Liam Neeson's stunning gesture for Melbourne COVID nurses

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Liam Neeson has been shooting his new action movie Backlight in Melbourne for the last few weeks and while he may be a busy man, the star has taken the time to brighten the day of some of the city's frontline workers.

The 68-year-old Irish actor surprised a Melbourne hospital with flowers and a handwritten note that read: "To all you lovely Aussie and Irish nurses. Thinking of you all. Much love and respect, Liam Neeson."

Liam Neeson surprised a bunch of Melbourne nurses with flowers and a handwritten note on Thursday. Photo: Getty
Liam Neeson surprised a bunch of Melbourne nurses with flowers and a handwritten note on Thursday. Photo: Getty

Nurses at Royal Melbourne's Hospital were left starstruck shared photos of the surprising delivery, sharing their thanks to the star on Facebook.

"I will find you...and I will...treat you," the post jokingly began, referencing his fan favourite movie Taken.

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"Liam Neeson is filming a movie in Melbourne and was kind enough to send in some flowers to our Acute Medical Unit, which was a COVID-19 ward this year.

"Thanks Liam, from all of us starstruck at RMH!"

The nurses of Royal Melbourne Hospital were shocked to receive the beautiful gift. Photo: Facebook
The nurses of Royal Melbourne Hospital were shocked to receive the beautiful gift. Photo: Facebook

"Fantastic you all deserve this treat," one Facebook user commented. "Thank you all."

"That’s very kind," another added. "He’s a very thoughtful man."

"How special is that!" someone else wrote.

"How beautiful wow, you all deserve it," another said.

Others commented that the delivery was "stunning" and a "classy" gesture by Liam.

The nurses said they were "starstruck" by the lovely gesture. Photo: Facebook
The nurses said they were "starstruck" by the lovely gesture. Photo: Facebook

The film's producer Paul Currie, recently revealed Liam hasn't been able to do any sightseeing during his visit to Australia.

The film has strict Covid-safe protocol, meaning the star is seeing more of his hotel room than any of Melbourne.

Speaking with The Age, Paul said: "He hasn't had time to go out to restaurants or anything like that, and we can't let him out anyway."

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