Liam Neeson ‘fell in love’ while filming the latest movie – but they couldn’t be together


Liam Neeson “fell in love” while in Australia recently, but it didn’t.

The Love Actually actor, 68, resided in Melbourne for several months in 2020, while filming the action movie Blacklight.

Liam – who lost his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 – hinted at a mysterious ongoing romantic entanglement, despite the town being in phase four of Covid lockdown at the time.

Sunrise welcomes David ‘Kochie’ Koch and Natalie Barr on Monday, this Irish star said: “I loved Melbourne. I loved our Australian team, they are fantastic workers.”

“Every department was superb. They were their own people, you know what I mean? They had a great sense of humor.”

Pulling off a cheeky smile, the father-of-two confessed, “I made two friends…I fell in love, but she was taken.”

Picking up on Liam’s revealing comment about his private life, TV presenters David and Natalie were clearly “intrigued”.

Seven Network’s breakfast TV hosts even asked viewers to help them identify the mystery woman who caught Liam’s eye.

“If you know the lady involved, go to the Facebook page. Give us clues!” David told those watching at home on Monday.

Liam has yet to enter into a serious or public relationship since the death of his late wife, Natashia Richardson.

Liam Neeson and his wife Natacha Richardson
Liam and Natasha married in 1994 and later had two children together

In 2009, The Parent Trap actress sadly died at the age of 45 of an epidural hematoma (bleeding around the brain) two days after hitting her head during a beginner’s ski lesson at the Quebec, Canada.

Speaking in an interview five years after his death, Liam opened up about life without his late wife.

“His death was never real. It still isn’t,” he told Loaded magazine.

Liam talks about the death of his wife Natasha Richardson and how it still doesn't seem real
Liam opened up about Natasha’s death and how it still doesn’t seem real

“There are times now when I hear the door open, especially the first two years…every time I hear that door open, I always think I’m going to hear it.”

Liam and Natasha at a Broadway revival of Anna Christie in 1993.

The happy couple married the following year and then welcomed their sons Micheál and Daniel into the world.

Since the mother-of-two’s heartbreaking death, Liam has kept a relatively low profile when it comes to new romances.

Actor Liam Neeson and his wife, actress Natasha Richardson
Liam and Natasha pictured together in 2005

Liam Neeson and Natashta
The actor has never remarried since his death in 2009

The Batman Begins actor reportedly had a relationship with public relations executive Freya St Johnston, but their romance reportedly ended in 2014.

In 2016, during an interview with the Irish Sunday Independent, Liam spoke of a budding relationship with an “incredibly famous” woman.

Protecting his identity lest he “embarrass” him, the Hollywood star discussed their upcoming Valentine’s Day plans.

“I’m going to have to do my best for her. It’s amazing how much a simple bouquet of freshly picked flowers can go into a woman’s life,” he confessed to the publication.

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