Liam Neeson was not a fan of the original 'A-Team'.

The 58-year-old actor - who plays Colonel John 'Hannibal' Smith in the 2010 reboot of the 80s TV show - admits he thought of the original show as "campy", but was convinced to work on the new film because of the good script.

He said: "To be honest, I was not a fan of the TV series at all. The couple of times I did look at it, I found it kind of campy.

"It just wasn't for me, it was for a younger audience."

Discussing The Script for the movie - in which he stars alongside Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel and Sharlto Copley - he added: "It was wonderful . It was rooted in reality in real trouble spots around the world. The danger quotient has certainly been ramped up and there's a darkness thrown in there as well, for a couple of characters."

However, his co-star Cooper - who plays Templeton 'Faceman' Peck - admits it was a dream to play the role.

He told the Daily Mail: "It was the best working experience I've ever had in my life. To take on such an iconic show, one that I grew up on and to do so besides the likes of Liam Neeson is just amazing."