Liam Neeson


William John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has received several accolades throughout his career, including nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup. In 2020, he was placed 7th on The Irish Times list of Ireland's 50 Greatest Film Actors. Neeson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2000 New Year Honours. In 1976, Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film Excalibur. He appeared in supporting roles in The Bounty, The Mission, and Husbands and Wives. He rose to prominence after his leading performance as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's holocaust drama Schindler's List. He continued to star in dramas such as Nell, Rob Roy, Michael Collins, and Les Misérables.


Expatriates from Northern Ireland in the United States
21st-century male actors from Northern Ireland
20th-century male actors from Northern Ireland
Male film actors from Northern Ireland
Male television actors from Northern Ireland
Alumni of Queen's University Belfast
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