Irish actor Pierce Brosnan turned to religion to help him through the pain of his adopted daughter's death last year (13).

Charlotte Brosnan, 41, died last June (13) after a battle with ovarian cancer - the same disease that killed her mother Cassandra Harris, the James Bond star's first wife.

The actor has now revealed his religious upbringing helped him deal with the family tragedy.

He tells German newspaper Bild, "My faith has always helped me. I'm Catholic. That's all you have left when your heart is just a dark hole at four in the morning and you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. No one can escape life's pain. That's life."

Brosnan now lives in Hawaii with his second wife Keely Shaye Smith.