Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian (White)
Age: 67
Nationality: Irish
Born June 7, 1952,
Ballymena, County Antrim,
Northern Ireland
Status: Alive
Portrayed: Bryan Mills

Liam John Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Oscar-nominated Irish actor who played Bryan Mills in Taken, Taken 2 and Taken 3.

Early LifeEdit

He is the son of Katherine "Kitty" (née Brown), a cook, and Barnard "Barney" Neeson, a caretaker at the local Catholic girls' primary school. Before his acting career, he had worked as a fork-lift driver at a Guinness factory, and a truck driver. He even spent a short amount of time playing for Bohemians, a professional Irish football club, due to prowess in football while he was enrolled in college.


In his first film appearance, he starred as Jesus Christ in the religious film Pilgrim's Progress directed by Ken Anderson. His movie and TV roles include Dr. Peyton Westlake in Darkman, Oskar Schindler in the 1993 film Schindler's List, the Star Wars prequel trilogy as Qui-Gon Jinn, in Kingdom of Heaven as Godfrey, The Chronicles of Narnia where he voiced Aslan and Batman Begins as Ra's al Ghul. In the 2007 movie, Taken, he plays a retired Central Intelligence Agency agent who travels to Europe to save his daughter from kidnappers, who intended to sell his daughter. This has since become a cult film and one of his most famous roles, which skyrocketed him to fame as an action hero icon. He has also played real-life characters, including Michael Collins, Alfred Kinsey and Oskar Schindler. He was starred as John "Hannibal" Smith in the A-Team movie released on June 11, 2010. 


  • (3 films)


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Pilgrim's Progress Jesus Christ / Evangelist
1979 Christiana Greatheart
1981 Excalibur Gawain
Time Bandits Timmy
1983 Krull Kegan
1984 A Woman of Substance Blackie O'Neill
Ellis Island Kevin Murray
The Bounty Charles Churchill
1985 Lamb Michael Lamb
The Innocent John Carns
1986 Hold the Dream Blackie O'Neill
If Tomorrow Comes Insp. Andre Trignent
The Delta Force Delta Force commando Uncredited role
The Mission Fielding
Duet for One Totter
1987 Sworn to Silence Vincent Cauley
Suspect Carl Anderson
A Prayer for the Dying Liam Docherty
1988 Satisfaction Martin Falcon
High Spirits Martin Brogan
The Dead Pool Peter Swan
The Good Mother Leo Cutter
1989 Next of Kin Briar Gates
1990 Darkman Peyton Westlake / Darkman
The Big Man Danny Scoulars
1991 Under Suspicion Tony Aaron
1992 Shining Through Franz-Otto Dietrich
Husbands and Wives Michael Gates
Leap of Faith Sheriff Will Braverman
1993 Ethan Frome Ethan Frome
Ruby Cairo Dr. Fergus Lamb
Schindler's List Oskar Schindler
1994 Nell Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Lovell
1995 Rob Roy Rob Roy MacGregor
1996 Michael Collins Michael Collins
Before and After Ben Ryan
1998 Les Misérables Jean Valjean
1999 The Haunting Dr. David Marrow
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Qui-Gon Jinn
2000 Gun Shy Charlie Mayo
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition Narrator (voice) Documentary
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Qui-Gon Jinn (voice) Uncredited cameo
K-19: The Widowmaker Mikhail Polenin
Gangs of New York "Priest" Vallon
Martin Luther Narrator (voice) Documentary
2003 Love Actually Daniel
Coral Reef Adventure Narrator (voice) Documentary
2004 Kinsey Alfred Kinsey
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Godfrey of Ibelin
Batman Begins Ra's al Ghul
Breakfast on Pluto Father Liam
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan (voice)
2006 Home Himself Documentary
2007 Seraphim Falls Carver
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Aslan (voice)
The Other Man Peter
Taken Bryan Mills
2009 Five Minutes of Heaven Alistair Little
Ponyo Fujimoto (voice) English dub
After.Life Eliot
Chloe David
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Wooly English dub
2010 Clash of the Titans Zeus
The A-Team John "Hannibal" Smith
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Aslan (voice)
The Next Three Days Damon Pennington
The Wildest Dream Narrator (voice) Documentary
2011 Unknown Dr. Martin Harris
2012 The Grey John Ottway
Wrath of the Titans Zeus
The Patriot of America Colonel Edward Thompson (voice) Documentary
Battleship Admiral Shane
The Dark Knight Rises Ra's al Ghul Cameo
Taken 2 Bryan Mills
2013 Third Person Michael
Khumba Phango (voice)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues History Channel Rep Cameo
2014 The Nut Job Raccoon (voice)
The Lego Movie Bad Cop / Good Cop
Pa Cop (voices)
The Prophet Mustafa (voice)
Non-Stop Bill Marks
A Million Ways to Die in the West Clinch Leatherwood
A Walk Among the Tombstones Matthew Scudder
2015 Taken 3 Bryan Mills
Run All Night Jimmy Conlon
Entourage Himself Cameo
Ted 2 Customer
A Christmas Star Narrator / Radio DJ (voice)
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Narrator (voice) Uncredited
Operation Chromite Douglas MacArthur
A Monster Calls Monster (voice)
Silence Father Cristóvão Ferreira
2017 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Mark Felt
Daddy's Home 2 Actor in Missile Tow (voice) Cameo
2018 The Commuter Michael McCauley
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Completed
Widows Post-production
Hard Powder Nels
2019 MIB Filming
Normal People Tom Filming
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