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Vintage year in store for Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is being tipped for his biggest year yet as news comes of yet another role for the Ballymena-born actor.

Neeson will have a cameo role in The Next Three Days, a remake of French film Pour Elle.

The thriller, which stars Russell Crowe as a man driven to despair when his wife is convicted of murder, is due for release late next year.

It promises to be a vintage year for the actor as he will star in the highly-anticipated Clash Of The Titans and The A-Team, also scheduled for release in 2010.

Neeson will play Hannibal in the A-Team, a part immortalised by George Peppard in the much-loved 1980s TV series.

In Clash Of The Titans he plays Zeus alongside his friend Ralph Fiennes in the role of Hades. It is the pair’s first project together since the Oscar-winning Schindler’s List in 1994.

Clash Of The Titans also features Irish actors Martin McCann and Liam Cunningham in supporting roles.

Neeson, who got his acting break in the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, returned to the city last year to lend his support for the theatre’s multi-million building project.

The 57-year-old, who was nominated for an Oscar for his eponymous role in Schindler’s List, lost his wife Natasha Richardson in March this year after she suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in Canada.

In an interview on US TV to promote Five Minutes Of Heaven, in which he starred with James Nesbitt, the actor said he and his two sons were “doing good”.

Belfast Telegraph

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