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Helen Mirren recalls sharing tiny tent with Liam Neeson while camping – News Live

She’s not shy about gushing about her ex boyfriend Liam Neeson, who she dated in the eighties  And Helen Mirren, 74, couldn’t resist fondly recalling the time she went camping with the actor, 67, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday When quizzed by guest presenter Sean Hayes about her love for the outdoors, the British star gushed about ‘liking’ camping with Liam Neeson and relayed the story about them two having to share a ‘tiny tent all day’ during a rainy adventure    Helen detailed: ‘I once went camping with Liam Neeson, because we used to date We lived together for four years! (It was) Before Liam was the humongous movie star that he is today Telling the story to the excitable audience, the Catherine The Great star continued: ‘We went camping in this tiny little tent, the size of this table, and we drove there in this tiny little car   Share this article Share ‘Liam is like 6 ft 4in, his head was touching the top, and he was driving like this (making a slouched body shape) We camped in this tiny little tent. It rained all day, everyday. We were camping in Cornwall, then wewent camping in France ”I like camping,’ Helen reiterated, before cheekily adding: ‘Well, I like camping with Liam Neesom anyways, and my husband (Taylor Hackford) Helen and Liam have spoken about their fondness for each other on various occasions over the years       In January 2018, the Hollywood heavyweights revealed they were head over heels during their four-year romance, with the Taken star even admitting it was love at first sight during their appearance on The Graham Norton Show Asked by the cheeky chat show host about their dating days, Helen was quick to insist their romance, which burned between the years of 1980 and 1985, was a lot more serious than the occasional bit of courting She affirmed: ‘We didn’t date, we lived together for four years – we were a serious item for a while Lucky me!’And Liam was quick to reciprocate Helen’s affections as he confessed he was instantly ‘smitten’ with the actress when they met on the set of 1981 movie Excalibur Revealing he took an instant shine, the Schindler’s List star explained: ‘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 He added: ‘I remember being on the set and standing with Ciarán Hinds as Helen walked towards us dressed in her full Morgana Le Fey costume and we both went, “Oh f**k” and I was smitten ‘But perhaps the most flattering comment came when Liam admitted he had to battle off his fair share of competitors to win Helen’s heart The Irish star divulged: ‘I think Ciarán was too but I was very smitten!’ prompting a blushing Helen to respond: ‘I never knew that You’ve never told me that before – it’s amazing.’It isn’t the first time Helen has opened up about the romance, with The Queen actress – who has been married to director Taylor Hackford for the past two decades – previously lamenting: ‘We loved each other It was difficult to let go.’Eight years after his relationship with Helen, Liam met his first wife, Natasha Richardson, who tragically passed away following a freak skiing accident in 2009 The couple welcomed two children, Micheál, 22, and Daniel, 21, during their 15-year marriage While Helen has been married to director Taylor Hackford, 74, since 1997.

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