Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!
Pierce Brosnan OBE (some foofy British title) was born in Ireland in 1953. He left school at age 16 and soon found his way into the theater. Many know him from his starring role on the television show Remington Steele (1982-1987). After that, he began acting in films… finally snagging the plum role as James Bond 007 in 1995. He was the fifth actor to portray Bond and appeared in four 007 films ~ GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. He’s also been in other movies, such as The Thomas Crown Affair (which he also co-produced) and Mamma Mia. Personally, I loved him in Mamma Mia and highly recommend the original and sequel (which is really a prequel). Brosnan has won two Golden Globe noms, and he is also involved in charities and environmental activism.
Brosnan was lauded as Bond… until his final performance in Die Another Day. That one wasn’t so well-received, and though Brosnan said he’d like to do more 007 films, that wasn’t to be. He was 50 at the time and Sean Connery had been criticized for staying in the role until he was 58. Not a believable age for an action figure, I guess. Not that most of the crazy-dramatic Bond action scenes are realistic for anyone to survive at any age, but hey whatever. Regardless, Brosnan said he’d like to do six Bond films, same as Connery did. The producers had other ideas however and “kicked him to the kerb” in a short phone call. Oh well. He’s been in tons of other projects since and is still going strong at the ancient age of 67. Besides acting, producing, and activism, Brosnan is also a painter!
Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!
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