Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, but the actor has not always lived a charmed life.
From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses throughout his life, Pierce has overcome to find success and happiness. Get to know the little-known facts, passions, and sorrows of the Irishman.
Beginnings of Acting Career
Pierce began his career in the late 1970s acting in London’s theater season. He was even once handpicked by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams to star in one of his plays called The Red Devil Battery Sign.
By the early 80’s he began transitioning into film, one of the first being The Long Good Friday starring Helen Mirren. He also starred in a mini-series that introduced him to audiences in America. The show was called Manions of America and the show centered around a family of Irish immigrants fleeing a famine and their home country and seeking refuge in the United States.