I sat down with Liam Neeson to discuss The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It was early in the morning on December 2, and I had a list of questions ready. I decided that I’d start out with the typical Narnia ones that he was probably getting all morning, and see where the conversation went. I also included a few questions to catch him off guard, and managed to get some great responses. (I’m a fan of Indiana Jones, for those that didn’t know, so I couldn’t resist that question.)
Liam Neeson, who plays Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, appeared on yesterday’s episode of The View. He spoke a bit about the same things he mentioned in other interviews, including my own, which I am currently editing. In the interview, he revealed he was unfamiliar with the books before being cast to voice Aslan, which he said is ironic because he was born near Belfast, Ireland, where C.S. Lewis, the author of the books, was born. It was his oldest son, 15, who introduced them to him. When Neeson told him he got the part of Aslan, his son replied, “Dad…Aslan is God!”
The film also received an enthusiastic endorsement from an unlikely source: Whoopi Goldberg.
Liam Neeson, the actor behind Aslan in the Narnia film series, made a very controversial statement about the character of Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia. He was making an attempt to remain politically correct about the character. It is a comment that created an uproar among many of us that were there interviewing him on Thursday morning, and word spread quickly that he was going to go that route with the interviews. He made the same comment at the start of the press conference in London.
What was the comment that was so controversial?
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According to the Belfast Telegraph, Liam Neeson will be in Belfast next month to meet with young film fans and take part in a question and answer session, as well as a screening of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The event, taking place at the Odeon, Victoria Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will be held on December 7th.
The special gala event will bring to an end an action-packed year of celebrations marking the Cinemagic charity’s 20th anniversary.
Press junkets are fun. I sat in the front row at the Prince Caspian press junket in 2008, and it was a blast interacting with all of the stars, the producer, the writers and the director as they entered and left the room that my group was in.
I’ve known for some time that the junket for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be in London, but who is scheduled to be in attendance is the shocking part to me.
British actress Lynn Redgrave who narrated the audio book of Prince Caspian died on May 2nd from Breast Cancer. She was 67 years old. She is known for such films as Tom Jones, Georgy Girl, Antony and Celopatra (1986), Gods and Monsters, The Jane Austen Book Club, and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
NarniaFans has just learned that Aslan voice actor Liam Neeson has decided to apply for US citizenship. In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s Good Morning America he said that he has lived in America for twenty years and that the country has been good to him. He cites the outpooring of support from fans following the death of his wife Natasha Richardson a few monthes ago, as his main reason for coming to this decision.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” the third in the epic series of films based on the bestselling books by C.S. Lewis, will begin principal photography on location in Queensland, Australia, today – July 27, 2009. The production, a joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Walden Media, continues the franchise which commenced with
The spectacular, Oscar®-winning 2005 release, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and its 2008 follow-up, “Prince Caspian,” whose combined global box office gross tops $1.2 billion.
Actor Liam Neeson is best known to NarniaFans as the voice of Aslan, and has played other notable roles ranging from Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Bruce Wayne’s mysterious mentor Henri Ducard in Batman Begins, and real life hero Oskar Schindler in the Academy Award â„¢ winning Schindler’s List. Now, he and Schindler’s List co-star Ralph Fiennes have signed on to go head to head once again in an upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans.