Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Actor

BIO

Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE (16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who holds Irish and American citizenship. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but trained at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87).

After Remington Steele, Brosnan took the lead in many films such as Dante's Peak and The Thomas Crown Affair. In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Since playing Bond, he has starred in such successes as The Matador (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005), Mamma Mia! (National Movie Award, 2008), and The Ghost Writer (2010). In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism.

He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, becoming an American citizen in 2004.

Birthday

May 16, 1953

Place of birth

Navan - Co. Meath - Ireland

Known for

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American Ballet Theatre: The Dream

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Christmas from Hollywood

Dozens of stars--including Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Bob Hope, and more--demonstrate how the yuletid... Read more

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In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross delves into the world of James Bond and meets with new and former cast members who ... Read more

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Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

A new feature documentary from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films. E... Read more

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The James Bond Story

Bond... James Bond! Perhaps the greatest fictional cinema icon ever. He first appeared on the big... Read more

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Lennon or McCartney

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Oceans

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Dolphins

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Deep Blue

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Jane's Journey

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Bloody Business: Making The Long Good Friday

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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