- They dated during the making of Excalibur (1981)
- "Was smitten by Helen in her Morgana Le Fay costume," says Liam Neeson
- The duo talked about their relationship
Their fondness for each other on show was hard to ignore, while host Graham Norton was quizzing them about their secret dating days. Helen Mirren didn't just correct him for the term 'dating', but went up to admitting their serious relationship that last four years, she said, "We were a serious item for a while. Lucky me!"
Liam Neeson added, "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."
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Back in 1980, while filming Excalibur, both Liam Neeson and Dame Helen Mirren were rumoured to be dating. However, none of them ever acknowledged a romance, until in an interview to James Lipton for Inside the Actors Studio, Liam Neeson revealed that she helped him in shaping his career.
Liam Neeson was married to Natasha Richardson, his co-star of the 1993 play Anna Christie while Helen Mirren is currently married to American director Taylor Hackford.