William John “Liam” Neeson, OBE, is an Oscar-nominated Irish actor.
High-profile appearances include the lead roles in “Darkman”, “Schindler’s List”, “Kinsey”, “Michael Collins”, Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables”, Qui-Gon Jinn in “Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace”, and “Rob Roy”. Other well-known supporting roles include the voice of the lion Aslan in the blockbuster fantasy film “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, Dr. Lovell in “Nell, Godfrey of Ibelin”, and Ra’s al Ghul (under the guise of Henri Ducard) in “Batman Begins”. Other films include “K-19: The Widowmaker”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, and “Love Actually”.
His performance as Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List earned him very wide acclaim as well as an Academy Award nomination in 1993. Neeson was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her 1999 New Year’s Honours List.