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Liam Neeson reveals he's dating 'incredibly famous' woman, but won't say who

Rachel Martin

Published 08/02/2016 | 08:41

Actor Liam Neeson. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)
Actor Liam Neeson. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)
Liam Neeson. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson
(L to R) Micheal Neeson, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes attend the Maison Mais Non launch party as Micheal Neeson launches fashion gallery in Soho on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Maison Mais Non)

Sorry ladies, but Hollywood hunk Liam Neeson is off the market.

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The Ballymena man has revealed he has a new woman in his life - and she will be getting flowers on Valentine's Day.

But he is remaining tight-lipped about her the identity, only saying that she's "incredibly famous".

"I'd embarrass her if I said her name, she's incredibly famous. I'll have to do my best for her. It's amazing how far a simple bunch of freshly picked flowers will go in a lady's life, I find," he told the Sunday Independent.

Liam Neeson. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Liam Neeson. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The actor said he still grieves for his wife Natasha Richardson, who was killed in a skiing accident in Canada.

Parent Trap star Natasha died after what was first thought to be a minor fall on the slopes in 2009. Despite appearing to be okay straight after the incident, her health deteriorated and she died a few days later in hospital, aged just 45.

Taken star Liam said his grief was "still a touchy subject".

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Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson
Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson

"Of course the grief is still there. You do your best. I had many little letters, beautiful cards scrawled from people after her death. I still have them and they are very meaningful. It is really touching," he explained.

"In your soul you know that there are people out there caring for you. That means a hell of a lot to me."

Liam and Natasha's son Michael was 13 when she died. Father and son are extremely close, and are even considering getting a tattoo together.

Michael is following in his dad's footsteps into the world of acting, which Liam says "gladdens" his heart.

(L to R) Micheal Neeson, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes attend the Maison Mais Non launch party as Micheal Neeson launches fashion gallery in Soho on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Maison Mais Non)
(L to R) Micheal Neeson, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes attend the Maison Mais Non launch party as Micheal Neeson launches fashion gallery in Soho on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Maison Mais Non)

But he added that it also made him "wary" for Michael.

"My lineage (in acting) is short but my wife's goes back to the 1700s. He's taking it very seriously. He's had a couple of opportunities for screen tests for major things and he's turned them down. I asked him why and he said: 'I'm not trained yet'. So I think that's wise," said Liam.

Over the last few years the movie star has transformed himself into a movie action man.

The 63-year-old is well-known for his macho roles in blockbuster movies like the Taken trilogy. Despite concerns being voiced over his health in December, after he lost a stone-and-a-half to prepare for an upcoming movie role, he insisted that he was fitter than he had ever been.

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"Before I pass the mirror I feel 43. When I actually look in it I think 'no, definitely 63', especially if I haven't been to the gym that day.

"I think I'm a bit more philosophical about all that stuff than I was when I moved out to Hollywood in 1987. I'm fitter than I've ever been in my life, so that has to count for something. I want to stay on this planet for a long time to come."

The Ulsterman is currently on the promotional trail for 1916, a much anticipated three-part documentary series on the Rising, which will be screened over the coming three weeks on RTE and on over 120 PBS stations in America.

Belfast Telegraph

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