Friday 21 July 2017

James Dempsey: Seriously, Liam Neeson, Ireland’s greatest? I don't wish to sound snobby, but ...

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

It was with a niggling scepticism that I read yesterday that the big man from Ballymena had topped a Sky Movies’ St. Patrick’s Day poll to find the viewing public’s favourite Irish actor.

Winning a fifth of all the votes cast, Neeson had easily bagged first place on a list that included Lawrence of Arabia’s Peter O’Toole, In Bruges’ Colin Farrell, and Harry Potter duo Richard Harris and Brendan Gleeson, while critically-lauded stars Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan had failed to even make the line-up.

Liam Neeson, Ireland’s greatest actor? Really?

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