You must have heard of the name of iconic actor Liam Neeson who is one of the versatile actors of Hollywood and aged like a fine wine. He is very attractive and has received many accolades throughout his career, including nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Tony Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.
Even though he is 69 years old he is the biggest inspiration of hard work and dedication and while many plans for retirement and enjoy their stay at home with family, he has set the bar high for the latest talents and the young artists who have a long path to walk before them. Many are curious to know about his love life so in this article, you will be able to find everything you need to know about his love life but first, let’s get to know more about the legendary actor.
Who is Liam Neeson?
Liam Nesonwhose real name is William John Neeson was born on 7th June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim. He was born to the cook Katherine “Kitty” Neeson and primary school caretaker Bernard “Barney” Neeson. He has three sisters named Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosalen and they were raised Catholic and he was named “Liam” after the local priest.
Surprisingly, he holds the citizenship of three different countries Ireland, Britain, and America. But in 2009, he has been naturalized as an American citizen. Apart from being very good at acting, he is also an activist who stands against wrong deeds. He has starred in many films and he has been listed number 7 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s 50 greatest film actors.
His relationship with Natasha Richardson
Neeson and Natasha were in a marriage relationship. They met each other while performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993. The couple decided to walk down the aisle on 3rd July 1994. Together they had two sons, Micheál (born in 1995) and Daniel (born in 1996).
Daily Mirror had claimed that their marriage was suffering but later it was proven false and the couple received £50,000 ($85,370) in libel damages in October 1998. But sadly Natasha died on 18th March 2009 after suffering a severe head injury in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant Resort, northwest of Montreal. They were separated by fate after being together for almost 15 years.
Current relationship status
Neeson hasn’t officially revealed his relationship after the demise of his loving wife. However, there are some rumors about his dating life. The rumors began in 2016 he had an interview at the magazine and they stated that he was dating someone ‘incredibly famous’. But many people were curious to know about his partner and asked him about the mysterious woman. However, he decided not to reveal her identity as he said that it would affect her reputation and will embarrass her.
After that, he was linked with every possible actress in Hollywood including January Jones, Susan Sarandon, and Kristen Stewart. However, he denied all the rumors and he said the rumor with Kriste was the most senseless link-up. He also called his dating a famous personality, a joke. Even if he denied the rumors, he didn’t deny that he was dating someone so this was enough to keep the sparks of rumors alive.
He was once again linked up with the British businesswoman Freya St. Johnston. It was revealed that the two have been in an on-and-off relationship since 2010. In 2012, the two were seen walking hand in hand in Rome but after a week there was news of them getting separated. The reason for their separation was later revealed and it was Neeson’s choice of being with his sons and the fact that it was just 3 years since his wife left the world. But, the two were seen once again in the following years, and in 2016, hanging out for a dinner. They were seen together in 2019 at an award show and since then they haven’t been seen together.
There’s no official confirmation about his relationship but many fans are still hoping for Freya and Neeson to be together as a couple.
Education and career
He is well educated and he attended St Patrick’s College, Ballymena from 1953 to 1967. His love for drama also began at this school. Did you know that he was a boxer? He began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Clubs at the age of nine. But, he quit boxing at the get of 17 after winning a number of regional titles. He was influenced to become an actor by Ian Paisley. Ian is the founder of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
We can say that he was inspired by Paisley because he himself said that, “[Paisley] had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch him just Bible-thumping away… it was acting, but it was also great acting and stirring too.”
Talking about his career, he started working in a variety of casual jobs such as a forklift operator at Guinness and a truck driver after leaving the University and returning to Ballymena. For two years he attended teacher training college in Newcastle upon Tyne and later he joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast in 1976. He performed in the theatre for two years before he got his first film experience, playing Jesus Christ and Evangelist in the religious film Pilgrim’s Progress in 1977.
Supercell did a Clas of Clans commercials during Super Bowl XLIX and it became one of the most iconic commercials that featured Neeson where he played the game as “AngryNeeson52” and vowing revenge on his opponent “BigBuffetBoy85” while waiting for his scone at a bakery. Even though it was a parody of his role in Taken, it was very effective as it attracted many people.
After that, he was offered to many films and rose to prominence after years of hard work and dedication. 1976 till now, if we talk about his career it’s not sufficient to include everything in this article. So, let’s move on to his dating life.