Date: 22nd October 2000
007 actor PIERCE BROSNAN isn't nearly as tough as the characters he plays - he once wanted to be an famous painter.
The GOLDENEYE hero, whose fiancee is expecting his second child, worked as a commercial artist after leaving school and would have continued if acting hadn't beckoned.
He says, "I didn't want to be an actor when I was a younger. As a teenager, I had a really desire to be a painter. "I still paint though". He adds, "I don't know what my style is, but it is my own". (CAZ/SIP/RGS)