Irish actor Pierce Brosnan knows where to send the flowers this Valentine’s Day.good point The 56-year-old says he still loves wife Keely Shaye Smith, a journalist, as much as he did when he first met her.

“I’m in love like it was the first day,” he tells German magazine, Frau im Spiegel. “We complement one another. Keely is very good at what she does - as a mother, friend and partner. I know exactly when I have to say, “Yes, darling!”

For Brosnan the spark has not diminished and he enjoys the companionship too. “We go together through thick and thin and - God willing - we will do that until the end of our lives.”

Brosnan married Shaye Smith in 2001, 10 years after the death of his first wife. The Irish star, who has four new films about to premiere, is currently building a dream house in Malibu to get away from it all.

“It’s the largest and most beautiful challenge of my life,” he says.