Trained as a commercial artist during his early days in London, he returned to painting as a therapeutic response to wife Cassandra Harris' battle with ovarian cancer. Continues to create and sell his art to support the Brosnan Trust, a foundation for women's and children's health charities.
Studied acting at the Drama Centre in London.
Performed in the circus as a fire eater.
Introduced to 007 series producer Albert Broccoli by Harris, who was a former Bond Girl in For Your Eyes Only (1981).