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Friday 18 October 2019

Pierce Brosnan still 'goes weak' at seeing wife of 13 years Keely Shaye Smith

Keely Shaye Smith and actor Pierce Brosnan
Keely Shaye Smith and actor Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan has revealed his admiration for wife of more than a decade Keely Shaye Smith

The 60-year-old will always be remembered for playing James Bond in the spy franchise between 1995 and 2005 and has taken on several movie roles since.

He's married to Keely Shaye Smith and despite being able to splash out on luxuries, the actor has a simple future in mind for them.

"I say to Keely: 'Let's sell the house and live in a caravan.' A new start like that would be amazing!" he smiled to German magazine Meins.

Pierce was previously married to Cassandra Harris, who tragically passed away aged 43 in 1991 following a battle with ovarian cancer. Last year, Cassandra's daughter Charlotte, who Pierce was the adoptive father of, sadly died of the same illness.

He married Keely in 2001 and is thankful for her support.

"James Bond" Pierce Brosnan kisses his wife Keely Shaye Smith

"I love her vitality, her passion," he said. "She has this strength that I wouldn't be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak."

Irish Pierce has often spoken about his Catholic faith and the way it helped him cope with hard times. He didn't have an easy childhood, but it didn't make the star question his beliefs.

"For some time I grew up without my mother, living with my grandparents in Ireland," he explained.

"I went to a Catholic school where beatings from the monks where a part of everyday life. I was raised as a Catholic and I will always be one, even if I don't support all of the church's actions.

"I pray and go to mass. I also believe in life after death. I feel that deep within me."

Pierce is currently filming thriller Survivor, which also stars Emma Thompson and Milla Jovovich.

390282 05: Honorees Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith arrive at the Women In Film Silver Anniversary "Crystal Awards Luncheon" June 8, 2001 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)

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