Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Liam Neeson

Liam John Neeson was born in the 7th June 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (County Antrim). He is an Irish actor. He worked with some biggest names in Holly wood film industry. He worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Neil Jordan and Michael Apted. He acted in many blockbuster films like Darkman, Star Wars Episode I, Batman Begins, The Dead Pool, The Haunting and Clash of the Titans etc. He also gave the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia. He was nominated for an Oscar, three Golden Globe Awards and a FAFTA Awards.
Early life

John Neeson was born in Northern Ireland, his father Bernard Neeson is a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School and his mother Katherine, she is a cook. John Neeson was raised in a Roman
Catholic family. Elizabeth, Bernadette and Rosaline are his sisters. He has two sons and he live with his son in New York. He is widowed. John Neeson starts learning boxing at the All Saints Youth Club when he was nine. He became Ulster amateur senior boxing champion. At the age of Eleven John Neeson’s English teacher gave him a starred role in a school play. He accepted the role because the girl he likes would act in that play. He was also inspired to act by minister Ian Paisley.

John Neeson studied in St Patrick’s College, Ballymena Technical Collage and Queen’s University Belfast. He studied physics and computer science. Then he move to Dublin to join Abbey Theatre.

Personal life

John Neeson’s wife Natasha Richardson was an actress she died on 18th March 2009. She died of an accident at the Mount Treblant Resort, in Quebec. Michael and Daniel are their sons. John Neeson was a heavy smoker in his early career. John neeson love football he is a fan of Liverpool F.C. In March 2011 UNICEF appointed him as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Honours & awards

Queen Elizabeth II appointed  Neeson Officer of the Order of the British Empire in her 1999 New Year Honours. At the The 2008 Dinner Gala in New York, American Ireland Fund honored Neeson with their Performing Arts Award for the great distinction he has brought to Ireland. Queen’s University, Belfast awarded an honorary doctorate to Neeson in 2009, at a ceremony in New York.

Year Role Title Awards
1978 Evangelist and Jesus Christ Pilgrim's Progress
1979 Greatheart Christiana
1981 Young Catholic Nailed
1981 Gawain Excalibur
1982 Grak Merlin and the Sword
1983 Kegan Krull
1984 Charles Churchill The Bounty
1984 Kevin Murray Ellis Island(Television miniseries)
1985 Michael Lamb Lamb
1985 John Carns The Innocent
1986 Fielding The Mission
1986 Delta Force member The Delta Force
1986 Totter Duet for One
1987 Carl Anderson Suspect
1987 Liam Docherty A Prayer for the Dying
1988 Martin Falcon Satisfaction
1988 Martin Brogan High Spirits
1988 Peter Swan The Dead Pool
1988 Leo Cutter The Good Mother
1989 Briar Gates Next of Kin
1990 Peyton Westlake/Darkman Darkman Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
1990 Danny Scoular The Big Man
1991 Tony Aaron Under Suspicion
1992 Michael Gates Husbands and Wives
1992 Sheriff Will Braverman Leap of Faith
1992 Franz-Otto Dietrich Shining Through
1993 Ethan Frome Ethan Frome
1993 Dr. Fergus Lamb Ruby Cairo
1993 Oskar Schindler Schindler's List Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
1994 Dr. Jerome 'Jerry' Lovell Nell
1995 Rob Roy MacGregor Rob Roy
1996 Michael Collins Michael Collins Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
Volpi Cup
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
1996 Ben Ryan Before and After
1998 Jean Valjean Les Misérables
1998 Narrator Everest
1999 Dr. David Marrow The Haunting
1999 Qui-Gon Jinn Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (with Ewan McGregor against Ray Park)
2000 Charlie Mayo Gun Shy
2000 Narrator The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
2001 Narrator Journey into Amazing Caves
2002 Mikhail Polenin K-19: The Widowmaker
2002 'Priest' Vallon Gangs of New York
2002 Qui-Gon Jinn(voice only, uncredited) Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 Narrator Evolution(PBS Series)
2002 Narrator Martin Luther(from the Lion TV/PBS Empires series)
2003 Daniel Love Actually Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2003 Narrator Coral Reef Adventure
2004 Alfred Kinsey Kinsey Irish Film Awards – Best Actor Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
Nominated – London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2005 Father Sean(Voice role) The Simpsons
2005 Godfrey of Ibelin Kingdom of Heaven
2005 Henri Ducard/Ra's al Ghul Batman Begins Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2005 Father Liam Breakfast on Pluto
2005 Aslan(voice) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2006 Himself Home
2007 Carver Seraphim Falls
2007 Narrator Birth of Christ   
2008 Aslan(voice) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
2008 Peter The Other Man
2008 James (Dad)(voice role) Fallout 3(Video game)
2008 Bryan Mills Taken
2009 Alistair Little Five Minutes of Heaven Nominated – Irish Film & Television Award for Actor in a Lead Role (Television)
2009 Fujimoto(voice) Ponyo
2009 Eliot After.Life
2009 David Chloe
2010 Zeus Clash of the Titans
2010 Narrator Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
2010 John "Hannibal" Smith The A-Team
2010 Aslan(voice) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2010 Damon Pennington The Next Three Days
2010 Narrator The Wildest Dream
2011 Dr. Martin Harris Unknown
2011 Qui-Gon Jinn(voice role) Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2011 Himself Life's Too Short
2012 John Ottway The Grey
2012 Zeus Wrath of the Titans
2012 Admiral Shane Battleship
2012 Ra's al Ghul The Dark Knight Rises
2012 Bryan Mills Taken 2
2013 Bill Marks Non-Stop

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