August 24, 2008

Pierce: Dad Walk-Out is Behind Love


ACTOR Pierce Brosnan has admitted growing up without a dad inspired him to shower his own sons with love.

The Mamma Mia! star - who has two boys Dylan Thomas, 11, and Paris Beckett, seven, with wife Keely Shaye Smith - said his upbringing was the biggest influence on how he raises his children.

Navan man Pierce, 55, whose dad walked out when he was young, said: "I want my boys to feel like they belong and know the love of family.

"I'm very aware of how precious the time with my children is."

The actor also revealed they were trying to raise their children in a "green" environment.

He added: "The boys know how to compost all the food, and it goes into the garden."

Pierce is currently filming new drama The Greatest alongside Susan Sarandon, and can soon be seen reprising his role as Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair 2.

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