Skip to main content

Liam Neeson: A Career In Four Minutes

Taken 2 is in cinemas now, and sees Liam Neeson return to ass-kicking form when he and his wife are kidnapped in the middle of a trip to Istanbul.

The original revenge flick helped Neeson muscle his way into action man territory as part of an unexpected but welcome career reinvention.

Neeson hasn’t always been about rescuing family members and dispensing vicious beatings to foreign villains, though.

With a film career that spans more that 30 years, he has a truly legendary CV, and he was good enough to rattle through his career highlights (a Herculean task considering he has 80+ credits to his name) for our video special below.

From researching Schindler's List , to battling Batman , via the make-up hell of cult hit Darkman , it's all in there.

So sit back, and join us for a whistlestop tour of Neeson’s greatest hits, straight from the man himself.


Taken 2 is out now.

Read our Taken 2 review .

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.