This absorbing biography documents the life and career of one of the biggest movie stars of the day, from his difficult and unsettled childhood, through early days on stage and in television, to his explosive success as the latest and even, perhaps, the greatest James Bond of them all. The child of a disastrous marriage and sent to live with various relatives when first his father, then his mother, left home, a shy Pierce Brosnan was also a target for bullies at school because of his Irish accent. Much later his life fell apart when, after being married for eleven years, his wife died of cancer. But he was determined to achieve the vision they had shared and be a major success in the movies. He proved himself as an actor in films like "Dante's Peak" and "The Thomas Crown Affair" and, after missing out in 1987, finally became the indisputable James Bond in 1995. Then, in 2000, after finally setting the date for his marriage to Keely Shaye-Smith, the wedding was put on hold when his son, Sean, unexpectedly suffered complications following a horrific car crash. The story of Pierce Brosnan unfolds the drama, pathos and triumphs of one of today's most likeable and successful movie celebrities now at the peak of his career.