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Pierce Brosnan

He adopted his first wife Cassandra Harris's children, Charlotte (b. 1972) and Christopher (b. 1973), after their father died in 1986.
 
Was made a Freeman of Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland (the town he lived in until he moved to England in 1964) on 11th November 1999.
 
Owns his own production company, Irish DreamTime. Its first release was The Nephew (1998).
 
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful" people in the world. [1996]
 
Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world. [1991]
 
The very first film he claims to have seen is the 007 movie Goldfinger (1964).
 
Enjoys fishing on the River Towy in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. Jimmy Carter (former American President) also enjoys the same fishing spot.
 
Is the third actor to play James Bond in more than two films, along with Roger Moore and Sean Connery.
 
At the Genesis Awards Ceremony, reunited with "Remington Steele" (1982) co-star Stephanie Zimbalist. [1996]
 
Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975). [5 May 2001]
 
On December 28, 1991, one day after their 11th wedding anniversary, his wife, Cassandra Harris, died in his arms. She died of ovarian cancer.
 
Pierce first decided to take up acting after seeing Goldfinger
 
At the age of 11 he was almost six feet tall, but he was still the target of bullies due to his being Irish.
 
Voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine in 2001.
 
Is claustrophobic, making the filming of certain scenes in _Dante's Peak (1997)_ very difficult.
 
He was voted sixth in the Orange 2001 film survey of greatest British film actors ever.
 
In addition to his salary for his James Bond movies, Brosnan received a car. The BMW Z3 from GoldenEye (1995), an 8-series BMW (instead of the 750iL) from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and the Z8 from The World Is Not Enough (1999).
 
He was given an honorary OBE by Britain's ambassador to Ireland, Stewart Eldon on 19th August 2003
 
After the release of Die Another Day, he was approached by a prankster in a Dublin bar who asked to shake the actor's hand. He complied and then cracked up when he heard the man say, "That's the closest my hand will ever get to Halle Berry's butt
 
On August 12, 1964, as an 11-year-old he flew, for the first time, from Ireland to the UK to join his mother May, the very day that Ian Fleming died.
 
Has three sons and two adopted sons
 
Became an American citizen on 23 September 2004 but still plans to keep his Irish citizenship.
 
He says that his favorite Bond films are From Russia with Love (1963) and For Your Eyes Only (1981), and that his least favorite Bond film is On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
 
Pierce is a professional "fire eater"
 
Although he is actually Irish, he usually always plays British characters.
 
On George Lazenby: "George is just an angry, old, pissed off guy. He was never an actor, but some pissed-off Aussie who doesn't know how to show his feminine side. I met him, and he's got that kind of brittle edge to him."
 

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