Liam Neeson says that he's taken enough and confirmed that the third instalment of the Taken franchise will be the last.

The 62-year-old actor will reprise his role as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in Taken 3, which is due for release early next year, and has confirmed that this will be the last movie in the franchise.

This time round, Mills is the hunted prey after he's framed for the murder of someone close to him.

Neeson explains: "I have to go on the run, I'll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities

"Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. It's a rollicking good story. But I think this is the end." 

As to whether he feels the need to cool the action-thriller roles, Neeson said: "If I feel audiences saying, 'Come on, he's 62, enough is enough,' I'm very sensitive to that and if I pick up that vibe it will all stop. And I'll start playing dads or grandfathers.

"But I keep myself pretty fit and my knees are still great. And it's fun."