Liam Neeson, 63, is almost unrecognisable with a super-slim aspect and silver hair on the set of Felt... after revealing the real reason behind his worrying weight loss

He put his extreme 20lbs weight loss down to dedication to Martin Scorsese and his role as persecuted Jesuit priest in 2016 flick Silence.

But Liam Neeson was yet more unrecognisable as he arrived on the set of his latest historical drama Felt on Wednesday in Atlanta, CA.

With silver hair and a particularly slim aspect, the 63-year-old appeared to have transformed once again as he takes on the role of the Watergate scandal's whistleblower known as 'Deep Throat.' 

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Back in character: Liam Neeson transformed for his latest role in drama Felt on Wednesday as he appeared on the set in Atlanta, GA

Back in character: Liam Neeson transformed for his latest role in drama Felt on Wednesday as he appeared on the set in Atlanta, GA

Liam chomped on a tooth pick with a thermos flash and a newspaper in hand, ready to take on the persona of 1973's famous Federal Bureau Deputy Director, Mark Felt.

Dressed as his secret informant alterego, Liam's slim shape was hidden by a loose-fitting pin stripe suit with his hair slicked back.

Having achieved a new, silver hue to his hair, the actor was still wearing tissue tucked into his collar to avoid hair and make-up ruining his costume.

The 2017 flick centres around Mark - famously nicknamed Deep Throat - as the man who helped journalists for The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, uncover the Watergate scandal in the 70s.

Weight loss: The star previously said that he lost weight for a film role
Action hero: When he promoted Taken 3 in 2014, he was in action hero mode

Changing appearance: With a slim aspect and silver hair (left), he cut a distinctly different appearance from his usual self (right, in December 2014)

In character: Liam takes on the role of 1973's famous Federal Bureau Deputy Director, Mark Felt, also known at the time as whistleblower 'Deep Throat'

In character: Liam takes on the role of 1973's famous Federal Bureau Deputy Director, Mark Felt, also known at the time as whistleblower 'Deep Throat'

Secret informant: Liam previously said that he lost 20lbs for his role in Silence, but he still looked slim

Secret informant: Liam previously said that he lost 20lbs for his role in Silence, but he still looked slim

The Watergate Scandal brought on Richard Nixon's resignation as the President of the United States.

A break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee - along with the help of the world's most famous anonymous informant - lead the reporters to uncover and publish a trail of money, conspiracy and high-level pressure that ultimately led to the President's downfall.

Felt is Liam's first role since Silence, which is set for release in November 2016, and was said to have been the motivation behind his significant weight loss.

He explained the extreme transformation at the Los Cabos Film Festival in Mexico in November last year, when he addressed the new film role.

Scary-skinny: Liam admitted in November 2015 to going to extreme lengths to portray his role as persecuted Jesuit priest in new flick Silence (pictured)

Scary-skinny: Liam admitted in November 2015 to going to extreme lengths to portray his role as persecuted Jesuit priest in new flick Silence (pictured)

Weight loss: Liam first sparked concern in July 2015 when he was spotted looking particularly frail while out in New York City

Weight loss: Liam first sparked concern in July 2015 when he was spotted looking particularly frail while out in New York City

Back to normal: In February 2016 (pictured at Edun AW16 show at New York Fashion Week), Liam lived up to his representative's claims that he had 'never been healthier'

Back to normal: In February 2016 (pictured at Edun AW16 show at New York Fashion Week), Liam lived up to his representative's claims that he had 'never been healthier'

'[Director] Martin [Scorsese] wanted us all to look a bit more gaunt,' he said, following months of speculation into his disappearing appearance.

Worrying pictures of the actor and subsequent concerns for his health were explained away by his representatives, who said at the time: 'He has never been healthier.'  

Liam explained that his co-stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield did it as well, though it had obviously not attracted as much attention.

He added: 'Adam went to the extreme. He's an ex-marine and when he's given an order, he follows it through. He was like something out of Auschwitz.'

'Martin requires this level of dedication and I think it pays off. He's legendary - so as a performer you have to get over that. I had to get over that…' 

Fuller in the face: The actor was also seen looking happy and healthy at the 2016 IFTA Irish Film and Drama awards at the Mansion House in Dublin last month

Fuller in the face: The actor was also seen looking happy and healthy at the 2016 IFTA Irish Film and Drama awards at the Mansion House in Dublin last month

 

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