Pierce Brosnan OBE is an Irish-born actor, film producer, and environmental activist. He became known as the fifth actor to play secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series. In 2020, he was listed at number 15 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors.
About Pierce Brosnan in brief
Pierce Brosnan OBE is an Irish-born actor, film producer, and environmental activist. He became known as the fifth actor to play secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series. After leaving comprehensive school at age 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, and went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. He rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele, which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural. In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, he formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. He has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations, first for the television miniseries Nancy Astor and next for the dark comedy film The Matador. In 2020, he was listed at number 15 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors. His father abandoned the family when Pierce was an infant, and he never knew his father. He was brought up in a Roman Catholic family and educated in a local school run by the de la Salle Brothers while serving as an altar boy. He 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. Since leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in films such as the musicalromantic comedy Mamma Mia!, the Roman Polanski-directed political thriller The Ghost Writer, and the action spy thriller The November Man.
He is an American citizen in 2004, holding dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. He describes the feeling of being an actor and becoming an actor as having an impact on his life and his life as a fire eater was teaching him how to eat fire and how to use a chainsaw. His nickname is ‘Irish’ and he was nicknamed ‘Irish Boy’ when he was growing up in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. His mother came home once a year, twice a year. He went to Elliott School, a state comprehensive school in Putney, southwest London, now known as Ark Putney Academy, and attended Saint Martin’s School of Art, a private school in south London. According to Brosnan,\”Childhood was fairly solitary. I grew up in a very small town called Navan in Ireland, I never knew my father and I was left in the care of my mother and my grandparents. My mother was very courageous. She took the bold steps to go away and be a nurse in England. Basically wanting a better life for her and myself. And you have a wonderful way of doing that, and I had a deep sense of being a British boy of 10,000 children. And you’re Irish, with a little school of 2,000 kids, and you’re a pretty pretty little school, with this very large school of 7 classrooms. And they make you feel it; they have a way of making you feel pretty pretty.”