Liam Neeson makes poignant return to the French Riveria with new love Freya

Two years ago he faced heartache when his beloved wife died after a skiing accident.

Now, Liam Neeson is enjoying life again with a new companion.

For the last 10 months, the A-Team star has been dating PR executive Freya St Johnston after they were introduced by friends in the film world.


With one arm tenderly round her neck, the film star looked content and happy on a holiday with her in St Tropez.

It's a spot in which he holidayed for many years with his wife actress Natasha Richardson and their two sons, Michael and Daniel, now 16 and 15 respectively.

Like Liam, Freya, thought to be 36, has two children.

Friends describe her as a "wonderful mother" who "takes life seriously in a free-spirited kind of way".

And her presence seems to have healed some of the painful memories as this week Liam has been seen chatting and sharing a laugh with her.