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Pierce Brosnan

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Pierce Brosnan

Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1953.

Countries: United States (39%), United Kingdom (19%), Ireland (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Remington Steele, Liam Neeson, NBC

Linked to: NBC, Chicago Sun-Times, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology

 

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Pierce Brosnan was born in 1953 add something


1962

Brosnan first became aware of nuclear disarmament at the age of nine when worldwide condemnation of the 1962 U.S. nuclear tests in Nevada headlined international news add something


1964

Brosnan left Ireland on 12 August 1964 and was reunited with his mother and her new husband, William Carmichael, now living in the Scottish village of Longniddry, East Lothian add something


1969

At the Oval House in 1969, he came to a workshop to rehearse add something


1975

After graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in "Wait Until Dark" add something


1977

Brosnan met Australian actress Cassandra Harris through David Harris, one of Richard Harris' nephews, in 1977, shortly after he left drama school add something

 

In 1977 he was picked by Franco Zeffirelli to appear in the play "Filumena" by Eduardo De Filippo opposite Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay add something


1980

He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991 add something

 

They married on 27 December 1980 and had one son together, Sean, who was born on 13 September 1983 add something

 

Jack Eskew - From the early 1980s, Eskew worked with Academy *award winning film composer Bill Conti and subsequently orchestrated "The Karate Kid" series, "Baby Boom", "Betrayed", "A Prayer for the Dying", "Broadcast News", "The Addams Family", "Rookie of the Year", "Huckleberry Finn", "The Big Blue", the Pierce Brosnan remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Spy Hard", "8 Seconds", and "Rocky Balboa", among others


1981

Soon after Harris appeared in the James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981, with a bank loan, they moved to southern California where Brosnan had his first interview in Hollywood for "Remington Steele," and subsequently no longer had financial worries add something


1982

He followed this with his 1982 "Masterpiece Theatre" documentary that chronicled the life of Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in British Parliament add something

 

In 1982, Brosnan moved to Southern California and rose to popularity in the United States playing the title role in the NBC romantic detective series "Remington Steele" add something

 

Robert Gould Shaw II - In a 1982 episode of "Masterpiece Theatre" that chronicled the life of Nancy Astor, Pierce Brosnan portrayed RGS II as a profligate and promiscuous gambler whom Nancy continued to love even after her marriage to Waldorf Astor

 

Remington Steele - The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987


1986

In 1986, NBC cancelled "Remington Steele", so Brosnan was offered the role, but the publicity revived "Remington Steele" and Brosnan had to decline the role, owing to his contract add something

 

They lived with her children, Charlotte and Christopher, and after their father Dermot Harris died in 1986, he adopted them and they took the surname Brosnan add something

 

Josie Cotton - In 1986, Cotton appeared in a minor film role as the character Silver Ring in the John McTiernan horror film "Nomads" opposite Adam Ant and Pierce Brosnan

 

Timothy Dalton - In 1986, Dalton was approached to play Bond after Roger Moore had retired, and Pierce Brosnan could not get out of contractual commitments to the television series "Remington Steele"


1987

Cold War - After "Remington Steele" ended in 1987, Brosnan went on to appear in several films, including "The Fourth Protocol" , a Cold War thriller in which he starred alongside Michael Caine, "The Deceivers" and James Clavell's "Noble House" both in , and "The Lawnmower Man" add something

 

While filming "The Deceivers" in Rajasthan, India, in 1987, Harris became seriously ill add something

 

Frederick Forsyth - "The Fourth Protocol" was later filmed, starring Pierce Brosnan and Michael Caine, in 1987


1988

Deborah Raffin - In 1988, she starred in James Clavell's "Noble House" with Pierce Brosnan


1990

During the 1990s, he participated in news conferences in Washington, D.C. to help Greenpeace draw attention to the issue add something

 

Hubert Ogunde - Ogunde starred in "Mister Johnson", the 1990 motion picture which featured Pierce Brosnan


1991

Legal squabbles between the Bond producers and the studio over distribution rights resulted in the cancellation of a proposed third Dalton film in 1991 and put the series on a hiatus for several years add something

 

She was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died as a result of the illness in December 1991 at age 43 add something


1992

In 1992, he shot a pilot for NBC called "Running Wilde," playing a reporter for "Auto World" magazine add something


1993

Brosnan denied the rumours in July 1993 but added, "it's still languishing there on someone's desk in Hollywood add something


1994

In 1994, Brosnan met American journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Mexico add something

 

On 7 June 1994, Brosnan was announced as the fifth actor to play Bond add something


1995

Harris had always wanted Brosnan to play the role of James Bond, and in 1995, some four years after her death, Brosnan achieved this when he appeared in "GoldenEye" add something

 

In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002 add something

 

Martin Campbell - He directed two James Bond films, 1995's "GoldenEye", starring Pierce Brosnan, and 2006's "Casino Royale", starring Daniel Craig, and was the oldest director in the series' history, at the age of 62

 

Sela Ward - In 1995, Ward was passed over for a Bond girl role, learning that even though then-Bond Pierce Brosnan was 42, the casting director said "What we really want is Sela, but Sela ten years ago"

 

Goldfinger (novel) - In 1995, this machine was purchased by the Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan


1996

In 1996, Brosnan formed a film production company entitled "Irish DreamTime" along with producing partner and long time friend Beau St. Clair add something

 

In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed "Irish DreamTime", a Los Angeles-based production company add something


1997

Brosnan returned in 1997's "Tomorrow Never Dies" and 1999's "The World Is Not Enough", which were successful add something

 

From 1997 to 2000, Brosnan and wife Smith worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council and International Fund for Animal Welfare to stop a proposed salt factory from being built at Laguna San Ignacio add something

 

Linda Hamilton - That same year, Hamilton filmed two motion pictures that were released one week apart in 1997: "Shadow Conspiracy" with Charlie Sheen and "Dante's Peak" with Pierce Brosnan

 

Dante's Peak - "'Dante's Peak"' is a 1997 American epic disaster adventure film directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda_Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, and Grant Heslov


1999

Patrick Malahide - In 1999, he made a small appearance in the introduction to the James Bond film "The World Is Not Enough" opposite Pierce Brosnan as a Swiss banker named Lachaise working in Bilbao


2001

He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and he became an American citizen in 2004 add something

 

He starred along with Jamie Lee Curtis and Geoffrey Rush in "The Tailor of Panama" in 2001, and lent his voice to "The Simpsons" episode "Treehouse of Horror XII", as a machine with Pierce Brosnan's voice add something

 

In 2001, at Ballintubber Abbey in County May o, Ireland, they married add something

 

Pierce 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 add something


2002

In 2002, Brosnan appeared for his fourth time as Bond in "Die Another Day", receiving mixed reviews but was a success at the box office add something

 

In 2002, Brosnan was awarded an Honorary degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology and, one year later, the University College Cork add something


 

In July 2003, Elizabeth II awarded Brosnan an honorary OBE for his "outstanding contribution to the British film industry" add something


2004

Brosnan's first post-Bond role was that of Daniel Rafferty in 2004's "Laws of Attraction" add something

 

Since 2004, Brosnan has talked of backing a film about Caitlin Macnamara, wife of poet Dylan Thomas, the title role to be played by Miranda Richardson add something

 

Throughout 2004, it was rumoured that negotiations had broken down between Brosnan and the producers to make way for a new and younger actor add something

 

In July 2004, Brosnan announced that he was quitting the role, stating "Bond is another lifetime, behind me" add something

 

In October 2004, Brosnan said he considered himself dismissed from the role add something

 

Casino Royale (2006 film) - In March 2004, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade began writing a screenplay for Pierce Brosnan as Bond, aiming to bring back the flavour of Ian Fleming's original Bond novels


2005

Brosnan's next film was 2005's "The Matador" add something

 

Although Brosnan had been rumoured frequently as still in the running to play 007, he had denied it several times, and in February 2005 he posted on his website that he was finished with the role add something

 

Daniel Craig took over the role on 14 October 2005 add something

 

In December 2005, Brosnan was reported to be starring in "The November Man," an adaptation of Bill Granger's novel, "There Are No Spies" add something

 

Remington Steele - Film: With the release of the series on DVD in 2005, Pierce Brosnan expressed interest in developing a "Remington Steele" feature film through his production company, Irish Dream Time,

 

Jonny Lee Miller - In 2005, he was considered for the role of James Bond, replacing Pierce Brosnan

 

James Bond in video games - The game was originally meant to be released in 2005, set to star Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007

 

The November Man - When Pierce Brosnan was retired from playing the role of James Bond in 2005, it was reported that along with his business partner, Beau St. Clair, through their Irish DreamTime production company, he will be producing a down-to-earth spy thriller based on Bill Granger's book series called "The November 2014 Man", focusing on one particular novel in the series titled "There Are No Spies", with shooting scheduled to begin in 2006

 

Casino Royale (2006 film) - Casting the film involved a widespread search for a new actor to portray James Bond, and significant controversy surrounded Craig when he was selected to succeed Pierce Brosnan in October 2005


2006

In 2006, Brosnan narrated "The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup", directed by Michael Apted add something

 

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 which raises millions of dollars and raises more money in a single day than any other breast cancer fundraiser add something

 

Michael Apted - In 2006, Apted directed "The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup", narrated by Pierce Brosnan

 

Halle Berry - In 2006, Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Cindy_Crawford, Jane Seymour, Dick Van Dyke, Tea Leoni, and Daryl Hannah successfully fought the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility that was proposed off the coast of Malibu.

 

Michael Wincott - In 2006, Wincott worked with Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan in the western "Seraphim Falls"


2007

In 2007, Brosnan appeared in the film "Seraphim Falls" alongside fellow Irishman Liam Neeson add something

 

In May 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the facility add something

 

Michael Brandon - HiT Entertainment had approached him and they talked for hours and Brandon had stayed on until 2007, when Pierce Brosnan was going to be the next new narrator for the series, but he was called back to provide the U.S. narration for series 12 and onwards when Pierce Brosnan did not return

 

Liam Neeson - In 2007, Neeson starred in the American Civil_War epic Seraphim Falls alongside Pierce Brosnan and Anjelica Huston.

 

Gerard Butler - In 2007, he appeared in "Butterfly on a Wheel" co-starring Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello, which aired on network TV under the title "Shattered", and in the romantic comedy "P.S. I Love You" with Hilary Swank


2008

In 2008 he said "I love the teachings of Buddhist philosophy add something

 

The Ghost Writer (film) - In June 2008, Nicolas Cage, Pierce Brosnan, Tilda_Swinton, and Kim Cattrall were announced as the stars


2009

Also in 2009, Brosnan finished the well-received "The Ghost Writer", playing a disgraced British Prime Minister, directed and produced by Roman Polanski add something

 

In 2009, Brosnan starred in "The Big Biazarro," , an adaptation of the Leonard Wise novel, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall add something


2011

Marisa Tomei - Sundance Film Festival - She appeared in "Salvation Boulevard" with Jennifer Connelly, Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival


2012

In 2012 Brosnan played the role as Philip in the Danish romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need" add something

 

Morgan Freeman - Vito directed film Charlotte Doyle which will feature Irish actor Pierce Brosnan and is due to start filming in Ireland in early 2012.


2013

However in 2013 he commented, "It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket add something

 

In 2013, Brosnan appeared in television commercials as a tongue in cheek version of himself to promote the launch of Sky Broadband in Ireland add something

 

His production company "Irish DreamTime" is developing "The Topkapi Affair", a follow-up to "The Thomas Crown Affair" for MGM. In February 2013 Brosnan was awarded honorary patronage of the Dublin University Players society at Trinity College, Dublin add something

 

Brosnan's adopted daughter Charlotte died on 28 June 2013 of ovarian cancer, the same illness that claimed her mother's life add something

 

Marco Beltrami - On 3rd December 2013, it was announced that Beltrami will be composing the soundtrack for Pierce Brosnan's spy movie called "November Man", set to be released sometime in 2014


2014

It's reported that Brosnan will star in an upcoming revenge thriller called "I.T." with shooting is scheduled to begin sometime in 2014 add something

 

Will be coming out in other regions in 2014 add something

 

He's set to appear alongside Milla Jovovich and Emma Thompson in suspense thriller movie written by Phil Shelby, called "Survivor", which will begin shooting on 20 January 2014, with Charles and Irwin Winkler will be producing it and James McTeigue will be directing it add something

 

Marco Beltrami - Beltrami composed the soundtrack for Pierce Brosnan's 2014 spy film "November Man"

 

Lazar Ristovski - He most recently played Russian President-elect and former Army General Arkady Fedorov in Pierce Brosnan's movie "The November Man" which came out in 2014

 

The Expendables 3 - A fourth film was confirmed in March 2014 by actor Pierce Brosnan, who stated that he had agreed with Avi Lerner to star in a future "Expendables" sequel

 

The Expendables (film series) - This was confirmed in March 2014 by former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, who stated that he had agreed with Avi Lerner to star in a future "The Expendables" sequel


2015

Brosnan married twice, was widowed once and has four children and three grandchildren as of 2015 add something

 

Watchmaker - In the 2015 major motion picture film "Survivor" directed by James McTeigue, one of the world's most wanted killers is played by Pierce Brosnan, who demonstrates just how devastating the precision skill sets of a watchmaker can be as he plays the role of 'Nash,' a professional killer who excels at bomb making and long-range shooting

 

Watchmaker - In the 2015 major motion picture film "Survivor" directed by James McTeigue, one of the world's most wanted killers is played by Pierce Brosnan, who demonstrates just how devastating the precision skill sets of a watchmaker can be as he plays the role of 'Nash,' a professional killer who excels at bomb making and long-range shooting

 

Kia Sorento - In January 2015, Kia Motors released their Sorento Super Bowl XLIX commercial featuring Pierce Brosnan


2016

In January 2016 Pierce Brosnan was seen film in London for his latest film in which he plays former IRA man turned government official Liam Hennessy add something

 

Brosnan replaced actor Sam Neill in the role of Eli McCullough in a television miniseries adaptation of Philipp Meyer's novel "The Son", with Kevin Murphy serving as both executive producer and showrunner of a ten-episode miniseries, which begins production in June 2016, aiming for a 2017 release add something

 

Brosnan later starred in a revenge thriller called "I.T.", which was released in September 2016, in a limited release and through video on demand add something

 

Ryan Early - In 2016 Ryan will feature in "The Foreigner" starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan


2017

In 2017, Brosnan starred in "The Foreigner", opposite Jackie Chan, as a former IRA man turned government official, Liam Hennessy add something

 

However, according to Campbell, the film's production and development fell apart due to financial issues hence its delay, but as of October 2017, it is back in the pipeline for which he's hopeful to begin working on, soon add something

 

Jonah Meyerson - Jonah is currently a production assistant on The Late Show With Steven Colbert and appeared as himself on Season 3, Episode 15 on October 2, 2017, along with Pierce Brosnan


2018

In February 2018, Brosnan was threatened with a two-year jail sentence for appearing in an Indian advert advertising a concoction including tobacco, which is illegal to advertise in India add something

 

Although, due to scheduling conflicts with both Brosnan and Murphy, the production was postponed to March 2018, with Sheridan pointing out the film's delay had nothing to do with financial regards to the film but two of the lead actors, thus leading to Murphy bailing out while Brosnan remaining in his scheduled role add something


2019

On 12 February 2019, it was announced that Brosnan would star in a heist film entitled "The Misfits", directed by Renny Harlin add something

 

Gary K. Michelson - On January 18, 2019, the California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund, a non profit organization founded in 2010 by Judie Mancuso, Dr. Gary K. Michelson, actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Smith, announced an initial round of grants benefiting low income families in need of spay or neuter for their pet