“The name’s Bond, James Bond, but you can call me… ‘Daddy.’” I presume that is a line that Pierce Brosnan—Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies Bond, arguably the most shook, least stirred Bond—employs earnestly when he talks to his children Paris, 17, and Dylan, 21. He has given up his former position as the granddaddiest of James Bonds post–Sean Connery. Now, in his sunset years, the 65-year-old actor has really leaned into his latest role: Supportive father, especially on Instagram, @piercebrosnanofficial.
When he married Keely Shaye Smith in 2001 and had their two children, Paris and Dylan, he was only to play 007 one more time on screen in 2002’s Die Another Day before fully transitioning to Mamma Mia! dad as the pair came of age. As they grew up, Brosnan would parade them on red carpets for his movie premieres and cheer them on as they learned to surf in Kawaii, where they mostly grew up. He would also drop wisdom on them, having learned from his time on Mrs. Doubtfire how to properly raise intelligent, beautiful (both of his sons model) children.