Pierce Brosnan opens up about death of his wife and growing up without a father figure

The actor lost his wife, daughter and producing partner to ovarian cancer.

Press Association
Last updated: 7 April 2017 - 12.05pm

Pierce Brosnan revealed that he struggles to “look at the cup as half-full” as he spoke about the loss of both his wife and daughter to cancer.

The former 007 star’s first wife, Cassandra, died from ovarian cancer in 1991 and Charlotte, whom Pierce adopted after he married her mother, died of the same disease in 2013.

The 63-year-old actor, who remarried in 2001, also lost his producing partner, Beau St Clair, to ovarian cancer last year.

Pierce Brosnan
James Bond’s Pierce Brosnan (Anthony Harvey PA Archive/PA Images)


In an interview with Esquire Magazine for his new AMC series The Son, he said: “I don’t look at the cup as half-full, believe me.

“The dark, melancholy, Irish black dog sits beside me from time to time.”

He also spoke about growing up without his father, who briefly resurfaced when Pierce was 31.

“I only met Tom the once … I had a Sunday afternoon with him. A story about this and that, had a few pints of Guinness, and we said goodbye … I would have loved to have known him. He was a good whistler and he had a good walk … That’s as much as I know about him.”

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