Actor Pierce Brosnan has said that his Irish Catholic Faith has kept him in “good stead” through the ups and downs of his life.
The James Bond star, who turns 67 at the weekend, was speaking on the Late Late Show in support of Pieta House and about the importance of Faith.
Mr Brosnan recalled growing up in Navan, Co. Meath where he attended the local secondary schools run by the Christian Brothers. “I was brought up an Irish Catholic, which has kept me in good stead throughout the trials and tribulations of my life.”
He advised those experiencing mental ill health to “stay in contact with friends, reach out to people and if you have Faith, some prayers in your heart, God in your heart and entrust God in yourself”.
Mr Brosnan recently celebrated his 26th wedding anniversary to his wife, Keely. On being asked what is the key to having a long and happy marriage, he said: “It’s constant work, supporting and loving each other.
“We have been blessed with a good friendship in life but always solving problems because there is always going to be problems, so you have to know how to solve them and get on with it,” he said.