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- What does Pierce Brosnan do for a living?
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- What are Pierce Brosnan’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Pierce Brosnan married or does he have a Girlfriend?
- Does Pierce Brosnan have any children?
- Where is Pierce Brosnan now?
- How tall is Pierce Brosnan?
- How much money does Pierce Brosnan earn?
- What is Pierce Brosnan’s net worth?
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Who is Pierce Brosnan?
Pierce Brosnan born sixteen May 1953 is an Irish actor, film producer, and environmental activist. Brosnan became referred to as the fifth actor to play an undercover agent character within the Bond film series, major in four films from 1995 to 2002 (GoldenEye, Tomorrow never Dies, the world isn’t Enough, and Die Another Day) and depicting the character in multiple video games. After school at the age of 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration and went to attend the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career, he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982-1987). After the conclusion of the series, Brosnan appeared in films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol (1987) and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).
After achieving worldwide fame for his role as James Bond, Brosnan took the lead in other major films including the epic disaster adventure film Dante’s Peak (1997) and the remake of the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Since departing from the role of Bond, he has starred in films like the musical comedy Mamma Mia! (2008), the political adventure story The Ghost writer (2010), and also the action spy thriller The November Man (2014).
Brosnan has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations, first for the miniseries Nancy Astor (1982) and again for the dark comedy film The Matador(2005). In 1996, along with American film producer Beau St. Clair, he formed a Los Angeles- based production company called Irish DreamTime. He has also become known for his charitable work and environmental activism. In 2020, he was listed at No. 15 on The Irish Times’ list of greatest Irish film actors.
Pierce Brosnan’s Family
Parents and siblings
Brosnan was born at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, the only child of May and carpenter Thomas Brosnan. For twelve years, he lived in Navan, County Meath, and said in 1999 that he considered it to be his hometown. He attended St Anne’s Primary School in Navan.
His father abandoned the family when Brosnan was an infant. At the age of four, his mother moved to London to work as a nurse, leaving him under the care of his maternal grandparents, Philip and Kathleen Smith. After their deaths, he lived with an aunt and then an uncle, but was subsequently sent to live in a boarding house run by a woman named Eileen.
How Old is Pierce Brosnan?
Brosnan is 67 years old as of 2020 having been born on 16 May 1953 in Drogheda, County Louth Ireland.
Pierce Brosnan’s Education
Brosnan was brought up in a Catholic family and was educated in a local school run by the De La Salle Brothers while serving as an altar boy. After moving back to London from Ireland with his mother and her new husband, William Carmichael, Brosnan was educated at Elliot School in Putney, now known as Ark Putney Academy at the age of 11.
After leaving school at 16, Brosnan decided to become a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. While attending a rehearsal for a workshop at the Oval House, he saw a fire eater teaching people how to eat fire and decided to join in. He later trained for three years as an actor at the Drama Centre London and graduated in 1975.
Pierce Brosnan’s Interests
Brosnan has been an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland since 2001 and recorded a special announcement to mark the launch of UNICEF’s ”Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS” Campaign with Liam Neeson. During the 1990s, he participated in news conferences in Washington, D.C. to help Greenpeace draw attention to the campaign to bring an end to nuclear testing with a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Brosnan boycotted the French premiere for GoldenEye in support of Greenpeace’s protest against the French nuclear testing program.
Brosnan also raises money for charitable causes through sales of his paintings. After Brosnan left school, he pursued a career in art and began working as an illustrator. Pierce eventually abandoned his artwork to pursue a career in acting, after a colleague suggested that he attend ab theatre workshop. Brosnan took up painting again in the late 1980s during his first wife’s illness as he found it therapeutic. He has continued painting since then, using spare time on set and at home.
Profits from sales of giclee prints of his works are given to a trust to benefit ”environmental, children’s and women’s health charities. Since Harris’ death, Brosnan has been an advocate for cancer awareness and, in 2006, he served as spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day, a breast cancer fundraiser that raises millions of dollars and raises more money in a single day than any other breast cancer fundraiser.
Pierce Brosnan’s Wife
Brosnan has married twice, been widowed once. He met actress Cassandra Harris through her stepson David Harris, and nephew of Richard Harris, shortly after leaving drama school. The couple started dating and bought a house in Wimbledon. He married Harris in December 1980 and had one son together, Sean, who was born on 13 September 1983 and later became an actor.
Harris and Brosnan also lived with Harris’ children, Charlotte (1971-2013) and Chris, and Brosnan adopted them after their father Dermot Harris died in 1986. The children subsequently took on his surname. While filming The Deceivers in Rajasthan in 1987, Harris became seriously ill. Harris was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died on 28 December 1991 at the age of 43.
In 1994, Brosnan met American journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Mexico. They married in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in Ireland. They have two sons together named Dylan and Paris.
Pierce Brosnan’s Kids
Brosnan has five children, three biological and two adopted. The two adopted children, Charlotte Brosnan and Christopher Brosnan, and one biological son, Sean Brosnan, were Harris’ children. The other two biological sons, Dylan Brosnan and Paris Brosnan are Smith’s children.
Where does Pierce Brosnan live?
Brosnan and his wife Smith and their children reside primarily in Malibu, California, with a second American home in Hawaii and Irish residences in Dublin and County Meath.
Pierce Brosnan’s Height
He has a height of 6 ft 2 in(1.88 m), adding up to his well-built body.
Pierce Brosnan’s Net worth
Brosnan is an Irish actor who has a net worth of $200 million.
Pierce Brosnan Films
Year Title Role
1979 Murphy’s Stroke Edward O’Grady
1980 The Long Good Friday 1st Irishman
The Mirror Crack’d Actor playing ”Jamie”
1986 Nomads Jean Charles Pommier
1987 Taffin Mark Taffin
The Fourth Protocol Valeri Petrofsky/James Edward Ross
1988 The Deceivers William Savage
1989 The Heist Neil Skinner
1990 Mister Johnson Harry Rudbeck
1991 Murder 101 Charles Lattimore
Victim of Love Paul Tomlinson
1992 The Lawnmower Man Lawrence Angelo
Live Wire Danny O’Neill
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Stuart ”Stu” Dunmire
Death Train (aka Detonator) Michael ”Mike” Graham
The Broken Chain Sir William Johnson
1994 Love Affair Ken Allen
Don’t Talk to Strangers Douglas Patrick Brody
1995 Night Watch Michael ‘Mike’ Graham
GoldenEye James Bond
1996 Mars Attacks Professor Donald Kessler
The Mirror Has Two Faces Alex
1997 Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe
Dante’s Peak Harry Dalton
Tomorrow Never Dies James Bond
1998 Quest for Camelot King Arthur
The Nephew Joe Brady
1999 Grey Owl Archibald ”Grey Owl” Belany
The Match John MacGhee
The Thomas Crown Affair Thomas Crown
The World Is Not Enough James Bond
2001 The Tailor Of Panama Andrew Osnard
2002 Die Another Day James Bond
Evelyn Desmond Doyle
2004 After the Sunset Max Burdett
Laws of Attraction Daniel Rafferty
2005 The Matador Julian Noble
2006 Seraphim Falls Gideon
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Tom Ryan
Married Life Richard Langley
2008 Mamma Mia! Sam Carmichael
Thomas & Friends US & UK ”Guest Narrator”
2009 The Greatest Allen Brewer
2010 The Ghost Writer Adam Lang
Percy Jackson 7 the Olympians; Chiron
The Lightning Thief
Remember Me Charles Hawkins
2011 Salvation Boulevard Dan Day
I Don’t Know How She Does It Jack Abelhammer
2013 Love Is All You Need Philip
The World’s End Guy Shephard
2014 The Love Punch Richard Jones
A Long Way Down Martin Sharp
The November Man Peter Devereaux
2015 Some Kind of Beautiful Richard Haig
Survivor The Watchmaker
No Escape Hammond
A Christmas Star Mr. Shepherd
2016 Urge Daemon Sloane/The Man
I.T. Mike Regan
2017 The Only Living Boy in New York Ethan Webb
The Foreigner Liam Hennessy
2018 Spinning Man Det. Robert Malloy
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sam Carmichael
Final Score Dimitri Belov
2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Erick Erickssong
of Fire Saga
2021 False Positive Dr. John Hindle
Cinderella The King