Liam Neeson quitting action films

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2015
Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson has confessed he plans to quit action films in another two years as there's a "limit" to the number of films of a similar nature he can work on

Liam Neeson is planning to quit action films.

The 62-year-old actor has become famous for starring in action-thrillers such as the 'Taken' trilogy despite having starred in films such as 'Schindler's List' and 'Star Wars' in the past, but he's now confessed he wants to move on from the genre in the next couple of years.

He said: "Maybe two more years - if God spares me, and I'm healthy. But after that, I'll stop [the action], I think."

Neeson reprised his role as former secret agent and security expert Bryan Mills in 'Taken 3' earlier this year and admits the success of the action franchise has seen him inundated with offers for other movies but that he's well aware it can't go on forever.

According to the Guardian newspaper, he explained: "I'm in a very, career-wise, great place. The success certainly of the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-orientated scripts, which is great. I'm not knocking it. It's very flattering. But there is a limit of course."

In addition to his success in the action genre, however, Neeson also starred in 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane's comedy-western 'A Million Ways to Die In The West' last year and is set to work with him again on 'Ted 2' this summer.

Meanwhile, he will next star in 'Run All Night', recently wrapped filming on 'A Monster Calls' and is currently filming for his role as Father Ferreira in 'Silence'.

Run All Night

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Written by: Brad Ingelsby
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Genesis Rodriguez, Joel Kinnaman
  • UK release: 13 March 2015

Jimmy (Neeson), a lonely alcoholic and associate of gangster Shawn Maguire (Harris), is broken by regret for his sins, but when Maguire puts out a hit on Jimmy's son Michael (Kinnaman), we know what'll happen: Liam Kicks Ass. Solid, watchable actioner with fine work from Neeson and Kinnaman; no classic but satisfactory.

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