Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born on May 16, 1953 in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. He is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16 Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he gained popularity on the television series Remington Steele [1982–1987].
After Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as “The Fourth Protocol” (1987) and “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993). In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films between 1995-2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. During this period, he also took the lead in other films such as “Dante's Peak” (1997) and the remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1999). After leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in such successes as “The Matador” (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005), “Mamma Mia!” (National Movie Award, 2008), and “The Ghost Writer” (2010). He’s appeared in only one Euro-western “Grey Owl” (1999)
In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism.
He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He then married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and he became an American citizen in 2004.
Today we celebrate Pierce Brosnan’s 60th birthday