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Saturday 3 December 2016

I'm getting on, I'm a proud grandfather now, says Pierce Brosnan

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Acting legend Pierce Brosnan has said that the more he has aged, the more he has come to appreciate life and time with his family.

The former Bond actor lost his stepdaughter Charlotte to ovarian cancer in 2013 - the same disease that claimed the life of his ex-wife Cassandra Harris almost 25 years ago.

The 62-year-old said he is keeping his family close as he gets older.

"I'm getting on, I know my face is in the process of collapsing," he said.

"I sometimes catch glimpses of myself in the mirror and I think, 'Jesus, who is that?' I hear my bones creak that little bit more. The lines are doubling.

Cast member Pierce Brosnan poses with his three sons on arrival for the Los Angeles premiere of the film 'No Escape' in Los Angeles, California
Cast member Pierce Brosnan poses with his three sons on arrival for the Los Angeles premiere of the film 'No Escape' in Los Angeles, California

"But I'm a proud grandfather now. There's still a lot of life in the old man and I'll keep going till I can go no more. Life is so precious.

"It can be snatched away without any prior warning so why waste it?

"That's why I enjoy my wonderful, beautiful family, my children and my grandchildren."

Brosnan has one son from his marriage to Harris, Sean (32), and one stepson, Christopher (42).

In 2001, the Co Meath native wed journalist Keeley Shaye Smith in Ballintubber Abbey, Mayo.

They have two sons together - Dylan (18) and Paris (14).

"There's a lot of support and love there for one another," Brosnan told Woman's Way magazine.

"The older ones have always looked out for the 'youngsters' and they have always looked up to them."

He spent time back home in Ireland this summer shooting thriller movie I.T.

"It warms my heart to be back on that soil," he said.

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