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Liam Neeson reveals he’s often mistaken for Ralph Fiennes


08 April 2012

They can currently be seen as onscreen brother gods Zeus and Hades in the high octane sequel Wrath of the Titans and action hero Liam Neeson has said that he often gets mistaken for Ralph Fiennes.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph the Taken action hero said "I've been congratulated for my Hamlet on Broadway 14 years ago. And Ralph gets mistaken for me sometimes. We'd pass as brothers, you know.

I was once down in Patagonia, Argentina, about five years ago fly-fishing, and this woman came up and said, 'Oh my God, Red Dragon! You were fantastic in that.

I didn't want to say, 'It's not me', so I said, 'Thanks very much'."

Neeson also recalled a time when he signed an autograph as Fiennes when he was with his late wife Natasha Richardson revealing "Once, my wife Natasha Richardson and I were walking through the Plaza Athenee, this beautiful hotel in Paris, and this elderly couple got up and said, 'Excuse me, my husband and I are visiting from America'.

The lady grabbed one of these beautiful tea service menus and said, 'Would you mind signing this for us?'

I said, 'It would be my absolute pleasure'. And as I'm about to sign it, she said, 'We absolutely adored The English Patient'.

So I signed it, 'With love, Ralph Fiennes'. I could not burst their bubble.''

Neeson will next be seen in Peteer Berg's high seas sci-fi adventure Battleship which features Alexander Skarsgård, Tom Arnold, Brooklyn Decker and Taylor Kitsch which opens on April 11.

Neeson will also appear in The Dark Knight Rises on July 20 and he has Olivier Megaton's Taken 2 out on October 5.

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BATTLESHIP IS OUT ON APRIL 11