Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE (born 16 May 1953) is a film producer and actor from Irish. He is best known as the fifth actor to play secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series, appearing in four films (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day) and multiple video games from 1995 to 2002.
Early Life Details About Brosnan
Brosnan was born on May 16, 1953, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, to May and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. His grandfather, Pierce Brosnan, was named after his parents’ last names: John Brosnan and Margaret Pierce. When Brosnan was a baby, his father abandoned the family.
His mother moved to London to work as a nurse when he was four years old. From then on, he was primarily raised by his maternal grandparents, Philip and Kathleen Smith. Following their deaths, he lived with an aunt and then an uncle before being sent to a boarding house run by a woman named Eileen.
On August 12, 1964, he left Ireland and traveled to Longniddry, Scotland, to reunite with his mother and her new husband, William Carmichael. Carmichael took Brosnan to see for the first time James Bond film (Goldfinger) when he was 11 years old. He attended Elliott School in Putney, which is now known as Ark Putney Academy after the family relocated back to London.
After dropping out of school at the age of 16, Brosnan decided to become a painter and enrolled at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London to study commercial illustration. He saw a fire eater teaching people how to eat fire while attending a rehearsal for a workshop at the Oval House and decided to join in. He later studied acting for three years at the Drama Centre London.
What Are Pierce Brosnan’s net worth and salary?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor who has a net worth of $200 million. Pierce earned $4 million for Goldeneye in 1995. Inflation-adjusted, this is equivalent to approximately $7 million today.
The actor subsequently earned $8.2 million for Tomorrow Never Dies, $12.4 million for The World Is Not Enough, and $16.5 million for Die Another Day. Pierce Brosnan earned approximately $48 million for his role as James Bond.
Charity And Activism Done By Pierce Brosnan
Brosnan has served as an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland since 2001, and he and Liam Neeson recorded a special message to commemorate the launch of UNICEF’s “Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS” Campaign. He supported John Kerry for the presidential election in 2004 and is an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage.
In May 2007, Brosnan and Smith donated $100,000 to replace a playground on Kauai, the Hawaiian island where they own a home. On July 7, 2007, he presented a film at Live Earth in London and also recorded a tv ad for the cause. He is also listed on the Board of Advisors for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The Sustainable Style Foundation awarded him the title “Best-Dressed Environmentalist” in 2004.
In 2021, Brosnan released “Big Noise,” his first-ever NFT collection of digital artworks, on a digital platform focusing on artist empowerment, sustainability, and technological innovation, inspired by his painting “Earplugs,” which he painted while filming the James Bond film GoldenEye, incorporating abstract movement, self-recorded sound elements, including his voice, and bespoke visuals.
Pierce Brosnan endured ups and downs in his romantic life, which led to his marriage with Keely Shaye Smith which lasted over 20 years. The actor was previously married to Cassandra Harris between 1980 and 1991.
During his first marriage, Brosnan and Harris had a son named Sean (born in September 1983). After their father’s death, the actor adopted Harris’ daughter Charlotte and son Chris from a previous marriage.
Awards Received By Pierce
Brosnan has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, the first for the miniseries Nancy Astor (1982) and the second for the dark comedy film The Matador (2005). In 1996, he co-founded Irish DreamTime Productions with American film producer Beau St. Clair in Los Angeles.
He is also well-known for his humanitarian efforts and environmental activism. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997 for his contributions to the film industry. He was ranked No. 15 on The Irish Times’ list of the greatest Irish film actors in 2020.
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Professional Life Of Pierce Brosnan
He is best known for his role as James Bond in the films Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. He also provided his voice to the video games James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing and James Bond 007: Nightfire.
Aside from Bond films, he appeared in dozens of other films, including Mrs. Doubtfire, and several TV movies, including The Heist, Murder 101, Victim of Love, Death Train, Don’t Talk to Strangers, and Night Watch. He starred in the television series Remmington Steele from 1982 to 1987.