Irish actor Pierce Brosnan says people should embrace getting older and says ageing is a gift some aren't "lucky enough to receive."

Speaking to The Sun, the 62-year-old Die Another Day actor, said: “One has to realise it's a gift – a gift that some are not lucky enough to receive."

“There’s so much concern and attention reversing the clock, on fighting age with potions and lotions and whatever else.

“But signs of ageing are to be celebrated,” he added.

“Because life is wonderful and so fragile. It needs to be celebrated every day. And done so for the ones who have already gone ahead."