Liam Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor who has starred in a number of notable roles including Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, the title role in Michael Collins, Peyton Westlake in Darkman, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey, Ras Al Ghul in Batman Begins and the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.
He has also starred in several other notable films, including Taken, Excalibur, The Dead Pool, Rob Roy, Nell, Gangs of New York, K-19: The Widowmaker, Love Actually, Kingdom of Heaven, The Haunting, Clash of the Titans, and The A-Team.
He was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and educated at Saint Patrick's College, Ballymena Technical College and Queen's University Belfast. He moved to Dublin after university to further his acting career, joining the renowned Abbey Theatre.
In the early 1990s, he moved again to the United States, where the wide acclaim for his performance in Schindler's List led to more high-profile work.
Neeson was married to actress Natasha Richardson from 3 July, 1994 until her death on 18 March, 2009, when she suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant Resort in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Richardson and Neeson have two sons: Michael and Daniel. Neeson lives in Millbrook, New York.