Micheal Neeson, also known as Micheal Richardson, is an Irish actor. He is best recognized as the son of Irish actor Liam Neeson and the late English-American actress Natasha Richardson. As an actor, he has appeared in a few projects. Micheal played a reporter in the flick ‘Anchorman 2’ and had a recurring role in the television series ‘Bad Dogs.’ Currently, he is busy filming a new TV drama that is expected to release in 2019. Micheal is a very talented man when it comes to bringing his characters to life on screen. He dives deeply into every character he plays and is able to effortlessly display poignant emotions onscreen. Owing to his background, he is naturally skilled at acting. On a personal note, Micheal is a very emotional person who was quite close to his mother until her death in 2009. He considered her as his guide and sometimes accompanied her to the sets during his childhood. The actor is also devoted to his father and other family members.
In 2013, Micheal Neeson appeared in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ This American comedy movie was the sequel to the 2004 flick ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.’ The film also starred Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate and David Koechner.
Neeson appeared in a recurring role in the television series ‘Bad Dogs.’ He acted in the drama film, ‘Vox Lux,’ alongside Natalie Portman in 2018. Currently, he is busy shooting for a new TV drama called ‘The Two Wolves’ which will premiere in 2019. The actor is also reportedly working on a movie named ‘Cold Pursuit’ with his father. This American action thriller movie, directed by Hans Petter Moland, will be a loose remake of ‘In Order of Disappearance,’ a popular Norwegian film.
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Coping with Mother's Death
On 18 March 2009, Micheal Neeson lost his beloved mother, actress Natasha Richardson. She died from an epidural hematoma following a skiing accident in Quebec. After the death of his mother, the actor and his family were completely devastated. Micheal began partying a lot and even resorted to drugs for self-gratification. His mental condition worsened and everybody he met during that time believed that he was using drugs to cope with his mother’s loss. He then worked hard to leave behind his addiction so that he could rebuild his life.
Change of Name
In October 2018, Micheal changed his name from Micheal Neeson to “Micheal Richardson” in order to honor his deceased mother, Natasha Richardson, who had died a few years ago. In a conversation with ‘Daily Mail,’ his grandmother and Natasha’s mother, Vanessa Redgrave, revealed his name change. She stated that he changed his name not because he wanted to avoid his father’s fame but because he wanted to hold the memories of his late mother close to him as she was an outstanding actress.
Family & Personal Life
Micheal Neeson was born on 22 June 1995, in Dublin, Ireland, to Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson. He has a brother named Daniel. He studied at Tulane University. From his mother’s side, Micheal is a grandson of director/producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. He is a great-grandson of Rachel Kempson and Michael Redgrave. From his father’s side, his grandparents are Katherine Brown and Bernard Neeson. He is a nephew of the English actress Joely Richardson.