Razberry Candy – Liam Neeson

After receiving such great positive feedback about last week's Razberry Candy, we decided to keep on a theme, and go for another native of Ireland!

NAME: Liam John Neeson, age 60 (born 7 June 1952)

ABOUT: Neeson is Irish Oscar and BAFTA nominated actor, born in Ballymena, County Antrim. He studied physics and computer science at Queen's University Belfast in Belfast, but left to go work for the Guinness Brewery, after which Neeson moved to Dublin to further his acting career.

It was while at University that a talent for football was discovered and he had a club trial in Dublin, but played in only one game as a substitute, and was not offered a permanent contract – a good thing for the acting world we would say!

 

Like most actors he ended up in London, before finally moving to the United States (and we are not holding the fact that he is now a naturalised American against him!). After a time living and working in London, he moved to the United States, and it was his role in the film Schindler's List which really brought him to the worlds attention and led to more high-profile work.

Neeson is another one of those actors for whom when you start researching him, you also go a little wide eyed at the sheer number of films he has starred in, so we have prepared our own unofficial and quite possibly inaccurate filmography, to give you an idea of his prolific work.   

  • 1978 Pilgrim's Progress
  • 1979 Christiana
  • 1981 Nailed
  • 1981 Excalibur
  • 1982 Merlin and the Sword
  • 1983 Krull
  • 1984 The Bounty
  • 1984 Ellis Island
  • 1985 Lamb
  • 1985 The Innocent
  • 1986 The Mission
  • 1986 The Delta Force
  • 1986 Duet for One
  • 1987 Suspect
  • 1987 A Prayer for the Dying
  • 1988 High Spirits
  • 1988 The Dead Pool
  • 1988 Satisfaction
  • 1988 The Good Mother
  • 1989 Next of Kin
  • 1990 Darkman
  • 1990 The Big Man
  • 1991 Under Suspicion
  • 1992 Husbands and Wives
  • 1992 Leap of Faith
  • 1992 Shining Through
  • 1993 Ruby Cairo
  • 1993 Ethan Frome
  • 1993 Schindler's List
  • 1994 Nell
  • 1995 Rob Roy
  • 1996 Michael Collins
  • 1996 Before and After
  • 1998 Les Misérables
  • 1998 Everest
  • 1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • 1999 The Haunting
  • 2000 Gun Shy
  • 2000 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
  • 2001 Journey into Amazing Caves
  • 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
  • 2002 Gangs of New York
  • 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • 2002 Evolution
  • 2002 Martin Luther
  • 2003 Love Actually
  • 2003 Coral Reef Adventure
  • 2004 Kinsey
  • 2005 The Simpsons
  • 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
  • 2005 Batman Begins
  • 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
  • 2006 Home
  • 2007 Seraphim Falls
  • 2007 The Birth of Christ
  • 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • 2008 The Other Man
  • 2008 Fallout 3
  • 2008 Taken
  • 2009 Five Minutes of Heaven
  • 2009 After Life
  • 2009 Ponyo
  • 2009 Chloe
  • 2010 Clash of the Titans
  • 2010 Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 2010 The A-Team
  • 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • 2010 The Next Three Days
  • 2010 The Wildest Dream
  • 2011 Unknown
  • 2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • 2011 Life's Too Short
  • 2012 The Grey
  • 2012 Battleship
  • 2012 Wrath of the Titans
  • 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
  • 2012 Taken 2

Neeson's most recent film is the sequel to the highly successful 2008 film Taken, the unimaginatively named Taken 2!

WHAT MAKES HIM RAZBERRY CANDY: Anyone home grown and talented will fill the slot and Liam Neeson is most definitely that.