May. 16th, 1953
Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
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Pierce Brosnan was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland on May 16, 1953 and lived in Navan, County Meath until he moved to England, UK at an early age. 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 Smith.
- At the age of 11 he was almost six feet tall, making him a target of bullies.
- Is claustrophobic, which made the filming of certain scenes in _Dante's Peak (1997)_ (qv) very difficult.
- Due to rising budgets and declining audiences, Brosnan's last three Bond films were the only ones in the series to not take more than five times their cost. Even 'Timothy Dalton' (qv)'s two films took in more than five times their budget, and 'George Lazenby' (qv)'s one Bond film (_On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)_ (qv) more than ten. Whether you go by budget-to-gross or inflation-adjusted ratios, Brosnan's films did average business. _Die Another Day (2002)_ (qv) in particular, despite being the second highest grossing Bond after _Casino Royale (2006)_ (qv) before inflation, made the smallest profit on its theatrical run of any Bond movie - a major reason for revamping the franchise. 'Sean Connery' (qv)'s Bond films remain the most successful, with _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv) having taken 22 times its cost at the worldwide box-office.
- He and fellow Bond actor 'Sean Connery' (qv) have both played King Arthur. Connery played him in _First Knight (1995)_ (qv) and Brosnan provided the voice of Arthur in _Quest for Camelot (1998)_ (qv).
- Became an American citizen on 23 September 2004 but still plans to keep his Irish citizenship.
- 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".
- The very first film he claims to have seen is the 007 movie _Goldfinger (1964)_ (qv).
- (1991) Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world.