'I was smitten.'

By Derek Lawrence
January 19, 2018 at 06:34 PM EST

Long before he starred in the blockbuster action trilogy, Liam Neeson was rather taken with Helen Mirren.

During Friday’s The Graham Norton Show, The Commuter star reunited with Mirren, who he was in a “serious” relationship with for four years. Neeson and Mirren first met when he and Game of Thrones alum Ciarán Hinds visited the set of the 1981 film Excalibur, which starred all three actors.

“She walked from like 100 yards away, dressed as Morgana Le Fay,” recalled Neeson. “And Ciarán is my oldest friend, and we both went, ‘F—.’ So I was smitten, and then Ciarán was smitten too. I was certainly smitten.”

Mirren was surprised and amused by the story, insisting Neeson had never previously shared this with her.

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