The 77-year-old actress was in a five-year relationship with the actor, 70, between 1980 and 1985 and they lived together for four of those years. Recalling their past, Helen said in an interview with AARP The Magazine: "We were not meant to be together in that way, but we loved each other very, very much. I love him deeply to this day. He's such an amazing guy." Helen Mirren / AARP The Magazine. The screen star also recalled some of her past loves and how they all "had to have a shirt made by me".