Liam Neeson is very proud about his involvement in an upcoming docu-series as part of the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations.
Speaking to Marian Finucane on RTE Radio 1 this morning, the taken star revealed he had to develop his own interest in Irish history.
"We did not learn about our Irish history and it was only when I was at Queen’s University at 19, and the old internment was introduced and the horrors that were happening then were coming to a head, that I started to educate myself about the history of my country."
Liam is narrating the upcoming series, written and produced by historian Briona Nic Dhiarmada and the 63-year-old admitted that he was taken aback by some of the things uncovered during the course of making the documentary.
"They have found footage that’s quite phenomenal and information that’s quite phenomenal. There’s images there that really took my breath away because I had never seen them."
Liam also spoke about the significance of the rising and in particular of Padraig Pearse's proclamation.
"It shows just how beautiful that was and how far reaching it was… how it included women, and the vote… everyone would be equal, every religion would be respected."
You can listen to the full interview here.