Liam Neeson Announces He’s Officially Retiring From Action Movies
The actor, best known for his set of 'very particular skills' in 2008 movie Taken, said he knows he doesn't have long left in the industry, as he prepares to turn 69 in June.
Speaking to to ET about his future on the big screen, he said: "I'm 68 and a half. 69 this year.
"There's a couple more [movies] I'm going to do this year - hopefully, COVID allowing us - there's a couple in the pipeline, and then I think that will probably be it.
"Well, unless I'm on a Zimmer frame or something."
Neeson's new movie, The Marksman, is out this month, and he is also currently working on action thrillers Blacklight and The Ice Road, which tells the story of an ice driver who is trying to save the life of a group of trapped miners by making the perilous journey over a frozen ocean.
His next project will be Memory - a film in which he stars as an assassin-for-hire who refuses a kill commissioned by a dangerous bunch of criminals, who then set their sights on him instead.
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The only other films currently slated for Neeson are Charlie Johnson in the Flames and Marlowe.
Liam added that while he felt ready to quit movies, he would miss "beating up guys half [his] age".
"I love doing them," he added. "I've just finished [Blacklight] in Australia and I had a fight scene with a kid - lovely, sweet actor called Taylor - and halfway through the fight I looked up, I was breathless and it didn't cost him a cent, and I said, 'Taylor, what age are you?' He said, '25.'
"I said, 'That's the age of my eldest son [Micheál Richardson]!'"
The actor was the centre of a controversy recently, when he admitted that he once walked the streets with a cosh, searching for a "black b*st*rd" to kill, following the rape of somebody close to him.
He made the shocking confession while promoting his 2019 film, Cold Pursuit.
He has since spoken out and said that he felt "ashamed" of his "awful" behaviour in the past.
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