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PIERCE BROSNAN

16th May 1953 -

Born in County Meath, Ireland, 11-year-old Pierce Brosnan joined his mother in London in 1963. He started his professional involvement with showbusiness as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal and the Oval Theatre Club. Six months later he was chosen by Tennessee Williams to create the role of McCane in The Red Devil Battery Sign, first at The Roundhouse and later at the Phoenix Theatre. He went on to play a number of leading stage roles in the UK before playing the eldest son in Filumena, directed by Franco Zefferelli in London’s West End.

After his TV debut in the drama documentary Murphy’s Stroke, in which he played the role of Irish horse trainer Tyrone Donnelly, Brosnan appeared as an IRA terrorist in the film The Long Good Friday, before playing the leading role of Rory Manion in The Manions of America. After an extensive search, Mary Tyler Moore Productions offered Brosnan the title role in Remington Steele, a private investigator who was charming, sophisticated, frequently inept and always wittier than wise in the ways of detecting.

Ultimately, Remington Steele cost Brosnan the 007 role in 1986, when MTM refused to release him from his contract. (subsequently the role went to Timothy Dalton). However, after a six-year absence from the cinema screens due to legal wrangles, James Bond bounced back in 1995 with Brosnan as 007 in the phenomenally successful GoldenEye.

Since appearing as 007, Brosnan’s other movies outside the Bond series have been as eclectic as his illustrious predecessors, with starring roles in The Mirror Has Two Faces, Mars Attacks, Dante’s Peak, The Nephew, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Match, Grey Owl, The Nephew, Evelyn, The Matador and Seraphim Falls.

Pierce Brosnan starred as James Bond four times in
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2003)

Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day (2002)

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Pierce Brosnan Filmography

2009 The Greatest
2009 The Ghost Writer
2008 Mamma Mia!
2007 Married Life
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel
2006 Seraphim Falls
2005 The Matador
2004 After the Sunset
2004 Laws of Attraction
2002 Die Another Day
2002 Evelyn
2002 National Geographic Special: Chimps In Crisis (TV – narrator)
2001 The Simpsons (TV – episode: ‘House of Wacks’ – voice)
2001 The Human Face (TV documentary – appearance)
2001 Building The Impossible: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (TV – narrator)
2001 The Tailor of Panama
2000 Dolphins (Imax movie – narrator)
1999 The World Is Not Enough
1999 Grey Owl
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
1999 The Match
1998 The Nephew
1998 The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson
1998 The Quest For Camelot (Animated Feature - Voice of King Arthur)
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
1996 Muppets Tonight! (TV – appearance)
1997 Dante’s Peak
1996 Mars Attacks!
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces
1995 GoldenEye
1994 Robinson Crusoe (TV movie)
1994 Night Watch (aka Detonator II: Nightwatch – TV movie)
1994 Love Affair
1994 Don’t Talk To Strangers (TV movie)
1993 The Broken Chain (TV movie)
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
1993 Entangled
1993 Death Train (aka Detonator – TV movie)
1992 Great Golf Courses of the World: Ireland (TV – narrator)
1992 Live Wire
1992 The Lawnmower Man
1991 Victim of Love (aka Raw Heat – TV movie)
1991 Mister Johnson
1991 Murder 101 (TV movie)
1989 The Heist (TV movie)
1989 Around The World In 80 Days (TV miniseries)
1988 The Deceivers
1988 Taffin
1988 Noble House (TV 8-hour miniseries)
1987 The Fourth Protocol
1986 Nomads
1982 Remington Steele (TV series – 91 episodes [1982-1987])
1982 Nancy Astor (TV 6-hour miniseries)
1981 The Manions of America (TV 6-hour miniseries)
1980 Hammer House of Horror (UK TV series – episode: ‘The Carpathian Eagle’)
1980 The Professionals (UK TV series – episode: ‘Blood Sports’)
1980 Murphy’s Stroke (UK TV)
1980 The Mirror Crack’d
1980 The Long Good Friday
Pierce Brosnan Trivia
   
Pierce Brosnan was originally offered the James Bond role in 1986
In 2003 Pierce Brosnan provided the voice of James Bond for the video game 'Everything or Nothing'.

 


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