Liam Neeson Raises $400,000 From Theater Renovation Campaign
Actor Liam Neeson has raised almost $400,000 to renovate a theater in his native Ireland. The "Love Actually" star threw a glitzy bash in New York earlier this month, on January 10, with stars including Meryl Streep and Aidan Quinn turning out to raise funds to help rebuild Belfast's Lyric Theatre.
Irish performers Brian Kennedy and Conleth Hill entertained the guests, and Neeson, a longterm patron of the establishment, took to the stage to urge the audience to support the theater's fundraising campaign. The new venue will cost $27.2 million, and officials must raise 1.3 million pounds by June 2010 to receive further financial backing.
His theater renovation campaign aside, Irish actor Liam Neeson moved to Hollywood after he was offered a high-profile role in 1987 movie called "Suspect," portraying Carl Anderson. The Golden Globe Awards-nominated actor has played in several movies such as "Gangs of New York", "Kinsey", "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Batman Begins".
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