Liam Neeson age. Liam John Neeson was born in Ballymena in 1952, in Northern Ireland. He is an actor and voice actor who has participated in numerous films that have become famous and has received an Oscar nomination in 1994 on the occasion of his interpretation Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List”.
In his long career Liam Neeson, has received 3 Golden Globe nominations and one BAFTA Award. In addition to winning theat the Volpi Cup for the best male performance at the Venice International Film Festival for the movie Michael Collinsthe story of the Irish independence hero.
Liam Neeson: age, wife and children
Famous for stealing the hearts of many colleagues, and for his numerous engagements, Neeson falls in love with Natasha Richardsonfirst friend, then wife since 1994. They were together until her death on March 18, 2009. Natasha Richardson died of a head injury obtained while skiing at Mont-Tremblant.
Neeson, who authorizes the donation of his wife’s organs, plunges into a spiral of alcohol and drugs from which he will only come out in 2013. About that period, he will later recall: «I was lonely and drank too much, I started when Natasha died».
The couple had two sons, Michael (born 1995) e Daniel (born 1996). After his wife’s death, Neeson went into a crisis and withdrew from the stage for a while, to be with his children.
A Catholic and originally from Northern Ireland, Liam Neeson grew up during the Troubles, the clashes between Catholics and Protestants. His dream was to become a teacher, so he studied physics and mathematics at Queens College Belfast. Precisely thanks to the theatrical representations of the college he is passionate about acting, even if initially he carries out other activities: he works as a truck driver for the Irish Guinness, and practices boxing at an amateur level.
The first big role for Liam Neeson comes in 1990 with Sam Raimi’s Darkman, but worldwide fame guarantees him the role of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List. An interpretation that earned him an Oscar nomination.
Furthermore, in 1999, George Lucas chose him for the role of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in the saga of Star Wars. Also in 1999 you worked on “The Haunting – Appearances”, by Jan De Bont, with Catherine Zeta Jones. Just at the end of this year Queen Elizabeth made him a Knight of the British Empire.
In 2000 Liam Neeson starred alongside Sandra Bullock in “Gun Shy – A revolver in analysis” while in 2002 he plays Captain Polenin next to Harrison Ford in the drama “K-19”, by Kathryn Bigelow. In 2003 we find him in the ensemble comedy by Richard Curtis “Love Actually – Love really”. In 2004 he is in the biographical “Kinsey” by Bill Condom, the following year in “The Crusades – Kingdom of Heaven” by Ridley Scott and in “Batman Beginsby Christopher Nolan.
We find him again in 2009 after the loss of his wife in “chloeby Atom Egoyan,Clash of the titans – 3D” by Louis Leterrier and in “The A-Teamby Joe Carnaham. In 2011 she is the protagonist of the paranormal thriller “Unknonw – Without identity” directed by Jaume Collet Serra, in which he plays a vicious hitman who acts under false identities. Also in the same year he played the role of a man hired by an oil company to protect his employees from the wolves that populate the area in Joe Carhan’s film “The Grey”. The following year he transforms into Zeus for the fantasy directed by Jonathan Liebesman ” Fury of the titans”, sequel to the 2010 film.
Also in 2012 Liam Neeson transforms into Vice Admiral Shane for “battleship”. At the same time he is on the set of “The Dark Knight Rises”, the last chapter of the saga dedicated to Batman directed by Christopher Nolan, in which he plays Rahs Al Gul. Just the time to parade the Rahs Al Gul costume that Liam Neeson returns in the role of Bryan Mills, former star of “Taken“, in “Taken – Revenge”, and in 2015 in the third chapter “Taken 3 – The hour of truth”.
In 2013 he is in the cast of the romantic film “Third person”, by Paul Haggis, together with Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde and James Franco, presented at the Toronto International Film Festival, while in 2014 he starred in “Don’t Stop”, where he stars alongside Julianne Moore and “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.