Liam Neeson is the acclaimed actor from Ballymena, Co Antrim.
- Born on June 7th 1952 in Ballymena, Co Antrim.
- Neeson worked in various jobs before joining the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast in 1976.
- Neeson made various TV and film productions throughout the 1980s but it was his casting in Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives (1992) where he drew great critical acclaim that lead to his role as Oskar Schindler in Stephen Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (1993)
- The role in Schindler’s List established Liam Neeson as one of Hollywood’s leading men and lead to multiple award nominations including Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
- Neeson has starred in many high profile productions including Rob Roy (1995), Michael Collins (1996), Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (199), Batman Begins (2004) and he provided the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)
- More recently, Neeson has emerged as an action hero with lead roles in Taken (2009), Taken 2 (2012), The A-Team(2010) , Unknown (2011) and Clash of the Titans (2012)
- In the 1999 Honours List, Neeson was awarded an OBE for his accomplishments in film and television.