WATCH: Liam Neeson praises pupils at Co Antrim school

Hollywood actor and proud Ballymena man Liam Neeson has sent a special message to the pupils of a Co. Antrim primary school to tell them how proud he is of them.

Neeson, who has stared in movies including Taken, Love Actually and Star Wars, paid tribute to everyone at Mallusk Integrated Primary School in a video message from Chicago.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Speaking of his pride for the children at the school, Liam said: “I hear you have the most fantastic little school. I want to congratulate your teachers, the staff and especially you; the pupils.”

Since the video was uploaded to the school’s Facebook page this morning, it has gone viral with over 6,000 people hearing the Co Antrim man’s words of admiration.