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Liam Neeson's idea for Taken 3

Liam Neeson has an idea for a third Taken film - but he wouldn't star in it.

The 60-year-old returns in his latest film Taken 2 as Bryan Mills, a protective father who just happens to be a retired CIA agent with a "very particular set of skills". But the modest actor doesn't think there will be a similar demand for another follow-up.

Liam said of the scope for a Taken 3: "I don't think so. I think we're finished. Mind you, I thought we were finished with the last one."

In fact, he's ready to pass the baton to Maggie Grace, who plays Bryan's daughter Kim.

"Maggie's very fit, so I didn't have to teach her anything. She took it all on-board. So if there is a sequel it should be based on Maggie's character."

Liam revealed filming Taken 2 in the crowded, narrow streets of Istanbul was not easy.

He said: "It's an extraordinary city, but a lot of the streets we shot in, which are thousands of years old, were as wide as this room, with shops on either side and merchants selling their wares, and you're doing a car chase at 70 miles an hour and people are saying, 'No, no, no, I'm not closing my shop. You do your movie and I sell my wares'. So there's people crossing the road all the time!"

Liam insisted being an action star at 60 was no big deal, saying: "I keep pretty fit in life as a rule. You have to these days, right? And for this sort of stuff, sure there's a few more push-ups and sit-ups you have to do in the morning."

But he admitted: "It starts to hurt. The knees creak a little bit more."

:: Taken 2 is released in cinemas on October 4


From Belfast Telegraph