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Liam John Neeson, OBE, is an actor from Northern Ireland. He portrayed Ra's al Ghul/Henri Ducard in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. He reprised the role in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.

Characters portrayed by Liam Neeson in the Batman Universe


Significant Roles

  • Kegan in Krull (1983)
  • Michael Lamb in Lamb (1985)
  • Carl Anderson in Suspect (1987)
  • Liam Docherty in A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
  • Martin Falcon in Satisfaction (1988)
  • Leo Cutter in The Good Mother (1988)
  • Peyton Westlake in Darkman (1990)
  • Danny Socular in The Big Man (1990)
  • Ethan Frome in Ethan Frome (1993)
  • Dr. Fergus Lamb in Deception (1993)
  • Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993)
  • Dr. Jerry Lovell in Nell (1994)
  • Robert Roy MacGregor in Rob Roy (1995)
  • Michael Collins in Michael Collins (1996)
  • Ben Ryan in Before and After (1996)
  • Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (1998)
  • Dr. David Marrow in The Haunting (1999)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Charlie Mayo in Gun Shy (2000)
  • Mikhail Polenin in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
  • Daniel in Love Actually (2003)
  • Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004)
  • Ra's al Ghul/Henri Ducard in Batman Begins (2005)
  • Father Liam in Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
  • Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • Carver in Seraphim Falls (2007)
  • Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
  • Bryan Mills in Taken (2008)
  • Alistair Little in Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
  • Fujimoto in Ponyo (2009)
  • Eliot in After.Life (2009)
  • Zeus in Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • John "Hannibal" Smith in The A-Team (2010)
  • Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
  • Damon in The Next Three Days (2010)
  • Martin Harris in Unknown (2011)
  • Ottoway in The Grey (2012)
  • Zeus in Wrath of the Titans (2012)
  • Ra's al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Bryan Mills in Taken 2 (2012)
  • Michael in Third Person (2013)
  • Bad Cop, Good Cop & Pa Cop in The LEGO Movie (2014)
  • Bill Marks in Non-Stop (2014)
  • Clinch Leatherwood in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
  • Matthew Scudder in A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
  • Bryan Mills in Taken 3 (2014)
  • Jimmy Conlon in Run All Night (2015)
  • Himself in Entourage (2015)
  • Customer in Ted 2 (2015)
  • Douglas MacArthur in Operation Chromite (2016)
  • Father Cristóvão Ferreira in Silence (2016)


  • In The Lego Movie, Liam Neeson portrays Bad Cop, who fights the Lego Batman.
  • Matt Nable was cast as Ra's al Ghul for season 3 of Arrow. His casting was met with notable controversy from fans. In light of Liam Neeson suggesting he would be happy to reprise the role (and the follow-up reveal that Neeson was indeed offered the role but had to turn it down due to scheduling with other projects being given little attention), many criticized the actions of the casting department when Stephen Amell announced it. Despite this, Nable was heavily praised by fans and critics alike, with many suggesting he held up to Neeson's portrayal of the character.