Despite their split, Liam Neeson still has the highest admiration for Helen Mirren.
In a recent interview, Liam Neeson called Helen Mirren ’a fantastic person’ and an actor when asked about their former relationship.
The Oscar winner, 77, whom Neeson dated between 1980 and 1985, said of him: ‘I should be so
delighted and be glad to having spent three or four years with that person, she is just out of this world.’
Although though their romance ended quite some time ago, both celebrities have always spoken fondly of their past together.
In a cover article that appeared in the November 2022 edition of People magazine, Helen Mirren discussed her relationship with Liam Neeson.
We were not intended to be together in that sense, she remarked, but we adored one another anyhow.
I still love him unconditionally, Mirren continued. He is a truly exceptional person.
Neeson claims that he fell in love with Mirren very quickly after meeting her when they first met on the set of their 1981 movie Excalibur.
He admitted as much on The Graham Norton Show in 2018: ’I remember being on the set and standing with
Ciarán Hinds as Helen marched towards us dressed in her full Morgana Le Fey costume and we both went, ‘Oh f—-.’’
After dating and cohabitating for a while, Mirren began a relationship with director Taylor Hackford,
whom she had first met in 1985 while attending an audition for his film White Nights and who she later married in 1997. Together, the couple has two kids.
Michael, who is 27 years old, and Daniel, who is 26 years old, are the couple’s two sons. Neeson later wed Natasha Richardson in 1994.
A skiing accident left Richardson with severe force injuries, which led to his death in 2009 at the age of 45.
Since then, the actor’s ability to maintain his level of activity has been greatly reliant on his employment.
The oldest son of Neeson, Micheál Neeson, chose to change his last name from Neeson to Richardson in 2018 as a way to honor his late mother.
Micheál said, ‘It was a way to respect her and her side of the family and carry on the name,’ in the year 2020.