Liam Neeson

Liam John Neeson, OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur . Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission . He landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin .

Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son of Katherine Kitty Neeson , a cook, and Bernard Barney Neeson, a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and was named Liam after the local priest. The third of four siblings, he has three sisters Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen. At age nine, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club and later became Ulsters amateur senior boxing champion.

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