57 Facts About Pierce Brosnan

1. Pierce Brosnan got a part of James Bond, and he became the fifth actor to impersonate this mythical character.

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2. Pierce Brosnan can be seen to be among the greatest performers ever.

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3. In 1994, Pierce Brosnan became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series.

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4. Pierce Brosnan was born on 16 May 1953, in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.

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5. Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor, film producer, and activist.

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6. Pierce Brosnan portrayed a powerful Texas rancher in the television series The Son.

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7. Pierce Brosnan made his final appearance as James Bond in Die Another Day.

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8. Pierce Brosnan was cast as a charming con man in the NBC television detective series Remington Steele.

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9. Pierce Brosnan was reeling from heartbreak when he met the model-turned-environmentalist and fell in love.

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10. Pierce Brosnan said that "my Irishness is in everything I do.

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11. On 23 September 2004, Pierce Brosnan became a citizen of the United States but retained his Irish citizenship.

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12. Pierce Brosnan supplemented his income by working in West End productions and in a television film about Irish horse racing.

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13. Pierce Brosnan met Australian actress Cassandra Harris through her stepson David Harris, one of Richard Harris's nephews, in 1977, shortly after he left drama school.

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14. Pierce Brosnan married twice, was widowed once and has five children and three grandchildren.

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15. Pierce Brosnan lives with his family in Malibu, California and on the island of Kauai.

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16. On 7 July 2007, Pierce Brosnan presented a film at Live Earth in London.

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17. Pierce Brosnan raises money for charitable causes through sales of his paintings.

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18. Pierce Brosnan was named 'Best-dressed Environmentalist' by the Sustainable Style Foundation in 2004.

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19. Pierce Brosnan is listed as a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Board of Advisors.

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20. Pierce Brosnan boycotted the French GoldenEye premiere to support Greenpeace's protest against the French nuclear testing program.

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21. Pierce Brosnan supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and is a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage.

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22. Pierce Brosnan had a supporting role in the action thriller headlined by Dave Bautista in Final Score.

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23. In 2018, Pierce Brosnan co-starred with Guy Pearce and Minnie Driver in a mystery thriller film called Spinning Man, based on George Harrar's novel of the same name.

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24. In 2005, Pierce Brosnan was reported to be starring in The November Man, an adaptation of Bill Granger's novel, There Are No Spies.

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25. In 2013, Pierce 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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26. Pierce Brosnan was slated to star in Last Man Out, a crime film adapted from Stuart Neville's novel titled The Twelve by Craig Ferguson and Ted Mulkerin, with director Terry Loan at the helm.

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27. Pierce Brosnan starred opposite Owen Wilson in No Escape, playing a "heroic government agent".

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28. In February 2013, Pierce Brosnan was awarded honorary patronage of the Dublin University Players society at Trinity College, Dublin.

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29. In 2012, Pierce Brosnan played the role of Philip in the Danish romantic comedy Love Is All You Need.

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30. In 2009, Pierce Brosnan finished the well-received The Ghost Writer, playing a disgraced British Prime Minister, directed and produced by Roman Polanski.

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31. Pierce Brosnan was originally set to narrate for both US and UK from Season 12 and onward, but withdrew from it for unknown reasons.

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32. Pierce Brosnan played Sam Carmichael, one of three men believed to be the father of Sophie, while Streep played Sophie's mother.

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33. In 2007, Pierce Brosnan appeared in the film Seraphim Falls alongside fellow Irishman Liam Neeson.

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34. Pierce Brosnan starred as Julian Noble, a jaded, neurotic assassin who meets a travelling salesman in a Mexican bar.

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35. Since 2004, Pierce Brosnan has talked of backing a film about Caitlin Macnamara, wife of poet Dylan Thomas, the title role to be played by Miranda Richardson.

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36. Pierce Brosnan starred along with Jamie Lee Curtis and Geoffrey Rush in The Tailor of Panama in 2001, and lent his voice to The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XII", as a machine with Pierce Brosnan's voice.

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37. In 2004, Pierce 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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38. Pierce Brosnan replied, "I'm looking forward to it like we're all looking forward to it.

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39. In October 2004, Pierce Brosnan said he considered himself dismissed from the role.

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40. In 2002, Pierce 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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41. In 1996, Pierce Brosnan formed a film production company entitled "Irish DreamTime" along with producing partner and longtime friend Beau St Clair.

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42. Pierce Brosnan was signed for a three-film Bond deal with the option of a fourth.

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43. On 7 June 1994, Pierce Brosnan was announced as the fifth actor to play Bond.

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44. Pierce Brosnan was offered the role of James Bond, but the publicity improved Remington Steeles ratings and it was renewed, requiring Brosnan to contractually return to the show, this caused Eon Productions to have to look elsewhere for the new 007.

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45. Pierce Brosnan denied the rumours in July 1993 but added, "it's still languishing there on someone's desk in Hollywood.

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46. In 1982, Pierce 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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47. Pierce Brosnan became a television star in the United States with his leading role in the popular miniseries Manions of America.

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48. Pierce Brosnan continued his career making brief appearances in films such as The Long Good Friday and The Mirror Crack'd, as well as early television performances in The Professionals, Murphy's Stroke, and Play for Today.

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49. Pierce Brosnan has described the feeling of becoming an actor and the impact it had on his life: "When I found acting, or when acting found me, it was a liberation.

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50. Pierce Brosnan has spoken about the transition from Ireland to England and his education in London; "When you go to a very large city, a metropolis like London, as an Irish boy of 10, life suddenly moves pretty fast.

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51. Pierce 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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52. Pierce Brosnan was brought up in a Roman Catholic family and educated in a local school run by the de la Salle Brothers while serving as an altar boy.

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53. Pierce Brosnan left when I was an infant and I was left in the care of my mother and my grandparents.

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54. Pierce Brosnan lived in Navan, County Meath for 12 years and considers it his home town.

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55. Pierce Brosnan has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations, first for the television miniseries Nancy Astor and next for the dark comedy film The Matador (2005).

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56. Pierce Brosnan married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and became an American citizen in 2004, holding dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland.

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57. In 1994, Pierce Brosnan became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films from 1995 to 2002.

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