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Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

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Famous as :

Actor, producer

Birth Name :

Pierce Brendan Brosnan

Birth Date :

May 16, 1953

Birth Place :

Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

Spouse :

Cassandra Harris (actress, 27-Dec-80 - 28-Dec-91), Keely Shaye Smith (journalist, since 4-Aug-01)

Claim to fame :

As Remington Steele in TV series "Remington Steele" (1982-1987)

Biography


Recognized for his versatility to portray different characters in various film genres aside from his famous role as British agent James Bond, Pierce Brendan Brosnan is certainly deserved to be named as one of the most accomplished Irish actors in Hollywood film industry, or maybe even the world. Born as the only son of Thomas and May Brosnan on May 16, 1953 in Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland, little Pierce had been forced to face some bitter experience during his early life which was started from the departure of his father from the family when he was barely one year old. At the age of 4, his mother also left him to work as a nurse in London, therefore made the kid had to undergo a nomadic life, moving frequently from one place to another to live under the nurture of assorted relatives and friends. It was not until the year 1964 that he finally could rejoin May who then took the 11-years-old boy to settle in Putney together with her new husband, a Scottish World War II veteran named William Carmichael.

Not only served as a great fatherly figure to Pierce, Carmichael was also the one who first introduced him to the excitement of cinematic experience when they went to watch "Goldfinger" (1964) which triggered the dark-haired teen to grow an interest in acting. Gave up his study at London's Elliott School at the age of 16 to learn more about performing, he spent the next several years to take some workshops in experimental groups of Oval House Theatre Club and The Living Theatre before enrolled in London's Drama Center by 1973. Acquired both proper training and fine education there for a couple of years, he confidently embarked on his journey to pursue an acting career, quickly landed a part in a stage production of "Wait Until Dark." It was then followed by a more noteworthy role in the British premiere of Tennessee Williams' "Red Devil Battery Sign" which led him to delightfully encounter his screen debut in BBC's TV movie, "Murphy's Stroke" (1979).

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Pierce Brosnan Opens Up About His Wife and Daughter's Passing at 2014 Stand Up to Cancer

September 06, 2014 04:28:42 GMT

talked about his first wife Cassandra and daughter Charlotte who passed away from ovarian cancer as he attended the 2014 Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser on Friday, September 5. At the star-studded event, the former James Bond actor also expressed his happiness following a story from a cancer survivor.
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Pierce Brosnan's Thriller 'I.T.' Gets 'A Good Day to Die Hard' Director John Moore

August 27, 2014 07:05:21 GMT

is gearing up for his next film "" after completing "". Deadline reports that John Moore ("Behind Enemy Lines", "", "" helmer) is hired to helm the upcoming tech thriller for fall start date.
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Pierce Brosnan Almost Played Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's 'Batman'

August 21, 2014 08:24:34 GMT

reveals that he was once up to portray the titular Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's "Batman" film series. In a chat on Reddit AMA, "" actor explains why he eventually turned down the role.
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Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man' Gets Sequel Ahead of the Film's Release

August 21, 2014 04:44:25 GMT

A sequel to spy thriller "" has apparently got greenlight before the first film hit theaters. Former James Bond depicter is expected to reprise his role as Peter Devereaux, a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, in the second film.
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Pierce Brosnan's Louis XIV Fantasy Drama Gets Release Date

August 16, 2014 02:17:13 GMT

-starrer "" has landed at Paramount Pictures. The historical fantasy about Louis XIV will have a wide release on April 10, 2015.
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Pierce Brosnan Is Spy Coach in 'The November Man' First Teaser

June 07, 2014 06:25:40 GMT

is back into spy world in the first teaser trailer for "". Making its way out for viewing pleasure, the video sees the veteran actor sharing his knowledge about bullet to , warning him that love has no place in this business. He attacks a man and eludes capture, all while trying to protect .
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Owen Wilson and Co-Stars Safe After Fire on 'The Coup' Set

November 21, 2013 22:42:37 GMT

, and were not injured in the fire that damaged their film's set in Thailand. The actors were filming "" on Wednesday, November 20 when a fire broke out in the government building set where Wilson and Bell's characters take refuge to escape a helicopter attack.
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Pierce Brosnan's Co-Stars Send Condolences After His Daughter Died of Cancer

July 02, 2013 14:12:28 GMT

Condolences and prayers are pouring in from friends and colleagues for and his mourning family. The former James Bond actor lost his daughter Charlotte to ovarian cancer. She passed away Friday, June 28 in London after losing battle against the same illness which killed her mother, Cassandra Harris, twenty two years ago.
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Pierce Brosnan Loses Daughter Charlotte to Ovarian Cancer

July 02, 2013 02:03:24 GMT

Former James Bond actor is in mourning. His daughter Charlotte passed away at the age of 41 Friday, June 28 in London after losing battle against ovarian cancer, the same disease which killed her mother, Cassandra Harris, twenty two years ago.
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Pierce Brosnan Finds Love in Italy in 'Love Is All You Need' Trailer

March 19, 2013 09:04:44 GMT

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a domestic trailer for "". The new trailer opens with Philip describing himself as a man who has been chosen to be alone. In another scene, Ida has just found out that her husband is cheating on her.
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Pierce Brosnan & Saoirse Ronan Won at Irish Film & TV Awards

February 14, 2011 03:34:06 GMT

Irish stars and took home top acting prizes at the Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs) in Dublin on Saturday, February 12. The former James Bond won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "The Ghost", while the 16-year-old actress' turn in "The Way Back" earned her the supporting actress honor.
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Pierce Brosnan to Play Alongside His Son in 'Bonded'

June 25, 2010 03:00:03 GMT

is set to star alongside his son in a new movie - they have both landed roles in crime thriller "Bonded". The former 007 star and his son Sean will play cops in the film about a Mexican teenager who attempts to rescue a friend from a sex trafficker.
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Pierce Brosnan Takes Jab at President Barack Obama

June 07, 2010 04:44:41 GMT

is taking aim at U.S. leader President Barack Obama in a new public service announcement for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. In the PSA, the former 007 reminds Obama of promises he made about protecting sea-life when he was a presidential candidate.
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Pierce Brosnan Takes a Jab at 'Tomorrow Never Dies'

April 26, 2010 07:27:04 GMT

had tired of movie superspy James Bond during the making of his second 007 adventure, "Tomorrow Never Dies", and now reveals promoting the film was difficult - because he didn't like it.
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Pierce Brosnan's 'Thomas Crown Affair' Sequel in Jeopardy

April 17, 2010 03:39:50 GMT

's upcoming "The Thomas Crown Affair" sequel has been thrown into jeopardy after director Paul Verhoeven quit in a dispute over the script. The former James Bond star is planning to reprise his role as a high class art thief in a sequel to the 1999 thriller, which was a remake of a 1968 film, starring Steve McQueen.
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Pierce Brosnan's Time as 'Bond' Is Done Because of Matt Damon

April 02, 2010 03:51:47 GMT

knew his days as "Bond" were numbered after became the most popular spy at the box office through his "Bourne" franchise. The Irish actor rejuvenated the "007" series in the mid-'90s with his debut in the British spy franchise's "Goldeneye". He went on to play the suave secret agent in a further three films.
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Pierce Brosnan Slams Tony Blair for His 'Arrogance and Mild Stupidity'

April 01, 2010 07:53:11 GMT

has taken aim at former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, branding him a "hollow man" who faltered politically due to his "mild stupidity". The former "James Bond" studied footage of Blair as part of his research for the politician he plays in Roman Polanski's new film "" - because he was convinced the former leader was the inspiration for the character.
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Pierce Brosnan Amazed by the Number of Robert Pattinson's Fans

March 30, 2010 03:32:01 GMT

was left in awe of how popular his "" co-star is after hundreds of female fans descended on the film set to catch a glimpse of the star. The two actors recently teamed up as father and son in the movie, and Brosnan has already expressed his admiration for how the "" hunk is handling his new found fame.
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Robert Pattinson Premieres 'Remember Me' in New York City

March 02, 2010 02:49:11 GMT

"" has chosen New York City to hold the first premiere on Monday, March 1. That night, the film which is set in "the city that never sleeps" rolled out red carpet in front of the Paris Theatre to welcome all the guests, including the cast and crew for the film.
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Pierce Brosnan Shocked by 'Schmaltzy' 'Mamma Mia!'

February 25, 2010 06:00:02 GMT

rushed to see a stage version of "Mamma Mia!" after agreeing to star in the big-screen adaptation - and was horrified by the "schmaltzy" production. The Irish actor agreed to star in the 2008 romantic comedy after learning would be his co-star - and immediately bought tickets to see the musical in London's West End.
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Pierce Brosnan Glad His Second Wife Lets Him Mourn Late Spouse

February 25, 2010 04:11:09 GMT

has heaped praise on his wife Keely Shaye Smith for encouraging him to continue to mourn his late spouse Cassie, who died of cancer. The "GoldenEye" star gave up his career to nurse his first wife, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, as she fought ovarian cancer - and he was devastated when she finally succumbed to the disease in 1991.
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Pierce Brosnan Annoyed With Son's Name Being Linked to 'Soul Surfer'

February 08, 2010 03:40:26 GMT

is upset his son's name has been linked to a new film starring 's daughter - because the aspiring actor was actually turned down at his audition. The Irish actor tells WENN his son Sean Brosnan did try out for a role in "" - a new movie about shark-attack surfer Beth Hamilton, but was told he was too old for the part.
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Fantasia Barrino Ended Romance for the Sake of Career

February 04, 2010 07:18:46 GMT

ended her relationship with rapper after realizing she'd completely neglected her career while enjoying their romance. The "" winner began dating the hip-hop star in 2007, but the couple parted ways in 2009 after Barrino decided she wanted to return to the spotlight.
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Peter Andre Crying When Asked About His Kids With Katie Price

February 04, 2010 06:57:45 GMT

Australian singer cut short a TV interview on Wednesday, February 3 - when he broke down in tears as he discussed the possibility of "losing" his children to ex-wife . The "Mysterious Girl" hitmaker was talking to journalist Kay Burley on Sky News in the wake of Price's shock marriage to cage fighter in Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 2.
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Slash Launches Contest to Invite Fan to Record Album With Him

February 04, 2010 06:38:56 GMT

is offering fans the chance to join him in the studio - he's launched a contest which will see one lucky devotee record an album with the legendary guitarist. The musician has teamed up with Guitar Center for a competition which offers wannabe rock stars the chance to create a three-track EP with him and producer Mike Clink.
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Ringo Starr Thanks God He Finally Found Religion

February 04, 2010 06:32:43 GMT

legend has finally found religion as he prepares to turn 70 later this year - insisting he has been searching for God "since the 1960s." The drummer will celebrate the milestone birthday in July 2009, and he is adamant that after years of excess in his "Fab Four" hey-day he has finally found enlightenment.
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James Van Der Beek Glads He Was Not Labeled Like Kids at Today Shows

February 04, 2010 04:36:02 GMT

is glad "Dawson's Creek" was filmed in North Carolina - because the remote location saved the show's young stars from falling victim to any sex and drugs scandals. Van Der Beek and his castmates , and launched their careers in the teenage drama, and each of them later found success in Hollywood films.
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Jack Nicholson and Pierce Brosnan's Kids Pair Up in New Biopic

February 04, 2010 03:56:06 GMT

and 's offspring are following in their fathers' famous footsteps - the pair will star in a new biopic about a surfing shark-attack survivor. 19-year-old Lorraine Nicholson and 26-year-old Sean Brosnan will play the best friend and brother of teen wave-riding sensation Bethany Hamilton, who went back in the water just three weeks after a Great White bit off her arm.
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Pierce Brosnan Never Watches Daniel Craig as James Bond

January 27, 2010 10:15:09 GMT

Former "007" star is superstitious about watching play James Bond - because fate intervenes when he tries to check out "". Brosnan was shocked in 2004 when producers informed him he would be replaced by Craig, and he's never managed to watch the actor play the superspy in the "" sequel.
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