Last year the Ballymena man narrowly missed being included in the list of the world's highest paid actors. According to Forbes, he earned just under $15m, leaving him at 21st place. The 64-year-old's career was given a new lease of life when 2008 thriller Taken became an unexpected hit. Last year, he could be heard narrating a documentary about 1916 for RTÉ. He has also starred in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Batman: The Dark Knight and Martin Scorsese's Silence.