Liam John Neeson , OBE , (born 7 June 1952)  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 (1981). Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty (1984) and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission (1986). He landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin (1989).
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On Sunday, Emma Freud (who is producing the 10-minute short) took to Twitter to share behind-the-scenes snaps of the 56-year-old filming alongside his onscreen love interest, Martine McCutcheon . Awwww.Wiki info
Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son of Katherine "Kitty" Neeson (née Brown), a cook, and Bernard "Barney" Neeson, a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School. Raised as a Roman Catholic, he was named Liam after the local priest. The third of four siblings, he has three sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen. Neeson said growing up as a Catholic in a predominately Protestant town made him cautious, and once said he felt like a "second class" citizen in the town. Though he also stated that at the towns predominantly Protestant technical college that he was never made to feel "inferior or even different". Neeson states that in regards to the politics and history of Northern Ireland he was out of touch until he became aware of protests by fellow students after Bloody Sunday in 1972 during the Troubles conflict. The experience of these protests encouraged him to learn more about local history. In a 2009 interview, Neeson said "I never stop thinking about it [the Troubles]. I've known guys and girls who have been perpetrators of violence and victims. Protestants and Catholics. It's part of my DNA. "
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