Pierce Brosnan

Actor, Producer, Painter
Thanks to his casual charm and self-deprecating comedic chops, Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan firmly established himself as a commanding presence with his first introduction to American audiences as the sophisticated ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1953 in Navan, Meath, IE

Filmography

Actor (120)

The Son 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

I.T. 2016 (Movie)

Mike Regan (Actor)

The Foreigner 2016 (Movie)

Liam Hennessy (Actor)

Urge 2016 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

A Christmas Star 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Shepherd (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

No Escape 2015 (Movie)

Hammond (Actor)

Some Kind Of Beautiful 2015 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Strange But True 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Survivor 2015 (Movie)

Nash (Actor)

The Moon and the Sun 2015 (Movie)

Sun King Louis XIV (Actor)

A Long Way Down 2014 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Love Punch 2014 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

The November Man 2014 (Movie)

Devereaux (Actor)

Love is All You Need 2013 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

Stephen King's Bag of Bones 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

Jack Abelhammer (Actor)

Johnny English Reborn 2011 (Movie)

Ambrose (Actor)

Salvation Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

Dan Day (Actor)

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Oceans 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 (Movie)

Chiron the Centaur/Mr. Brunner (Actor)

Remember Me 2010 (Movie)

Charles Hawkins (Actor)

The Ghost Writer 2010 (Movie)

Adam Lang (Actor)

The Greatest 2010 (Movie)

Allen Brewer (Actor)

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Married Life 2008 (Movie)

Richard Langley (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Vanilla Gorilla 2008 (Movie)

(Voice)

Whaledreamers 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

Shattered 2007 (Movie)

Tom Ryan (Actor)

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Blue 2005 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Matador 2005 (Movie)

Julian Noble (Actor)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Max Burdett (Actor)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

Daniel Rafferty (Actor)

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Die Another Day 2002 (Movie)

James Bond (Actor)

Evelyn 2002 (Movie)

Desmond Doyle (Actor)

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe 2001 (Movie)

Robinson Crusoe (Actor)

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Human Face With John Cleese 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Tailor of Panama 2001 (Movie)

Andrew Osnard (Actor)

Dolphins 2000 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Match 2000 (Movie)

John Mcgee (Actor)

Grey Owl 1999 (Movie)

Archie Grey Owl (Actor)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

Thomas Crown (Actor)

The World Is Not Enough 1999 (Movie)

James Bond--007 (Actor)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

of King Arthur (Voice)

The 1998 Genesis Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Nephew 1998 (Movie)

Joe Brady (Actor)

The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dante's Peak 1997 (Movie)

Harry Dalton (Actor)

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Alistair MacLean's Night Watch 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

Donald Kessler (Actor)

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The World of James Bond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Goldeneye 1995 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Don't Talk To Strangers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

Ken Allen (Actor)

Alistair MacLean's Death Train 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Host

Entangled 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lawnmower Man 1992 (Movie)

Dr Lawrence Angelo (Actor)

Mister Johnson 1991 (Movie)

Harry Rudbeck (Actor)

Murder 101 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Hood: The Myth, The Man, The Movie 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heist 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Taffin 1988 (Movie)

Mark Taffin (Actor)

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Deceivers 1988 (Movie)

William Savage (Actor)

Remington Steele 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

Major Petrofsky (Actor)

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Nomads 1986 (Movie)

Pommier (Actor)

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Good Friday 1979 (Movie)

1st Irishman (Actor)

The Mirror Crack'd 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days (TV Show)

Actor

Bag of Bones (Movie)

Mike Noonan (Actor)

James Clavell's Noble House (TV Show)

Actor

Live Wire (TV Show)

Actor

Nancy Astor (TV Show)

Actor

The Broken Chain (TV Show)

Actor

The James Bond Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Manions of America (TV Show)

Actor

The Thomas Crown Affair 2 (Movie)

Thomas Crown (Actor)

Victim of Love (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (13)

I.T. 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Father Die 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Some Kind Of Beautiful 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The November Man 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Greatest 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shattered 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Matador 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Evelyn 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Match 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Nephew 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Thomas Crown Affair 2 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

("Our Last Summer") (Song Performer)

Evelyn 2002 (Movie)

("On The Banks Of The Roses") (Song Performer)

Biography

Thanks to his casual charm and self-deprecating comedic chops, Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan firmly established himself as a commanding presence with his first introduction to American audiences as the sophisticated, but often inept con man-turned-private investigator, "Remington Steele" (NBC, 1982-87). Almost immediately, there were calls in the media for Brosnan to assume the mantle of James Bond from the aging Roger Moore. But strict contractual obligations for television actors prevented him from departing to take on the role many felt he was born to play. Once free of his contractual obligations, Brosnan made his first of four appearances as the debonair agent 007 in "Goldeneye" (1995), a high-octane adventure that revamped a franchise thought to be on its last legs. After three more blockbuster Bond films, "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World is Not Enough" (1999) and "Die Another Day" (2002), Brosnan was unexpectedly cut lose by producers with little explanation. Brosnan managed to subvert his suave image with an uproarious performance as a brash hit man in "The Matador" (2005), which not only helped heal his wounds of losing out on Bond, but also allowed him to demonstrate a wider range many before had thought he lacked.

Relationships

William Carmichael

Step-Father

Thomas Brosnan

Father
Left Brosnan's mother before his first birthday Brosnan first met his biological father in 1986

Dylan Brosnan

Son
Born January 13, 1997 mother, Keely Shaye Smith Brosnan

Paris Brosnan

Son
Born February 27, 2001 mother, Keely Shaye Smith Brosnan

Sean Brosnan

Son
Born September 13, 1983 mother, Cassandra Harris involved in a car accident in April 2000 in which he suffered serious injuries

Christopher Brosnan

Step-Son
Born c. 1973 son of Cassandra Harris and Dermot Harris adopted by Brosnan after father died in 1986 mother died in 1991

Charlotte Brosnan

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1972 daughter of Cassandra Harris and Dermot Harris adopted by Brosnan after father died in 1986 mother died in 1991 studied at RADA

May Carmichael

Mother
Moved Brosnan to London at age 4 where he lived with grandparents or relatives while she went to nursing school were reunited when he was 11

Cassandra Harris Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 27, 1980 until her death from ovarian cancer Dec. 28, 1991 Acted together on "Remington Steele" (NBC)

Keely Shaye Smith Brosnan Actor

Wife
Met 1994 when she interviewed him in Mexico In October 1999, announced plans to marry May 2000; wedding postponed after son's accident Married in a Roman Catholic ceremony Aug. 4, 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

EDUCATION

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

(commercial illustration)

Elliott School

Left school at 16

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin 2003
Received an honorary doctorate degree

Drama Centre

1975

Milestones

2015

Starred opposite Owen Wilson in thriller "No Escape"

2014

Starred with Salma Hayek and JEssica Alba in romantic comedy "Some Kind of Beautiful"

2014

Starred in crime thriller "The November Man"

2014

Co-starred in ensemble comedy-drama "A Long Way Down," based on the novel by Nick Hornby

2013

Starred with Emma Thompson in comedy "The Love Punch"

2013

Appeared in a small role in Edgar Wright's "The World's End"

2012

Starred in Susanne Bier's romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need"

2011

Starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It"

2010

Cast as Chiron, trainer of heroes, in the film adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"

2010

Produced and starred in "The Greatest"

2010

Portrayed the former British Prime Minister in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"

2008

Cast as one of the potential fathers in the film version of the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!"

2008

Co-starred in the 1940s period drama "Married Life"

2007

Co-starred with Liam Neeson in the western "Seraphim Falls"

2005

Starred opposite Hope Davis and Greg Kinnear as a world-traveling assassin in "The Matador"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2004

Announced he will no longer portray James Bond 007

2004

Co-starred with Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson in "After the Sunset"

2002

Starred in "Evelyn"; also produced by Brosnan's own production company, Irish DreamTime

2002

Appeared for his fourth time as Bond in "Die Another Day"

2001

Had co-starring role as a government operative exiled to South American in "The Tailor of Panama"

1999

Starred in the title role of "Grey Eagle"

1999

Starred in the remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair"

1999

Reprised Bond in "The World is Not Enough"

1998

Produced and acted in "The Nephew"

1995

First appeared as agent 007 in "Goldeneye"

1994

Was officially announced as the fifth actor to play James Bond, replacing Timothy Dalton

1985

Made US film debut in "Nomads"

1982

Starred in the title role of NBC TV series "Remington Steele"

1981

American TV debut, starred as Rory O'Manion on the ABC historical miniseries "The Manions of America"

1980

Made film debut in "The Long Good Friday"

1979

Made TV debut in "Murphy's Stroke"

1977

Chosen by Tennessee Williams to create the role of McCabe in the British premiere of "Red Devil Battery Sign"

1976

Made London stage debut in "Wait Until Dark"

Starred in James McTeigue's thriller "Survivor"

Appeared on the London stage in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Filumena"

Worked as assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal in England

Bonus Trivia

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Brosnan was raised by his grandparents and other relatives from the ages of 4 until 11, when he left Ireland for London.

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Moved from Britain to America in 1981.

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Suffered an attack of the neurological disorder Bell's Palsy in the dressing room just before going on "The Tonight Show" in 1984

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In 1985, a fan poll chose Brosnan as the best candidate to replace the retiring Roger Moore as James Bond, but due to his contractual obligation to "Remington Steele," he was unable to take on the iconic role at that time.

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Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 3, 1997.

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Brosnan was named "The Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2001

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