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Liam Neeson

Birth Place: Ballymena, IRELAND

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William John Neeson OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has received several accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards. In 2020, he was placed seventh on The Irish Times list of Ireland's 50 Greatest Film Actors. Neeson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000.



Neeson made his film debut with Pilgrim's Progress followed by early roles in Excalibur (1981), The Bounty (1984), The Mission (1986), The Dead Pool (1988), and Husbands and Wives (1992). He rose to prominence portraying Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's holocaust drama Schindler's List (1993) for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination. He played leading man roles in drama films such as Nell (1994), Rob Roy (1995), Michael Collins (1996), and Les Misérables (1998). He took blockbuster roles portraying Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins (2005) and Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy (2005–2010).

He acted in films such as the historical drama Gangs of New York (2002), the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), the biographical drama Kinsey (2004), the erotic thriller Chloe (2009), the religious drama Silence (2016), the fantasy film A Monster Calls (2016), the crime thriller Widows (2018), the anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), and the romantic drama Ordinary Love (2019). Beginning in 2009, Neeson cemented himself as an action star with the action thriller series Taken (2008–2014), The A-Team (2010), The Grey (2011), Wrath of the Titans (2012), and A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), and Cold Pursuit (2019). He is known for his collaborations in the genre with director Jaume Collet-Serra, and starred in four of his films: Unknown (2011), Non-Stop (2014), Run All Night (2015), and The Commuter (2018).

On stage, Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast in 1976 for two years. On Broadway he earned two Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nominations for his performances as Matt Burke in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1992) and John Proctor in the Arthur Miller revival of The Crucible (2002). He portrayed Oscar Wilde in David Hare's The Judas Kiss (1998).

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Liam Neeson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mystery Guest Star [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
John Proctor

[Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2000
Narrator [recorded voice only]

Voice

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Oscar Wilde

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1993
Mat Burke


Liam Neeson Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Liam Neeson, The Crucible


winner
Drama League Awards - 2002 - Distinguished Performance Award

Liam Neeson, The Crucible

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Liam Neeson, The Crucible

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Liam Neeson, The Crucible

Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Liam Neeson , Anna Christie

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Liam Neeson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Liam Neeson been in?

Liam Neeson has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Liam Neeson been in?

Liam Neeson has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Liam Neeson been nominated for?

Liam Neeson has been nominated for several awards for his performances in various Broadway shows. These nominations include Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his roles in "The Crucible" and "Anna Christie."

What awards has Liam Neeson won?

Liam Neeson has won the Outstanding Actor - Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in The Crucible. He also received the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his role in The Crucible.

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