Some happy baby news this morning as James Bond star Pierce Brosnan revealed he had become a grandfather for the first time.

The Irish actor took to Instagram earlier this morning to share a beautiful picture of his son Sean holding his first child, a little girl named Marley.

"My darling Sean With his baby girl Marley May Cassandra what utter joy to be her grandpa…beautiful life," wrote the smitten actor. Marley's middle name is no doubt a tribute to Sean's mum and Pierce's late wife Cassandra Harris, who died in 1991 of ovarian cancer. 

Pierce's adopted daughter Charlotte died of the same disease in 2013, just two weeks after her father walked her down the aisle as she married her boyfriend Alex Smith in a poignant ceremony.

Little Marley's arrival comes 12 months after Sean's own wedding to film producer Sonja Banic in an intimate ceremony in New York last summer.

As well as welcoming a first grandchild, Pierce had other reasons to be a proud father this week, with his younger son Dylan taking to the runway in Paris for Yves Saint Laurent as his dad looked on:


Dylan Brosnan in Paris walking the runway for Saint Laurent

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18-year-old Dylan is one of Pierce's two sons from his second marriage to American journalist Keely Shaye Smith.