Liam Neeson, 70, jokes he isn’t having an affair with his powerful female companion as he reveals how he stays in shape

Liam Neeson joked that he’s not having an affair with his female power walking partner as he revealed how he keeps fit. 

The actor, 70, insisted that he isn’t a ‘gym rat’ but instead goes for a stroll around the park as he discussed his exercise regime on Friday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show.

Liam, who is single, explained that he enjoys a quick jaunt around New York City with ‘a lovely lady called Amy’ who he has exercised with for ’15 or 16 years.’

After meeting her husband when he invited the couple to a recent movie premiere of his, the star said he made sure to set the record straight.

Speaking on the chat show, Liam began: ‘I’m not a gym rat. I mainly do 35 minutes every day. Power walking. I live in New York so I’m in the city.’

Funny: Liam Neeson, 70, joked that he's not having an affair with his female power walking partner as he revealed how he keeps fit

Funny: Liam Neeson, 70, joked that he’s not having an affair with his female power walking partner as he revealed how he keeps fit

Routine: The actor insisted that he isn't a 'gym rat' but instead goes for a stroll around the park as he discussed his exercise regime on Friday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show

Routine: The actor insisted that he isn’t a ‘gym rat’ but instead goes for a stroll around the park as he discussed his exercise regime on Friday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show

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He continued: ‘I have a walking partner, a lovely lady called Amy – we’ve been walking for 15 or 16 years. I met her husband for the first time at this premiere of a movie of mine.’

I saw Amy and I went over to her and I saw him and said “Jay, I have to tell you right now. Amy and I are not having an affair. All we do is walk around the park!”, Liam laughed.

Liam married actress Natasha Richardson in 1994 and was with her until her tragic death from a head injury she sustained whilst skiing in 2009. 

He went on to date author Freya St. Johnston however they split in 2012 and he hasn’t had a long term relationship since.

Elsewhere, the actor discussed his upcoming role in his new film Marlowe, which also happens to be his 100th movie.

‘Marlowe is Phillip Marlowe. He’s a private investigator. It was first invented by Raymond Chandler.

‘I’m an avid reader but I’m ashamed to say that I hadn’t read any chapter until I was offered the film. He’s a private eye but a bit shady but has a code of ethics.’

Jonathan explained that Marlowe was Liam’s 100th movie, but the actor added: ‘There’s a few documentaries in there too. Somebody told me this a few months ago but I’m actually up to 103 now!’

‘I’ve loved all of them. Some of the movies were so-so, some were very good I thought but I’ve always come away with a positive.

I love movie crews, actors are ok but movie crews I adore,’ he said when asked which was his favourite.

In Marlowe, the detective becomes embroiled in an investigation with a rich Californian family residing in Bay City after Diane’s character Clare hires him to find her former lover.

Liam stars alongside Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alan Cumming, Danny Huston, Daniela Melchior, and Colm Meaney, with the film set to be released on 2 December.

He also has two more films slated for release in 2023, Retribution with Jack Champion and Matthew Modine, and In the Land of Saints and Sinners with Kerry Condon and Ciaran Hinds.

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