Liam Neeson is not your normal Hollywood star, more known for his independent dramatic roles all the way though the 90s until suddenly becoming an action star with Taken in 2008.
That career choice has taken him in interesting directions - most notably the fact that, at 61, he's still taken seriously as an action star, with yet another high octane film due out in cinemas this week. Taken might have just been a strange career blip if it wasn't for the sudden death of his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 - with the actor apparently throwing himself into any role he could find thereafter.
For the first time, the Ballymena born Neeson has spoken about the loss of his wife in a 60 minutes interview with Anderson Cooper. He doesn't seem like a man used to opening up at length but its an unusually heartfelt conversation that could easily have been crass.
Watch a selection from the conversation below.