There's a line from the movie Grey Owl, "A man becomes what he dreams... you have dreamed well."

Sentimental… romantic… maybe? But applicable I think to a sixteen-year-old lad who was trying to find his way in life as he walked into a theatre arts lab in South London one night. So began my career as an actor at The Oval House Theatre. Soon I was performing on stage in the West End of London in the early 1970's, but I'm afraid it wasn't enough to leave a mark. I got lucky when I came to America. I was 27 years old and landed my first audition — a series called 'Remington Steele'. Life was good. I felt I could be anything I wanted to be. And what I wanted above all was to be in the movies. For me, acting is doing. My acting teacher Yat Malgram once said, "nothing comes from nothing." I've had the opportunity and the good fortune to be part of this exciting tradition. Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to develop my craft, to create characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.

BIOGRAPHY
Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan is a legendary Irish-American actor, film producer, environmentalist, philanthropist, artist and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee known for his rich and extensive career in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes as a producer.

2017 has been a busy year for Brosnan. In April, Brosnan starred in AMC’s dramatic new series The Son, based on the Philipp Meyer novel of the same name about the rise and fall of a Texas oil family. Brosnan is currently filming Season Two in Austin, Texas.

This fall, Brosnan wrapped Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the blockbuster film Mamma Mia!. Brosnan also starred with Jackie Chan in the action thriller The Foreigner for director Martin Campbell. The film is based on the book The Chinaman by Stephen Leather.

In August, Brosnan starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale in Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York.

Upcoming projects include the action thriller Final Score alongside Dave Bautista for director Scott Mann, Spinning Man with Guy Pearce and Minnie Driver, and an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s acclaimed novel Across the River and into the Trees for director Martin Campbell.

In 2016, Brosnan co-produced and starred in the thriller I.T., directed by John Moore. Prior to that, Brosnan co-starred in the thrillers No Escape alongside Owen Wilson and Lake Bell and Survivor with Milla Jovovich for director James McTeigue. He also produced and starred in the espionage thriller The November Man, directed by Roger Donaldson, which premiered at the Deauville Film Festival and was based on a series of books by Bill Granger.

Brosnan also co-starred in A Long Way Down with Aaron Paul, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival; in Love Punch with Emma Thompson, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival; and in Love Is All You Need for Academy Award winning Danish director Susanne Bier. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Brosnan also appeared in a surprise cameo in The World’s End with Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman.

Brosnan’s film credits include I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011) alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear; Salvation Boulevard (2011) with Greg Kinnear, Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly; Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) based upon the best-selling novel by Richard Riordan; Roman Polanski’s critically acclaimed film The Ghost Writer (2010) with Ewan McGregor which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and for which Brosnan received the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film from the Irish Film and Television Awards; Remember Me (2010) with Robert Pattinson; The Greatest (2010) with Susan Sarandon and Carey Mulligan which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival; the worldwide blockbuster film adaptation of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! (2008) opposite Meryl Streep; Married Life (2007) in which he starred with Rachel McAdams, Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper for director Ira Sachs; the Civil War drama Seraphim Falls (2007) in which he starred opposite Liam Neeson; The Matador (2005) for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture and a nomination for Best Actor in a Lead Role from the Irish Film & Television Academy; John Boorman’s critically acclaimed film from the novel by John LeCarre, The Tailor of Panama (2001); Sir Richard Attenborough’s Grey Owl (1999), Dante’s Peak (1997); Mars Attacks (1996); The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) alongside Barbra Streisand; Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) with Robin Williams; The Lawnmower Man (1992) and Bruce Beresford’s Mr. Johnson (1990).

In the 1990s, Brosnan reinvigorated the popularity of the Bond franchise in box-office blockbusters including Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Brosnan’s first three Bond films earned over a billion dollars at the international box-office and Die Another Day alone garnered nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has long had a passion for the art of filmmaking. Having achieved international stardom as an actor, Brosnan expanded the range of his film work by launching his own production company, Irish DreamTime, in 1996, along with producing partner Beau St. Clair.

Irish DreamTime has produced 11 films to date including I.T. (2016); The November Man (2014); Some Kind of Beautiful (2014); The Greatest (2010); Shattered (2007); The Matador (2005); Laws of Attraction (2004); Evelyn (2002); The Thomas Crown (1998); The Match (1999); and The Nephew (1998). The company’s first studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair, was a critical and box-office success and one of the best-loved romantic thrillers in years. Evelyn, directed by Bruce Beresford, opened to critical acclaim at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals and garnered rave reviews. In November 2016, the European Film Academy presented Brosnan with the honorary award, European Achievement in World Cinema. Some of Brosnan’s other accolades include the 2015 Forces for Nature Award bestowed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the 2011 Caritas Award from St. John’s Health Center Foundation for Brosnan’s extensive community service, and the 2007 Golden Kamera Award for his environmental work. In 2003, Brosnan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology, an Honorary Doctorate from the University College Cork, and an Order of the British Empire bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. For over two decades, Brosnan has been an ambassador for HRH Prince Charles The Prince’s Trust as well as an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland. Brosnan also serves as Campaign Chairman for the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

In addition to his stellar film career, Brosnan along with his wife Keely Shaye, have been drawn into a passionate leadership role in numerous environmental issues. Most recently, the two worked together on the documentary film Poisoning Paradise which they co-produced. The film takes audiences on a journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides. To date, Poisoning Paradise has screened at 17 prestigious film festivals across the United States and abroad, including London, Bologna, Los Angeles, San Diego, Mendocino, Napa Valley, Maui, St. Louis and Savannah, Georgia. The film has won seven awards (many for Best Documentary) along the way and has just been accepted into the 2018 New York City International Film Festival, the Sedona Film Festival in Arizona, the Beaufort International Film Festival in South Carolina, the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund in Palm Springs, CA, the Manchester Film Festival in England, and the London International Filmmaker Festival in London.

Exhibiting another side of his artistic talent, Brosnan is an avid painter. The actor, who went to art school and trained as a commercial artist, has painted numerous landscapes as well as colorful portraits of friends and family. Brosnan cites Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Kandinsky as influences on his work. An exhibition of his paintings is in the works for 2018. Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland and moved to London at age 11. At 20, he enrolled in The Oval House and continued his studies at The Drama Center in London. After graduation, Brosnan performed in several West End stage productions including Franco Zeffirelli’s Fulimena and Tennessee Williams’ The Red Devil Battery Sign at the York Theater Royal. Brosnan relocated to Los Angeles in 1982 and immediately landed the role of private investigator Remington Steele on the popular NBC television series of the same name.

Filmography
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

2018

Sequel to the 2008 musical comedy ' Mamma Mia!'

The Foreigner

The Foreigner

2017

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York

2017

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate's life is upended by his father's mistress.

The Son

The Son

2017

A multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.

Final Score

Final Score

2017

Some scores will never be settled.

The King’s Daughter

The King’s Daughter

2017

King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

I.T.

I.T.

2016

A self-proclaimed millionaire, has his life turned upside down after firing his I.T. consultant.

Urge

Urge

2016

A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner (Pierce Brosnan) introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies - but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly, as the island paradise deteriorates into a tropical madhouse. URGE also stars Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, Nick Thune, Tommy Yoo, and Danny Masterson. - Written by Lionsgate Premiere

No Escape

No Escape

2015

In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape from an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

Survivor

Survivor

2015

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Some Kind Of Beautiful

Some Kind Of Beautiful

2014

A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.

The November Man

The November Man

2014

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

2014

Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives.

Love Punch

Love Punch

2013

A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.

The World’s End

The World’s End

2013

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

2012

A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

2011

After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.

I Don’t Know How She Does It

I Don’t Know How She Does It

2011

A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.

Salvation Boulevard

Salvation Boulevard

2011

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

Remember Me

Remember Me

2010

A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.

The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

2010

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

2010

A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

The Greatest

The Greatest

2009

A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

2008

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

Married Life

Married Life

2007

A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.

Shattered

Shattered

2007

A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

Seraphim Falls

Seraphim Falls

2006

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

The Matador

The Matador

2005

A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

After the Sunset

After the Sunset

2004

The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that.

Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

2004

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Die Another Day

Die Another Day

2002

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Evelyn

Evelyn

2002

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team.

The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama

2001

A tailor living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent.

The World Is Not Enough

The World Is Not Enough

1999

James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

Grey Owl

Grey Owl

1999

The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

The Match

The Match

1999

Two Scottish pub football teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge, with the prize for the winning team being the other team's pub.

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

1999

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Quest for Camelot

Quest for Camelot

1998

An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

The Nephew

The Nephew

1998

A little island off Ireland. A small town. An old conflict. Fresh wind.

Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

1997

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.

Dante’s Peak

Dante’s Peak

1997

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

1996

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

1996

A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

GoldenEye

GoldenEye

1995

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead.

Detonator II: Night Watch

Detonator II: Night Watch

1995

UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art theft and forgery, but the high-tech schemes of Martin Schraeder and his Korean cohort Mao Yixin.

Love Affair

Love Affair

1994

Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take the 'plane passengers to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if the attraction is real. One shows up, the other doesn't, but they run into each other afterwards.

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Don’t Talk to Strangers

1994

Unhappy marriage causes divorce. Brosnan (new husband) and wife attempt to build a new life, and move to a new state. However, the ex-husband follows and the story unfolds from there.

The Broken Chain

The Broken Chain

1993

The story of 2 Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

1993

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Detonator

Detonator

1993

A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. Malcolm Philpott, a member of UNACO, (United Nation Anti Crime Organisation) must use a team of hand picked agents from various parts of the globe to stop this death train at all costs.

Entangled

Entangled

1993

A car and lorry collide, the woman in the back seat is probably dead, the driver is severely hurt. In flashbacks we see what led to the tragedy. He is David, a writer living in France, entering his novel anonymously in a contest. She is Annabelle, his lover, a fashion model on the brink of international success. Each keeps a secret from the other. David is a pawn of jealousy. He confronts a wealthy man he thinks is her lover; an accidental tragedy ensues that spirals out of control, resulting in the car crash. While David recovers from injuries, he finds out that another wealthy friend of Annabelle's has claimed the novel as his own. It's time for a final confrontation.

Live Wire

Live Wire

1992

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The target of the terrorists are US senators, one of which is having an affair with Danny's wife.

The Lawnmower Man

The Lawnmower Man

1992

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Victim of Love

Victim of Love

1991

A psychiatrist (Williams) and her patient (Madsen) are involved with the same man, who may or may not be a murderer.

Murder 101

Murder 101

1991

Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, meets up with his ex wife Laura, at her college, where he is due to give a series of lectures, on how to write a successful novel. When one of his students, asks to meet him later that night, to discuss the course, and is found murdered. Lattimore has no alibi, and he begins to suspect, that the subject of his book, has arranged the killing, to get back at him, for the evidence, Lattimore gave during the trial.

Mr Johnson

Mr Johnson

1990

In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been to England. He is always scheming, trying to get ahead, which lands him in a lot of hot water.

The Heist

The Heist

1989

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

1989

A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just 80 days.

The Deceivers

The Deceivers

1988

Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Taffin

Taffin

1988

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet.

Noble House

Noble House

1988

Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "Noble House". Unfortunately, with his power, he inherits ancient promises, dark secrets and deep financial problems on a small island full of people who want to see Struan's fall so they can become the Noble House. Dunross' worst enemy is the vicious Quillan Gornt, a lesser tai-pan, and he's doing everything in his power to bring the Noble House to ruin. Drawn into the fight between Gornt and Dunross is an upstart American billionaire who tries to gain a foothold on the Hong Kong market and has made a deal to steal something that will give him power, even over the Noble House. Unfortunately, that something has fallen into the hands of a powerful Chinese overlord. "Everybody was watching [and cheating on] everybody." Who will succeed in the end?

The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

1987

ohn Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.

Nomads

Nomads

1986

A French anthropologist moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered.

Remington Steele

Remington Steele

1982

The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.