Pierce Brendan Brosnan (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87).
(on success) I've worked for it, and I wanted it. I had good luck and a bit of talent somewhere in the back pocket that I could kind of polish and nurture, but I dreamt and wished for all of this, then you get all of that and you've just got to show up and work. Hopefully you can stay at the table.
It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them.
It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them. I'd look at myself in the suit and tie and think, "What the heck am I doing here?" Such sentiments were nothing new. That was always the frustrating thing about the role. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson play it so safe. The pomposity and rigmarole that they put directors through is astounding . . . I can do anything I want to do now. I'm not beholden to them or anyone. I'm not shackled by some contracted image.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|On The Banks Of The Roses||1,094,105|
|The Parting Glass||1,024,012|
|Great Discovery 11||1,425,765|
|Great Discovery 4||1,425,788|
|Our Last Summer||1,200,475|
|When All Is Said And Done||1,251,327|
|Full Name at Birth||Pierce Brendan Brosnan|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 1953|
|Birthplace||Navan, County Meath, Ireland|
|Height||6' 1¼" (186 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Elliott Comprehensive School, London, England|
|Occupation||Ctor, Film Producer And Environmentalist|
|Claim to Fame||Remington Steele, James Bond|
|Father||Thomas Brosnan (He was a carpenter)William Charmichael (step father) (Brosnan quickly embraced his mother's new husband as a father figure)|
|Mother||May Smith (Brosnan's mother moved to London, England, for work, after his father had abandoned the family)|
|Associated People||Sean Brosnan (Son)|