Photo of Liam Neeson Liam Neeson

This former truck driver and amateur boxer from Ballymena, Northern Ireland, was born June 7, 1952. While performing onstage at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, he was spotted by director John Boorman, who cast Neeson as Sir Gawain in Excalibur (1981).

Six years later, his U.S. debut in Suspect gained attention, as did his starring debut in the cult thriller Darkman (1990). Neeson's breakthrough came via the title role in the Steven Spielberg masterpiece Schindler's List; his memorable performance earned a 1994 nomination for the Oscar and numerous other awards.

He commanded the screen as well in the biopic title roles of Rob Roy and Michael Collins, and became part of the George Lucas universe as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Neeson married Natasha Richardson, his co-star in Nell, in 1994.

Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

2016 PG-13

In this adaptation of a children's fantasy novel, 12-year-old Conor has been devastated by his mother's terminal cancer diagnosis. Then a monster begins visiting Conor at night, who tells stories that help him come to terms with the truth.

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  • Liam Neeson in The Nut Job The Nut Job
  • Liam Neeson in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Liam Neeson in Before and After Before and After
  • Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • Liam Neeson in Third Person Third Person
  • Liam Neeson in The Mission The Mission
  • Liam Neeson in Battle For Incheon: Operation Chromite Battle For Incheon: Operation Chromite
  • Liam Neeson in Wrath of the Titans Wrath of the Titans
  • Liam Neeson in Schindler's List Schindler's List
  • Liam Neeson in The Lego Movie The Lego Movie
  • Liam Neeson in Taken 3 Taken 3
  • Liam Neeson in Batman Begins Batman Begins
  • Liam Neeson in Love Actually Love Actually
  • Liam Neeson in Ted 2 Ted 2
  • Liam Neeson in A Million Ways to Die in the West A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Liam Neeson in Run All Night Run All Night
  • Liam Neeson in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Liam Neeson in Clash of the Titans Clash of the Titans
  • Liam Neeson in The Grey The Grey
  • Liam Neeson in Non-Stop Non-Stop
  • Liam Neeson in Taken Taken
  • Liam Neeson in The Next Three Days The Next Three Days
  • Liam Neeson in Battleship Battleship
  • Liam Neeson in Taken 2 Taken 2
  • Liam Neeson in Chloe Chloe
  • Liam Neeson in Gangs of New York Gangs of New York
  • Liam Neeson in Ponyo Ponyo
  • Liam Neeson in The A-Team The A-Team
  • Liam Neeson in Khumba Khumba
  • Liam Neeson in Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Liam Neeson in Trumbo Trumbo
  • Liam Neeson in The Wildest Dream The Wildest Dream
  • Liam Neeson in The Bounty The Bounty
  • Liam Neeson in Unknown Unknown
  • Liam Neeson in Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
  • Liam Neeson in Rob Roy Rob Roy
  • Liam Neeson in Kingdom of Heaven Kingdom of Heaven
  • Liam Neeson in The Dead Pool The Dead Pool
  • Liam Neeson in Husbands and Wives Husbands and Wives
  • Liam Neeson in Nell Nell
  • Liam Neeson in Hold the Dream Hold the Dream
  • Liam Neeson in The Haunting The Haunting
  • Liam Neeson in Girl Rising Girl Rising
  • Liam Neeson in Excalibur Excalibur
  • Liam Neeson in Next of Kin Next of Kin
  • Liam Neeson in Everest: IMAX Everest: IMAX
  • Liam Neeson in K-19: The Widowmaker K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Liam Neeson in Kinsey Kinsey
  • Liam Neeson in Pilgrim's Progress Pilgrim's Progress
  • Liam Neeson in A Woman of Substance A Woman of Substance
  • Liam Neeson in Michael Collins Michael Collins
  • Liam Neeson in After.Life After.Life
  • Liam Neeson in Shining Through Shining Through
  • Liam Neeson in Les Misérables Les Misérables
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  • Liam Neeson in Out of Ireland: Emigration Into America Out of Ireland: Emigration Into America
  • Liam Neeson in Breakfast on Pluto Breakfast on Pluto
  • Liam Neeson in American Experience: Eugene O'Neill American Experience: Eugene O'Neill
  • Liam Neeson in Seraphim Falls Seraphim Falls
  • Liam Neeson in The Other Man The Other Man
  • Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven Five Minutes of Heaven
  • Liam Neeson in Christiana Christiana
  • Liam Neeson in Crossing the Line Crossing the Line
  • Liam Neeson in Darkman Darkman
  • Liam Neeson in Under Suspicion Under Suspicion
  • Liam Neeson in Greeks: Crucible of Civilization Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
  • Liam Neeson in Oscar Wilde: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde
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