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Helen Mirren Says Her Ex Liam Neeson Is Amazing But Admits They Weren't Meant to Be | "I Love Him Deeply to This Day
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Helen Mirren Says Her Ex Liam Neeson Is Amazing But Admits They Weren't Meant to Be | "I Love Him Deeply to This Day

The iconic actor and diva dated in the 80s and the couple were very serious about their relationship.

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Who doesn’t recall the power couple of the 80s, Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson being together? The two top stars were seeing each other for almost four years in the early 80s before breaking apart to follow their dreams in the industry. Mirren revealed on the Graham Norton Show that the two remained friends despite their split. Mirren, now 77, and Neeson, now 70, met on the set of the 1981 King Arthur fantasy film ‘Excalibur’ which eventually sparked the spirit of love between the two.



 

Neeson shifted to Mirren’s London apartment and the two started living together. The ‘Cal’ actress revealed in her recent interview with AARP The Magazine that the actress had an odd habit of stitching shirts for her lovers. “I did make one for Liam, oddly enough,” she told the magazine. “We loved each other. We were not meant to be together in that way, but we loved each other very, very much. I love him deeply to this day. He’s such an amazing guy,” she added.



 

Mirren also shared that she made a similar token of love for her ex Peter O’Toole and her now-husband director Taylor Hackford. The actress has been married to Hackford for almost 25 years now.

Actor Liam Neeson attends the
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Ever since their split, the two have quite often crossed each other’s path and have great reverence for each other. During an appearance together back in 2018 on ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ the two reminisced about their love and relationship. “We lived together for four years. We were a serious item for a while. “Lucky me!”, Mirren said on the show.

English actress Helen Mirren at a promotional reception for 'Age of Consent', a film she stars in with James Mason, 1969. (Image Source: Len Trievnor/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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It is reported that Neeson had shared previously that he was “very smitten” with Mirren at the very first moment he saw her in costume. While talking to CBS in 2014 he reacted by saying, “Can you imagine riding horses in shiny suits of armor, having sword fights and stuff, and you’re falling in love with Helen Mirren?” It doesn’t get any better than that,” when asked about his time with the actress and how they met.



 

Talking to The New York Times, actress Mirren revealed the reason behind their split by stating that “It was difficult for him to be under my shadow,” I was well known; I had the money ... I had a sense from Liam that it was time for him to come out from under my wing. He handled it with great elegance and grace. We loved each other. It was difficult to let go.”
 
Reference:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/helen-mirren-liam-neeson-ex_n_637cdca5e4b0f04daf577784

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/liam-neesons-success-and-sorrow-2/

https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/celebrities/info-2022/helen-mirren.html 

Cover Image Source: (L) Getty Images | Kevin Winter (R) Getty Images | Matthew Peyton