Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor. He is best known for playing the role of James Bond in four Bond sequels. He was the fifth actor who was starred for this role. And many statistics place him at the 1st or 2nd most popular James Bond actor of all time. He is also a producer and activist.
Pierce Brosnan’s full name is Pierce Brendan Brosnan. He was born on May 16, 1953, in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. His father Thomas Brosnan was a carpenter. And his mother was May Brosnan. After his birth, the lived in Navan, County Meath for 12 years. His father left them when Pierce was only an infant. Firstly, he started his primary school in St.Annes Primary School, Navan. After that, they moved to London. Then he admitted at Elliott School. But he dropped out from there when he was only 16.
After that, he decided to become a painter. So, he started commercial illustration training at the Saint Martin’s School of Art. After that, he was with a circus company for 3 years. Then he got his acting degree from the Drama Centre London in 1975.
Pierce Brosnan began his acting career in a stage play Wait Until Dark. Then he played some important role in several hit stage play. He got his first important role in The Long Good Friday (1980) and The Mirror Crack’d (1980). After that, he got a big break in an American TV miniseries Manions of America (1981). In 1982, he played the role of Robert Gould Shaw II in a Masterpiece Theatre Documentary about the life of Lady Nancy Astor(The 1st woman of British Parliament). This role got him the Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Then he continued his career with some successful movies like The Fourth Protocol (1987), The Lawnmower Man (1992), Victim of Love (1991), Night Watch (1995) etc.
In 1981, Pierce met James Bond film producer Albert R. Broccoli. It was on the set of For Your Eyes Only(1981). Brosnan’s former wife Cassandra Harris was an actress in this movie. Roger Moore was the James Bond in this movie. After that, in 1994, Pierce was announced as the next James Bond. Then he acted for the next four James Bond title starting with GoldenEye(1995) and ending with Die Another Day(2002). After that, Pierce also appeared in other big titles like Mamma Mia!(2008), The Ghost Writer(2010), The November Man(2014) etc. He also got the Saturn Award for Best Actor(1998), Empire Award for Best Actor(2000), Young Hollywood Award for Role Model(2005) and nominated for numerous other awards.
Pierce Brosnan was married twice. His first wife was also another actress Cassandra Harris. They married on December 27, 1980. But they divorced in 1991. After that, he married Keely Shaye Smith in 2001. He has 5 children. Two of them are adopted.
- Full Name: Pierce Brendan Brosnan
- Born: May 16, 1953
- Bith Place: Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
- Nationality: Irish
- Occupation: Actor, producer, environmentalist
- Home Town: Navan, County Meath, Ireland
- Spouse(s): Cassandra Harris (m. 1980; d. 1991), Keely Shaye Smith (m. 2001)
- Children: 5 (2 adopted)
- I.T. (2016)
- Survivor (2015)
- The November Man (2014)
- Love Is All You Need (2012)
- Johnny English Reborn (2011)
- The Ghost Writer (2010)
- Mamma Mia! (2008)
- Die Another Day (2002)
- The World Is Not Enough (1999)
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- The Fourth Protocol (1987)
- Murphy’s Stroke (1979)