Northern Irish former amateur boxer turned A-List actor Liam Neeson has starred in the likes of Taken, Star Wars, The Dark Knight Rises and The A-Team.

But now he has landed what could possibly be his biggest role yet…


Yes – it has just been announced Ballymena boy Neeson is set to voice the role of God.

Liam joins the Slumdog Millionaire director to help promote the United Nations’ Global Goals campaign.

The aim is to spread the word about the UN’s goals to eradicate global poverty and injustice as well as promote women’s rights and fight climate change.

Richard Curtis has helped create a cinema ad narrated by Neeson that will be shown in cinemas in more than 30 countries.

The film is produced by Wallace and Gromit animators Aardman and also features an llama.

The set of goals is to be agreed by 193 leaders this month and has been backed by Meryl Streep, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates.

This is certainly not the first time charitable Neeson has leant his time to a charitable cause, having just recently used his country roots and passion for animals to successfully defend the endangered horse-drawn carriages of Central Park.

Liam Neeson

The highly-respected Hollywood star has been a fierce opponent of Bill de Blasio’s election pledge to rid the Central Park area of the animals, and recently won the bitter battle.

The former Lyric thespian has also partnered with UNICEF to launch the “End Violence Against Children” campaign, an awareness initiative that aims to mitigate and eventually eradicate the bullying and abuse of children.

In addition to this, amongst many other things, Neeson is also supporting many other causes, including AIDS and HIV research, parental support, human rights, poverty alleviation and the eradication of slavery and human trafficking, especially involving women.

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