Pierce Brosnan

Actor Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. 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.
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Birthday
16 May 1953
home town
County Louth
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India threatens Pierce Brosnan with jail time over controversial advertisement
Fox News - 3 days
James Bond, also known as Pierce Brosman, has been threatened with jail time after appearing in an Indian ad for mouth freshener which is associated with an addictive form of chewing tobacco.
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America
LATimes - 8 months
SERIES Alvinnn! and the Chipmunks The animated comedy returns with new episodes. 10:30 a.m. Nickelodeon The Son The season finale opens with a flashback to 1849 as young Eli’s (Jacob Lofland) tribe faces an unexpected development. Then the action jumps to 1915, where Eli’s (Pierce Brosnan) plans...
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Meryl Streep Is Doing A 'Mamma Mia' Sequel So We Can Dance, We Can Jive
Huffington Post - 9 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Ten years after we never really found out who fathered Sophie, “Mamma Mia! The Movie” is getting a sequel.  Original cast members Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski will return for “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!,” according to Deadline. We can also get ready for some ABBA deep cuts: Variety reports the sequel will include songs that weren’t used in the first movie, along wi...
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WATCH: Pierce Brosnan offers up a soulful rendition of 'The Mountains of Mourne'
ABC News - 10 months
Brosnan appears on "Popcorn With Peter Travers" to talk about his new TV series, "The Son."
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Pierce Brosnan can't stir up AMC western 'The Son'
CNN - 11 months
Once a primetime staple, westerns are currently few and far between. AMC seeks to rectify that, awkwardly, with its new show "The Son," an adaptation of Philipp Meyer's bestselling novel that feels like a one-trick pony -- most notable for a slightly miscast Pierce Brosnan riding back onto TV in the central role.
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Pierce Brosnan talks life after losing wife, daughter to cancer - New York Daily News
Google News - 11 months
New York Daily News Pierce Brosnan talks life after losing wife, daughter to cancer New York Daily News Speaking to Esquire in a recent interview, Brosnan revealed, "I don't look at the cup as half full, believe me ... The dark, melancholy Irish black dog sits beside me from time to time." Pierce Brosnan explains how he got through deaths of wife ... There's no new frontier in AMC's 'The Son'The Boston Globe Pierce Brosnan opens up on losing wife, daughter to ovarian cancerFox News Pierce Brosnan Talks About Losing First Wife & Daughter to Ovarian CancerJust Jared Closer Weekly -Yahoo News -International Business Times -The Guardian all 53 news articles »
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s Golden Globe weekend! Here’s everything you need to know. How do I watch? Catch the Golden Globes live at 8 p.m. EST on NBC Sunday. E!’s red-carpet special, hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest, begins at 6 p.m. NBC’s airs at 7 p.m. The awards take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Who is hosting? Jimmy Fallon, who has teased potential Donald Trump cracks despite rustling the president-elect’s hair like an old chum during Trump’...
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James Bond wouldn't use this Indian breath freshener, and Pierce Brosnan says he wouldn't either
LATimes - over 1 year
An ad for a breath freshener in India has left Pierce Brosnan both shaken and stirred. The former James Bond star has objected to the “unauthorized and deceptive use” of his image in a marketing campaign for Pan Bahar, a brand of the Indian-made mouth freshener called pan masala. Brosnan said he...
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Blink And You'll Miss Taylor Swift's Brother In New 'I.T.' Trailer
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Move over, Taylor. There’s another Swift in town. Tay’s brother, 24-year-old Austin Swift, is set to star in Pierce Brosnan’s upcoming thriller, “I.T.” Austin plays a character named Lance in the movie, which comes out Sept. 23.  Lil’ Swift Instagrammed a photo of his character on Thursday, writing: “Grew up loving Pierce Brosnan and John Moore’s films. I never could’ve dreamt I would actually get the chance to work with them.” Grew up loving Pierce Brosnan and John Moore's films. I never could've dreamt I would actually get the chance to work with them. I.T. comes out September 23rd. (link for the trailer in my profile) A photo posted by Austin Swift (@austinkingsleyswift) on Aug 11, 2016 at 5:09pm PDT You can also get a glimpse of Austin in the “I.T” trailer below (he appears around 1:29). The new gig isn’t that much of a surprise, as TSwift announced her little brother’s big role almost a year ago.  “My brother @aust...
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Confusion in London as Bus Explodes on Bridge
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
Londoners complained on social media on Sunday about Hollywood filmmakers staging a bus explosion on Lambeth Bridge for a new movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan called "The Foreigner." Mark Kelly reports. Image: AP
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The Sports You Play At Work
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Work-life balance. The juggling act for grown-ups. People always complain that working crazy hours keeps them away from things they'd like to do like spend time with family, binge watch 80s wrestling matches or learn that language Chewbacca speaks. Believe it or not you already play a lot of sports at work that you just don't know about. It's true! Here they are. Email Tennis - That epic 5-setter of emails that goes back and forth between you and another person which could easily be avoided by doing what you should do. Calling them or walking over and talking to them. Tell me what desk-job junkie hasn't had an email thread like this. Person A - What are you doing for lunch? Person B - Thinking about Indian Persona A - How about Pakistani? Person B - Aren't they the same? Person A - Yeah. Want to try that new Chinese place on 4th instead? Person B - There's a new Chinese place on 4th? Person A - Yeah. Want to try it? Person B - K. Person A- Nice Person B...
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Pierce Brosnan: I was 'kicked to the kerb' as James Bond after Die Another Day
Guardian (UK) - about 2 years
Former 007 describes his ‘shock’ after being dismissed as the charismatic British spy in brief phone call with saga’s producers Pierce Brosnan has revealed he was unceremoniously “kicked to the kerb” by James Bond producers following his final turn as the suave secret agent in 2002’s Die Another Day. Interviewed for a new book, Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films, by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury, the Irish actor said his dismissal after four films as 007 came completely out of the blue. Die Another Day was the highest-grossing Bond movie at the time, though the film suffered from derisive reviews. Continue reading...
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Pierce Brosnan Thinks 'Spectre' Is A 'Weak' Bond Film
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Shots fired.  For all those who are singing the praises of the latest James Bond flick, Pierce Brosnan has some choice words for you.  Brosnan, of course, starred as the British super spy in four films from 1995 to 2002 and relinquished his title to current Bond, Daniel Craig. "Spectre," the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise, has continued to crush it's box-office competition since its debut in early November.  In Brosnan's (piercing blue) eyes, however, box-office numbers do not make a good Bond film. The Irish actor sat down with HitFix to promote the DVD release of his film "No Escape" and candidly shared his opinion about Bond's latest adventure.  “I was looking forward to it enormously,” said Brosnan. “I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak -- it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did.” Brosnan seemed to take issue with the direction the franchise has taken since he last picked up a PP7 Special Issue.  ...
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10 of the most incredible vehicles James Bond has ever driven
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Vodka martinis. Perfectly tailored suits. The Walther PPK pistol. There are countless examples of iconic imagery sprinkled throughout the James Bond saga, but perhaps none is more memorable than 007’s choice of transportation. During his lengthy tenure at MI6, Mr. Bond and his adversaries have had the pleasure of driving a wide array of vehicles, ranging from stunning Aston Martins to weaponized submarines to combat aircraft. Some, though, have embraced the oftcampy nature of the British spy films, and it is those automotive oddities that we’d like to focus on here. “Do you expect me to walk?” “No Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.” Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Please enable Javascript to watch this video No list of wacky Bond cars would be complete without the Lotus Esprit S1. Nicknamed “Wet Nellie,” the vehicle is a half-car, half-submarine, with the ability to transform into aquatic mode at the push of a button. Its seaworthiness is only part of the equation, though,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pierce Brosnan
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    Brosnan replaced actor Sam Neill in the role of Eli McCullough in a television miniseries adaptation of Philipp Meyer's novel The Son, with Kevin Murphy serving as both executive producer and showrunner of a ten-episode miniseries, which begins production in June 2016, aiming for a 2017 release.
    In April 2016, a fire ripped through his $18.5 million Malibu mansion causing $1 million in damages to the garage and a nearby guest bedroom.
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    In January 2016 Pierce Brosnan was seen filming The Foreigner in London, co-starring with Jackie Chan, taking on a role of a former IRA man turned government official Liam Hennessy.
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  • 2015
    Age 61
    Brosnan married twice, was widowed once and has five children and three grandchildren as of 2015.
    In 2015, he appeared alongside Milla Jovovich in suspense thriller movie written by Phil Shelby, called Survivor, which began filming in January 2014, with Charles and Irwin Winkler producing, and James McTeigue directing.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    Brosnan's daughter Charlotte died on 28 June 2013 of ovarian cancer, the same illness that claimed her mother's life.
    In 2013, Brosnan appeared in television commercials as a tongue in cheek version of himself to promote the launch of Sky Broadband in Ireland.
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    In February 2013 Brosnan was awarded honorary patronage of the Dublin University Players society at Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • 2012
    Age 58
    In 2012, Brosnan played the role of Philip in the Danish romantic comedy Love Is All You Need.
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  • 2010
    Age 56
    He starred as Charles Hawkins in the film Remember Me and as Chiron in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, both released in 2010.
  • 2009
    Age 55
    Also in 2009, Brosnan finished the well-received The Ghost Writer, playing a disgraced British Prime Minister, directed and produced by Roman Polanski.
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    In 2009, Brosnan starred in The Big Biazarro, (alternative title The Ace), an adaptation of the Leonard Wise novel, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall.
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    In September 2008, Brosnan provided the narration for the Thomas & Friends special The Great Discovery.
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    In 2008, Brosnan joined Meryl Streep in the film adaption of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    In 2007, Brosnan appeared in the film Seraphim Falls alongside fellow Irishman Liam Neeson.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    In 2006, Brosnan narrated The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, directed by Michael Apted.
  • 2005
    Age 51
    In December 2005, Brosnan was reported to be starring in The November Man, an adaptation of Bill Granger's novel, There Are No Spies. but the project was cancelled in 2007.
    Brosnan's next film was 2005's The Matador.
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  • 2004
    Age 50
    Brosnan supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and is a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage.
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    Brosnan's first post-Bond role was that of Daniel Rafferty in 2004's Laws of Attraction.
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    In 2004, Brosnan starred in the Bond game Everything or Nothing, contracting for his likeness to be used as well as doing the voice-work for the character.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    In July 2003, the Queen made Brosnan an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his "outstanding contribution to the British film industry".
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  • 2002
    Age 48
    During his tenure on the James Bond films, Brosnan also took part in James Bond video games. In 2002, Brosnan's likeness was used as the face of Bond in the James Bond video game Nightfire (voiced by Maxwell Caulfield).
    In 2002, Brosnan appeared for his fourth time as Bond in Die Another Day, receiving mixed reviews similarly to the former two, but was a success at the box office.
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  • 2001
    Age 47
    They were married in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland.
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    He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and became an American citizen in 2004.
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  • 1997
    Age 43
    Brosnan returned in 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies and 1999's The World Is Not Enough, which were also successful.
  • 1996
    Age 42
    In 1996, Brosnan formed a film production company entitled "Irish DreamTime" along with producing partner and longtime friend Beau St. Clair.
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  • 1994
    Age 40
    On 7 June 1994, Brosnan was announced as the fifth actor to play Bond.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 39
    Brosnan denied the rumours in July 1993 but added, "it's still languishing there on someone's desk in Hollywood."
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    In 1993 he played a supporting role in the comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire.
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  • 1992
    Age 38
    In 1992, he shot a pilot for NBC called Running Wilde, playing a reporter for Auto World magazine.
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  • 1987
    Age 33
    After Remington Steele ended in 1987, Brosnan went on to appear in several films, including The Fourth Protocol (1987), a Cold War thriller in which he starred alongside Michael Caine, The Deceivers and James Clavell's Noble House both in (1988), and The Lawnmower Man (1992).
  • 1986
    Age 32
    They lived with her children, Charlotte (1971-2013) and Christopher, and after their father Dermot Harris died in 1986, he adopted them and they took the surname Brosnan.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 28
    In 1982, Brosnan moved to Southern California and rose to popularity in the United States playing the title role in the NBC romantic detective series Remington Steele.
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    He followed this with his 1982 Masterpiece Theatre documentary that chronicled the life of Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in British Parliament.
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  • 1980
    Age 26
    They married on 27 December 1980 and had one son together, Sean, who was born on 13 September 1983.
    He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991.
  • 1977
    Age 23
    In 1977 he was picked by Franco Zeffirelli to appear in the play Filumena by Eduardo De Filippo opposite Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay.
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  • 1975
    Age 21
    Graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in Wait Until Dark.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Age 10
    Brosnan left Ireland on 12 August 1964 and was reunited with his mother and her new husband, William Carmichael, now living in the Scottish village of Longniddry, East Lothian.
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  • 1953
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1953.
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