Pierce Brosnan Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Pierce Brosnan Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Pierce Brosnan. Check it out!

Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life, the two have never had a close relationship. His most popular role is that of British secret agent James Bond. The death, in 1991, of Cassandra Harris, his wife of eleven years, left him with three children – Christopher and Charlotte from Cassandra’s first marriage and Sean from their marriage. Since her death, he has had two children with his second wife, Keely Shaye Brosnan.

Interesting Facts about Pierce Brosnan

  • Supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
  • Appears in an episode of The Simpsons (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XII (2001) to be exact) which has a character named Principal Seymour Skinner. Played a character with a last name of Skinner in The Heist (1989).
  • Voted “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 2001.
  • He says that his favorite Bond films are From Russia with Love (1963) and For Your Eyes Only (1981), and that his least favorite Bond film is On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969).
  • Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful” people in the world. [1996]
  • He was given an honorary OBE by Britain’s ambassador to Ireland, Stewart Eldon, on 8/19/03. Honorary OBEs are awarded on merit by the Queen to non-British citizens who have made an important contribution to British interests. The award formally makes him “an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”.
  • On December 28, 1991, one day after their 11th wedding anniversary, his wife, Cassandra Harris, died in his arms. She died of ovarian cancer. Sadly, the same disease would claim the life of Harris’ daughter (and Brosnan’s stepdaughter) Charlotte in 2013.
  • Became a father for the 2nd time at age 43 when his girlfriend [now 2nd wife] Keely Shaye Brosnan gave birth to their son Dylan Thomas Brosnan on 13 January 1997.
  • He’s Meryl Streep’s close friend.
  • Fan of Fulham Football Club (English Premier League soccer club). Fellow fans include Elizabeth Hurley, Lily Allen, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Johnston and the late Michael Jackson.
  • Pierce received American Citizenship at the US District Court House in Los Angeles in 2004. He has dual citizenship: Irish and American. He was made a Freeman of Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland (the town he lived in until he moved to England in 1964) on 11th November 1999. His primary residence is in Malibu, California.
  • Became an American citizen on 23 September 2004 but still plans to keep his Irish citizenship.

Personal Quotes by Pierce Brosnan

Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.

- Pierce Brosnan

Be good to people, be kind to people, show up, read the lines, hit the mark, and go home.

- Pierce Brosnan

There’s always been product placement in Bond movies.

- Pierce Brosnan

Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It’s one of the deepest pains of being human.

- Pierce Brosnan

I’m first and foremost an Irishman, by birth, by nature, by soul, but an American citizen through and through as well.

- Pierce Brosnan
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