As Taken 2 arrives in cinemas on 5th October we wanted to take a look back at some of Liam Neeson’s best performances to date. He has had a varied career from thrillers to dramas and has captured the attention of the nation with his thoughtful performances!
Taken 2, the prequel to Taken, tells the story of Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) as a CIA agent who previously stopped at nothing to save his daughter from Albanian kidnappers and is now taken hostage with his wife during a family holiday to Istanbul. His daughter is enlisted to help him escape.
In 2011’s Unknown, Neeson stars as a man who wakes up to find that his identity has been stolen and no one (not even his wife) believes him. With the help of a young woman, Diane Kruger, he sets out on a dramatic journey to prove who he is.
Neeson also stared in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, as the dramatic retelling of Perseus, mortal son of Zeus (Neeson), battling the minions of the underworld to stop them conquering the Earth and heavens. With an all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes and Sam Worthington, it was a box office hit.
Michael Collins is a 1996 Warner hit, with Neeson as the film’s namesake, it tells the story of the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920’s but he becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Liam Neeson played Schindler himself in the epic 1993 Schindler’s List, a poignant and dramatic story of World War II businessman Oskar Schindler who turned his factor into a refuge for Jews after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Based on a true story Schindler really did manage to save over 1100 people from being gassed at Auschwitz.
Neeson also starred in the 2005 film Batman Begins as villain Ra’s al Ghul/ Henry Ducard, the man who trains Bruce Wayne in ninjutsu- a form of martial arts.
Taken 2 is in cinemas now
Clash of the Titans, Michael Collins, Unknown, Schindler’s List and Batman Begins are all available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray.