His credits at Dublin's Abbey Theatre include: in Lennie in "Of Mice and Men" based on the novel by John Steinbeck
(1980), "I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell" a new play by Bernard Farrell, "The Death of Humpty Dumpty" a new play by Graham Reid
, "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey
, Shakespare's "The Winter's Tale" (all 1979), "...
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[on working with Julia Roberts
in Michael Collins
(1996)] I was surprised at first [when she was cast]. I thought, surely there's an actress in Ireland who can [play the role]; Neil [Jordan] doesn't need this star power. I thought maybe he was going to shoot himself in the foot. But she was very committed to doing it. I thought she was terribly good and I was very proud of her.
On March 16, 2009, his wife Natasha Richardson
suffered a brain injury in a skiing accident. On March 18, 2009, she died in a hospital. Liam interrupted filming of his movie Chloe
(2009) to be by her side.
Frequently portrays characters based on real people. (e.g. Rob Roy, Oskar Schindler, Michael Collins, Alfred Kinsey)