Pierce Brosnan

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  • Name: Pierce Brosnan ( Pierce Brendan Brosnan )
  • Date of birth: 16 may 1953
  • Age: 63 years
  • Place of birth: Drogheda, Ireland
  • Height: 188
  • Activities: actor and producer
  • Marital status: Married

    Pierce Brosnan: the biography

    Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in may 1953 in the small Irish town of Drogheda. The childhood of the future «James bond» is not happy. Father a carpenter by trade, left the family when Pierce is barely a year old. My mother immediately went to London, where he got a job at the hospital. The son remained in the care of grandparents in Navan. This city Brosnan as their mother.

    When my grandparents died, Brosnan spent some time in the family of his aunt. But soon the boy came to the house of the Roman-Catholic Church, where he attended school and served at the Church altar. It was a difficult period, as the pupils of the institution were subjected to corporal punishment and was kept in austerity and asceticism.

    Mom took son out of religious school when he was 11 years old. At that time, may Smith arranged his personal life and remarried. Pierce had developed a warm relationship with his stepfather. The boy continued his education in one of the schools of London. In 16 years, Brosnan became a student of the famous London College of fashion «Centre of the Holy Maritina», where she is studying on the course illustrators. It was there he had a dream to connect their lives with the world of cinema. It happened after watching the movie «Goldfinger», in which the role of agent 007 was played by Sean Connery.

    But the way the screen turned out to be long. After graduating from College, pierce settled in one of the Department stores. He worked as a designer, a hostess and did not shun any work. The final decision to link their lives with the theatre and the movie had Brosnan came after a visit to avant-garde theater school. Pierce left the Department and became a student at the London school of drama. In his spare time he had to earn a living in a variety of ways: washing dishes in cafes, cleaned, delivered food, and even worked as an assistant worker in a factory.


    Biography of Pierce Brosnan started from the stage of the Royal theatre. The young actor was seen in a few months he received an invitation from famous playwright Tennessee Williams to play the role of McCabe in the production of «battery Sign of concern «the Red devil»».

    In 1977 altervista played in the «Tonight» Franco Zeffirelli. But the Brosnan name has remained known only to a narrow circle theater. Wide fame came to an actor in the early 1980s, when viewers saw in a small series «Family Menion in search of happiness». Immediately after this tape was released another, called «Nancy Astor». For this role, Brosnan received his first award – a nomination for a Golden globe.

    Artist career rapidly went up. He gets an offer to star in the popular TV series «Remington Steele» and moved to California. Within 5 years, Brosnan is busy on the set of this crime the ribbon as the main character. But manages to star in several films. Some of them become popular. First of all, it’s «the Stranglers», «Around the world in 80 days» and «Mrs. Doubtfire».

    In the film «for your eyes Only» actress Cassandra Harris introduced him to the producer of the James bond movies, albert Broccoli, who wishes to make another Brosnan «007». To carry out these plans failed Broccoli in the summer of 1994. Pierce signed a contract with a famous producer on 3 paintings.

    For the first time pierce Brosnan appears as James bond in 1995. This year he published his first picture under the name «Golden eye». The blockbuster grossed $ 350 million. In 1997, rolling out the second picture of «James bond» – «Tomorrow never dies». Even after 2 years, the third – «the world is not enough». All tapes have been very successful, and Brosnan was the best James bond and the new star of Hollywood. In 2002, Brosnan accepted the offer to star in the fourth scene of «James bond» «Die another day». This was the last picture about the «agent 007» with the actor. He was dissatisfied with this work and more as a bond not filmed.

    In between the filming of the bond movies pierce Brosnan opened his own Studio. The first tape, taken on her film «the Thomas crown affair». The actor has appeared here in the title role. He also managed to pull in other projects, including the Comedy «Mars attacks!» and «Laws of attraction» Thriller «Dante’s Peak» and the Thriller «the Tailor of Panama».

    For his work in the satirical film «the Matador,» Irish actor in 2005, was nominated for a Golden globe. Further in the creative career of Brosnan came a lull. The appearance of Pierce in the musical film «Mamma Mia!» critics say a failure. For this work the artist presented the award «Golden raspberry». But in 2009, pierce Brosnan was able to rehabilitate himself: a film Roman Polanski’s «Ghost» brought the actor prize at the Berlin festival. Was also a successful year of 2011: Brosnan starred in the melodrama «I don’t know how she does it» and tragicomic film «salvation Boulevard».

    Pierce Brosnan – commander of the order of the British Empire. This award was presented to him by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, noting the outstanding contribution of compatriots in the film industry in Britain. On the Hollywood walk of fame the actor has a personal star number 7083.

    Personal life

    In 1977, the Irish actor is on the set met his future wife, Australian Cassandra Harris. In 1980, pierce and Cassandra got married and moved to Wimbledon. Have Harris already had two children from a previous marriage – daughter Charlotte and son Christopher. In 1983 the couple first child was born Shawn.

    An actor’s private life was happy until, until it became known about the deadly disease of Cassandra. The actress died from cancer in 1991.

    Only after 3 years, Brosnan has managed to recover from the blow. In 1994, during a trip to Mexico, he met with a reporter from USA Keeley Shay Smith. After 3 years they have a son Dylan Thomas. In 2001 the couple legalized their relationship. In the same year they had a second son, Paris Beckett. The family lives in California.

    Pierce Brosnan dual citizenship. In 2004, the artist becomes an American citizen while retaining citizenship of Ireland.

    In his spare time the actor draws. His creations are sold on the official website. And he is actively engaged in environmental activities and is an Ambassador for the international organization UNICEF.


    • Golden eye
    • The lawnmower man
    • Mrs. Doubtfire
    • Tomorrow never dies
    • The world is not enough
    • Die another day
    • Dante’s Peak
    • The Thomas Crown Affair
    • Mamma Mia!
    • Ghost


    Pierce Brosnan

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