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My Top Five Sensitive Liam Neeson Roles

Friday 28 February 2014, 16:45

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

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Action star Liam Neeson has a new film out this week. But what about his gentler side?

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    Liam's good (and very sensitive) as the voice of Aslan.

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    While being a fierce fighter he was still a bit soppy in Excalibur as Gawain.

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    You just couldn't resist saying that infamous Taken line.

    A very good list. I'm glad you included Michael Collins, Neeson's passionate performance is sensational.

    One that you have missed out on is Neeson's part in The Bounty, where he plays a brutish shipmate on the infamous HMS Bounty. He starts off as ragged and horrid, but he then transforms into a passionate and dare I say clever character.

    I too remember Liam Neeson when he was doing character actor parts, balancing presteige projects with indie films. Back in 2008, I was shocked that Neeson would do such an exploitative action film like Taken. When it came to action cinema and Neeson I always pictured him as Bond (A role which he nearly played in 1997 when yet another unofficial remake of Thunderball was on the cards) Six years later, and I can't picture anyone else playing Bryan Mills type roles (maybe Ralph Fiennes)

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    He was excellent in Schindler's List.

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    Good luck getting a pint out of Liam Neeson - you're obviously not aware of the proverbial miserliness of Ballymena folk!

 

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