Liam Neeson reveals when he plans to retire from action movies

Liam Neeson reveals when he plans to retire from action movies

LIAM NEESON has set a date for when he will retire from action movies for good.

Over the past decade, the Northern Irishman has reinvented himself as something of an action hero, starring in a string of hit movies off the back of 2008’s Taken.

However, in recent years the 69-year-old Ballymena-born star has found himself regularly quizzed on when he intends to call it a day.

Now Neeson has offered his strongest hint yet as to when he may hang up his hat.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he revealed he plans to make two more action movies before pursuing different roles.

"I've been so lucky. It's good," he said.

"I like hanging out with these stunt guys. I like choreographing the fights."

"After that I think it's English romantic comedies, you know?" Neeson quipped.

The plans appear to chime with Neeson’s previous comments on the subject.

Back in January, he said he planned to do a “couple more” this year.

"I'm 68 and a half. 69 this year. There's a couple more I'm going to do this year - hopefully, Covid allowing us - there's a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it,” he said.

“Well, unless I'm on a Zimmer frame or something."

Neeson currently has a further two action films in production: Backlight and Memory.

Memory is being directed by Martin Campbell, best known for helming the James Bond outings Goldeneye and Casino Royale.

The film, which will also star Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci, will see Neeson play an expert assassin with early on-set Alzheimer’s.

He is currently busy prompting The Ice Road, his latest action effort, which is due to debut on Netflix after the streaming giant forked out a record sum to secure the film’s rights.