Peyton Westlake in Darkman, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey, Ras Al Ghul in Batman Begins and the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia film series. He has also starred in several other notable films, from major Hollywood studio releases (ie. Excalibur, The Dead Pool, Nell, Rob Roy, The Haunting, Love Actually, Kingdom of Heaven, Taken, Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, Unknown) to smaller arthouse films (ie. Deception, Breakfast on Pluto, Chloe). He was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and educated at Saint Patrick's College, Ballymena Technical College and Queen's University Belfast. He moved to Dublin after university to further his acting career, joining the renowned Abbey Theatre. In the early 1990s, he moved again to the United States, where the wide acclaim for his performance in Schindler's List led to more high-profile work. He is widowed and lives in New York with his two sons. Description above from the Wikipedia article Liam Neeson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Schindler's List (1993)

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The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

Taken (2008)

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While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Katie Cassidy

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Katie Cassidy

Batman Begins (2005)

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Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Duet for One (1986)

When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Alan Bates  •  Max von Sydow  •  Rupert Everett

When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Alan Bates  •  Max von Sydow  •  Rupert Everett

Excalibur (1981)

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A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Helen Mirren  •  Nicholas Clay  •  Cherie Lunghi

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Helen Mirren  •  Nicholas Clay  •  Cherie Lunghi

Gangs of New York (2002)

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It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Liam Neeson

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Liam Neeson

Husbands and Wives (1992)

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Sydney Pollack  •  Liam Neeson

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Sydney Pollack  •  Liam Neeson

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Liam Neeson  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joss Ackland

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Liam Neeson  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joss Ackland

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas

Kinsey (2004)

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Krull (1983)

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Ken Marshall  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Francesca Annis  •  Alun Armstrong

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Ken Marshall  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Francesca Annis  •  Alun Armstrong

Les Misérables (1998)

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Love Actually (2003)

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'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Liam Neeson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Aidan Quinn

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Liam Neeson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Aidan Quinn

Nell (1994)

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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

Rob Roy (1995)

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  John Hurt  •  Tim Roth  •  Eric Stoltz

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  John Hurt  •  Tim Roth  •  Eric Stoltz

Seraphim Falls (2006)

The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and arid deserts, far ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Von Ancken
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Michael Wincott  •  Xander Berkeley

The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and arid deserts, far ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Von Ancken
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Michael Wincott  •  Xander Berkeley

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ian McDiarmid

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ian McDiarmid

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee
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