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Pierce Brosnan (born May 16th 1953) Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor famous for his role as James Bond in four films between 1995 and 2002.

Childhood: Pierce Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland but he grew up in Navan, County Meath. His parents are May, a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. His father left the family when he was young and he was looked after by his grandparents Philip and Kathleen Smith while his mother moved to London to work. He then lived with his aunt and then an uncle before moving to a boarding house. His mother visited him only once or twice a year.

He was raised Roman Catholic and attended a De La Salle Brothers Christian school while serving as an altar boy. He lived with his mother and her new husband William Carmichael in East Lothian, Scotland when he was 11 and Carmichael took him to see his first Bond film, ‘Goldfinger’. He attended Elliott School in London which was a state comprehensive school. He left school at 16 and became a painter while training at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. He learnt how to fire eat and was hired by a circus agent for three years. He then trained in acting at the Drama Centre London.

Acting career: Pierce Brosnan began his career in theatre, making his debut in ‘Wait Until Dark’ at the York Theatre Royal. He later appeared in ‘The Red Devil Battery Sign’ and 1977’s ‘Filumena’ by Eduardo De Filippo. He had small roles in the movies ‘The Long Good Friday’ and ‘The Mirror Crack'd’ in 1980 and TV shows ‘The Professionals’ and ‘Play for Today’. He landed his first leading role in the miniseries ‘Manions of America’ in 1981 and landed a Golden Globe nomination in 1985 for his appearance in the ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ documentary. He moved to California in 1982 and played the leading role in detective series ‘Remington Steele’. He then appeared in several films including ‘The Fourth Protocol’ in 1987 with Michael Caine, ‘The Deceivers’ and ‘Noble House’ in 1988, 1992’s ‘The Lawnmower Man’ alongside Jeff Fahey and 1993’s ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ with Robin Williams.

He was announced as the fifth James Bond, taking over from Timothy Dalton, in 1994. His first film was ‘Goldeneye’ in 1995 which grossed $350 million worldwide. 1997's ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and 1999's ‘The World Is Not Enough’ also became huge box office hits, though 2002’s ‘Die Another Day’ received mixed reviews. In 2004, he quit the role and was subsequently replaced by Daniel Craig. In between Bond films, Brosnan appeared in Tim Burton's ‘Mars Attacks!’, 1997’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and 1999’s ‘Grey Owl’. In 2004, he appeared in ‘Laws of Attraction’ opposite Julianne Moore and ‘After the Sunset’ with Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson. In 2005, he was nominated for another Golden Globe for his appearance in ‘The Matador’.

He appeared alongside Liam Neeson two years later in ‘Seraphim Falls’ as well as ‘Butterfly on a Wheel’ with Gerard Butler. In 2008, he appeared with Meryl Streep in the ABBA musical movie ‘Mamma Mia!’ for which he was nominated a National Movie Award. In 2009, he starred in the Leonard Wise novel adaptation ‘The Big Biazarro’ and the well-received ‘The Ghost Writer’. Pierce Brosnan: Other career ventures Pierce Brosnan set up a film production company in 1996 called Irish DreamTime with their first project being box office success ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’. He is an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland and has previously worked with Greenpeace against nuclear disarmament, even boycotting his 'GoldenEye' premiere in France in protest of the country's nuclear testing. He raises money for charities regularly by selling his own paintings.

Personal life: Pierce Brosnan lives with his family in Malibu, California. He married Australian actress Cassandra Harris in 1980 and had a son called Sean. He later adopted her children from a previous relationship after their father passed away. Harris died in 1987 after falling ill with ovarian cancer.

He met his father for the first time in many years when an episode of 'Remington Steele' was filmed in Ireland. In 2001, he married journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Ireland and had two sons: Dylan Thomas and Paris Beckett. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary OBE though he is ineligible to receive the full honour due to the fact that he is of Irish citizenship. In 2004, he gained US citizenship and retained Irish citizenship.

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Is Damian Lewis A Certainty To Take Over James Bond Role?

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‘Homeland’ actor Damian Lewis looks set to be the one to take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps down as 007. According to the Sunday Mirror, Lewis has been given ‘an unofficial nod’ that he is producer's first choice, if Craig decides Spectre will be his last Bond outing.

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“If Daniel Craig leaves, it’s Damian Lewis who will be crowned the new Bond,” a ‘well placed source’ told the newspaper. “He is seen as an all-round international star who is perfect for the role. As he ages, he looks increasingly suave and sophisticated.”

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Pierce Brosnan Says The New James Bond Will Be White And Male

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Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan reckons that the next star to play 007 will be a white male. For months now, the rumour has been that ‘Luther’ actor Idris Elba would be the next actor cast as the suave British spy, but Brosnan doesn’t believe that the producers will be making that move yet.

“Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white,” he told The Press Association in an interview on Wednesday (September 23rd). However, the 62 year old Irish star did add that “there's wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there's no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.”

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Daniel Craig’s James Bond Drinks More Than Any Of His Predecessors

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Daniel Craig’s James Bond drinks more units of alcohol per film than any of his predecessors, according to a report in The Grocer magazine. Craig’s Bond is seen drinking more alcohol than any other Bond incarnation before him. Craig has played Bond in three films and, on average, Craig’s Bond has consumed 20 units of alcohol per film.

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Lessons In Love Trailer

Richard Haig is a remarkably intelligent, charming, ageing poetry professor, whose life away from the classroom at Cambridge is one of constant hedonism and an unquenchable lust for women. He thinks nothing of sleeping with his attractive grad student Kate and even shamelessly makes a move on her hardlined older sister Olivia, much to her displeasure. Richard is forced to confront the consequences of his over-indulgent behaviour when Kate announces she's pregnant with his child. While fatherhood has never appealed to him much, he is ready to settle down, get married and experience family life, but when Kate falls in love with somebody else, it becomes clear that he's still got a long way to go before he can be considered a responsible person. Kate allows their son to stay with Richard, but only under the supervision of Olivia, who's about to teach Richard more about life and romance than he's ever taught about poetry.

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No Escape Review


One of the strongest action thrillers in recent years, this gripping movie cleverly casts actors known for comedy in the central roles. And it works so well that you can't help but see a new trend on the horizon. But the real reason this film is so effective lies, of course, in its script, which never dumbs down for the audience. Instead, it cleverly leaves out irrelevant details, keeping viewers guessing about essentially unimportant elements while getting on with the frantic mayhem.

It opens as Jack and Annie (Owen Wilson and Lake Bell) fly to Southeast Asia with their daughters (Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare) to start a new life after Jack's business back home went under. He has a new job here helping provide drinking water. What they don't know is that their plane lands at just about the same moment as the population uprises and overthrows the greedy prime minister, then sets its sites on interloping Westerners. So before they've recovered from jet lag, this family is running for its life. The only person who helps them is the disheveled Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), who's actually a shady British operative with a helpful local sidekick (Sahajak Boonthanakit) who loves Kenny Rogers. But the mob is on the warpath.

The film kicks off and never lets up, ratcheting up the tension quickly and propelling these characters into a series of outrageous cliffhanger moments. It's startlingly violent for a film with a fragile young family at the centre, so the peril feels real. And filmmaking brothers John Erick and Drew Dowdle do a terrific job at merging action movie cliches with gritty authenticity.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Pierce Brosnan - Pierce Brosnan greets fans after an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 27th August 2015

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Celebrities At The TODAY Show

Pierce Brosnan - Carole King performs on the TODAY show with actors Chilina Kennedy and Abby Mueller. Chilina Kennedy is currently starring as Carole in the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Abby Mueller will be playing the role of Carole in a new production beginning September 15, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island at Rockefeller Plaza - New York City, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015

Celebrities At The TODAY Show

Pierce Brosnan - Celebrities at the TODAY show at Rockefeller Plaza - New York City, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015

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Pierce Brosnan Reckons The Time Is Right For A Black Or Gay James Bond

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There’s been much talk about Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond, potentially becoming the first black man to portray 007 on the big screen. However, Pierce Brosnan has said that he could also see the womanising secret agent being portrayed as gay man in future movies.

“Sure. Why not?” he said to Details magazine about whether such a script might be possible, before adding, “Actually, I don't know how it would work. I don't think Barbara [Broccoli, Bond producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”

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Carol King Performs As Part Of The NBC Toyota Summer Concert Series

Pierce Brosnan - Carol King performs as part of the NBC Toyota Summer Concert Series - NYC, New York, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015

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'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' Cast Performing Live

Pierce Brosnan - 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' cast performing live on the 'Today' show concert series - NY, New York, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015

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Pierce Brosnan Stopped By Airport Security For Carrying Knife In Hand Luggage

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Pierce Brosnan was stopped by airport security personnel for attempting to board a US flight while carrying a knife.

The Irish actor, famous for playing James Bond, was temporarily apprehended by agents of the Transport Security Administration at Burlington International Airport in Vermont for passing through security with a 10 inch (or 25 cm) hunting knife in his hand luggage, according to The Telegraph.

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Roger Moore Reveals Plan For 'Expendables'-Style Unofficial Bond Movie

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Sir Roger Moore, the veteran actor perhaps best known for his stint at portraying James Bond, has made the extraordinary revelation that there are plans afoot for an unofficial James Bond movie similar to The Expendables, which will feature all the old 007 actors.

In an interview with British tabloid paper The Sun, the 87 year old actor claimed that producers are hoping to feature him, GEORGE LAZENBY, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan in a feature film – but at the same time admitted that Sean Connery isn’t interested.

Roger MooreSir Roger Moore would be interested in the mooted 'Expendables'-esque unofficial Bond movie which would feature all the old 007 actors

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No Escape - UK Trailer

For one family, starting over is about to become the most difficult task they could ever have imagined. And the most dangerous nightmare they could ever have dreamt. The Dwyer's, consisting of Jack (Owen Wilson), Annie (Lake Bell), and their two daughters, travel to Southeast Asia to start a new life for themselves. There, they meet Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), a British man who had done the same thing years ago, and insists that they'll love their time there. But when a coup takes place across the region they live in, they are forced into a race for their lives. As an armed revolution begins massacring the law-enforcement and any foreign people, the American family must do everything in their power to get out of the county alive.

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Survivor Review


Unusually gritty and grounded, this terrorism thriller avoids the pitfalls of most overwrought action movies by creating characters and action situations that are unusually believable, even if the plot itself feels badly undercooked. The problem is that there isn't a clear sense of what's at stake here, because screenwriter Philip Shelby insists on continually blurring the mystery by withholding key details until he's ready to reveal them. So the cleverly played old-style suspense never quite pays off.

It opens at the US Embassy in London, where new security chief Kate (Milla Jovovich) has been alerted to the fact that terrorists are trying to get visas to enter America. Working with the ambassador (Angela Bassett) her team leaders (Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster), Kate narrows in on a suspicious doctor (Roger Rees) who's an expert in explosive gasses. But a shocking bombing stops her short, framing her as the villain. Now she's being chased not only by the Americans, but also a British inspector (James D'Arcy) and a ruthless assassin known as The Watchmaker (Pierce Brosnan). And Kate knows that she's the only one who can stop the nefarious plot, whatever it might be.

This is one of those films that enjoyably pushes its central character over the brink, so we can't help but root for Kate to get out of this seriously messy situation and save the day. Jovovich plays her in a plausible way as a capable woman who has no choice but to fight back and try to survive, because she's the only one who knows that she's not the real threat here. Everyone else is extremely shadowy, although McDermott gets to show a heroic side, as does the terrific Frances de la Tour as the only embassy staff member who believes that Kate is the good guy. Meanwhile, Brosnan gives a remarkably effective performance as a cold-blooded killer.

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16th May, 1953








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