James Bond star who began his career as TV's Remington Steele and played a role in Mamma Mia!, which won the National Movie Award in 2008. His Bond career spanned four films: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
He became known as an environmental activist and donated $100,000 to replace a playground in Kauai in 2007.
Daniel Craig succeeded him as the sixth James Bond.
He was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy. He made his film debut as Edward O'Grady in the 1979 TV movie, Murphy's Stroke.
After his father abandoned his family, he was raised by his grandparents. After their deaths, he moved in with his aunt and uncle, who sent him to live in a boarding house. He was married to Cassandra Harris from 1980 to 1991 and in 2001 he married Keely Shaye Smith. He has four sons named Sean, Christopher, Paris and Dylan and a daughter named Charlotte.