William John Neeson was born in Belfast, Ireland. His parents, Sean Connery and Barbara Neeson, were both teachers. William earned a bachelor of arts degree at University College, University of London, cum laude, in 1963.
Following his graduation, Neeson joined British actor auditioning, which included appearances on stage and television shows such as BBC’s “A Doll’s House”, as well as playing a small role in the movie, “Sally Come Home”. After leaving the theater, Neeson worked with the British Film Corporation for over fifteen years, most notably in the critically acclaimed film, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. He also appeared in the films “Mildred Pierce” and “The Great Railway Journeys”. Finally, he moved to Hollywood where he appeared in such films as “A Fish called Wanda” and “The Game”.
As well as acting, Neeson also enjoyed a successful career in writing, having published several books in his lifetime. One of these, entitled, “The Boy in the Strip” was optioned by Disney for a major motion picture, but never made into a full-fledged feature film. Another book that he co-authored, entitled “Waking Up” was actually a best-selling non-fiction book that centered around his experiences in both acting and writing. In this book he discussed topics such as how to write a good book, what it’s like to work on a film, the differences between screenwriting and acting, how to deal with writer’s block, and much more.
|Real Name||William John Neeson|
|Nickname||Liam, Neeson, Will|
|Profession||Actor, soundtrack producer|
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||6 ft 4 in|
|Height in Centimeter||193 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.93 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||102 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||225 Pounds|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||June 7, 1952|
|Birth Place||Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK|
|Birth Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Gemini|
|Father||Bernard Neeson (School caretaker)|
|Mother||Katherine Brown Neeson (Cook)|
|Siblings||Elizabeth Neeson (Older Sister)|
Bernadette Neeson (Older Sister)
Rosaline Neeson (Older Sister)
|School||All Saints Primary School|
Gaiety School of Drama
|College||Queen’s University Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland|
St. Mary’s Teaching college
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Unknown|
|Marriage and Children|
|First Film||Pligrim’s Progress|
|First Television Show||Play for Today|
|Favorite Food||Arugula, Figs, Blue Cheese salad|
|Favorite TV Show||Unknown|
After leaving Hollywood, Liam Neeson returned to Northern Ireland to study at Ballymena college. There he acted alongside some of the biggest names in British cinema during the late eighties and early nineties, including Sean Connery, Richard Burton, David Mcety, and Michael Caine. He has also portrayed a number of famous figures from the history of world theatre, most notably King John, Queen Elizabeth, and Winston Churchill. One of the highlights of his career was playing the lovable character of Macaulay Culkin in the movie Home Alone. This film earned him the lead role in the film adaptation of the book Home Alone, as well as the lead role in the second sequel of the film.
After completing his film education in ballymena, Liam Neeson went to Los Angeles to study acting with the well-known tandem of Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio. After working with the two for some time, he decided to take on an English teacher teaching in the area. He taught for many years at Ballymena’s Lea Hall school before moving on to bigger roles, most notably that of Alastair Simcraig in the movie Invictus.
While in Ballyhackamore, Ireland, Liam Neeson found himself becoming increasingly familiar with the works of John Boorman, one of the leading Irish playwright and director. While there, Neeson also formed an unlikely bond with director John boorman through his frequent collaboration on set. Their association has continued ever since, with each actor casting the actor’s co-stars. In a film such as Invictus, which won four Golden Globes for its screenplay and directed by none other than Clint Eastwood, it is no wonder that many are looking at Liam Neeson as a future Bond villain.