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Liam Neeson retiring from action films

Liam Neeson is retiring from action films after two more he’s committed to this year because he can no longer keep up with his young co-stars.

The Taken star turns 69 in 2021 and admits age is beginning to take its toll on him.

“I’ve just finished one in Australia and I had a fight scene with a kid – lovely, sweet actor called Taylor – and halfway through the fight I looked up, I was breathless and it didn’t cost him a cent, and I said,

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‘Taylor, what age are you?’ He said, ’25’. I said, ‘That’s the age of my eldest son!’

“There’s a couple more I’m going to do this year… and then I think that will probably be it… I love doing ’em. I love beating up guys half my age.”

The Northern Irish movie star’s latest action film, The Marksman, is released later this month (January 2021).

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