In 2018, during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson reminisced on their past romance that began on the film set of 1981’s Excalibur.
“We didn’t [just] date, we lived together for four years,” Mirren recalled. “We were a serious item for a while. Lucky me!”
Neeson went on to divulge further details about the couple’s relationship.
“Before I met her and we worked together, I had read somewhere that if she fancied a guy she would imitate his walk behind his back. And I turned around one day and she was doing that to me,” the Taken star added.
Helen may have imitated Liam’s walk, but she also made him clothing.
Mirren shared with AARP that a sign of her affection was to make clothing for her partners including Neeson, ex Peter O’Toole and her current husband of nearly 25 years, director Taylor Hackform.
“I went through a phase of making men’s shirts,” she told the outlet. “All my boyfriends had to have a shirt made by me. … I did make one for Liam.”
Helen Mirren 77, and Liam Neeson 70, decided they are better off as friends rather than lovers.
The actress revealed in a past interview with USA Today that she loves ex Liam Neeson ‘deeply,’ but they ‘were not meant to be together’
The couple, dated from 1980 to 1985.
Liam Neeson went on to marry Nasha Richardon (1994 – 2009) who died tragically in after a skiing accident. She left behind two children.
Helen Mirren married Taylor Hackform, her husband for the past 25 years.
Helen and Liam are still very close friends and they love each other, but only as very close friends.