Irish actor and action star Liam Neeson called on the UK to give the stolen Parthenon marbles back to Greece.
He joins legions of fellow actors and celebrities, such as George Clooney, Bill Murray and Steven Fry, who support the return of the Parthenon marbles back to their homeland.
Originally stolen from Athens by Lord Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, the marbles are now housed in the British Museum. They have been a source of conflict between Greece and the UK for decades.
Liam Neeson expressed his very strong viewpoint on the subject to a reporter from the Greek Star Channel while he was being interviewed about his new movie “Run All Night”. Neeson even went so far as to call the UK’s capture and possession of the marbles “theft”.
“The British must return them, full stop. Give them back from where they were stolen. I am absolute. They must be returned.”
Hopefully the support and attention from Hollywood A-listers and other international celebrities will help raise even more awareness of the issues surrounding the Parthenon marbles. The ideal end goal is to gather more momentum for the movement in order to restore the marbles to Athens and house them in the Acropolis Museum.