Pierce Brosnan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th November 2015

Quote: "I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak - it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did. But Daniel, in the fourth go-round, has ownership of it. He had a nice looseness to him. He's a mighty warrior, and I think he found a great sense of himself in this one with the one-liners and a nice playfulness there." Former 007 Pierce Brosnan is not a fan of the new James Bond film, Spectre.

23rd September 2015

Quote: "Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white. There's wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there's no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond... (but) a female James Bond, no. I think it has to be male. James Bond is a guy, he's all male. His name is James, his name is James Bond." Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan ponders who will be the next 007 when Daniel Craig steps down.

28th August 2015

Quote: "That's kind of in the grey area if I declined or not, but I was hesitant about the whole thing - I couldn't quite get my head around it... I was naive, I was silly." Pierce Brosnan on passing on Batman for director Tim Burton.

21st August 2015

Fact: Waxwork figures depicting every incarnation of James Bond are to stand side-by-side for the first time at London's Madame Tussauds to celebrate the release of the latest 007 film SPECTRE in October(15). The models of SIR Sean Connery, GEORGE LAZENBY, SIR Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan will be put on display along with that of current Bond Daniel Craig.

28th January 2015

Fact: Pierce Brosnan has shot a new alpine Kia Sorrento car ad, which will officially air during the Super Bowl telecast on Sunday (01Feb15). In the ad, the former James Bond star second-guesses his all-action commercial when he's actually just required to drive the car to a mountain cabin retreat.

21st August 2014

Fact: Pierce Brosnan's new film The November Man has scored a sequel ahead of its U.S. release on 27 August (14).

20th August 2014

Quote: "I only kept one piece of memorabilia from the Bond movies, and it's a credit card that also doubles as a lock pick." Pierce Brosnan on what he kept from his time as 007.

16th August 2014

Fact: Pierce Brosnan's new period movie, in which he portrays King Louis Xiv of France, has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. by Paramount Pictures. In the fantasy film, The Moon & the Sun, the French king attempts to gain immortality by stealing the life force from a mermaid.

14th August 2014

Quote: "It was such a beautiful experience. That job came into my life at the most perfect time and it is a film that I hold dear to my heart and the memory of Robin will forever be kept alive by the sheer genius and humanity of the man... Mrs. Doubtfire is Robin Williams and let the dust lie there, I think." Pierce Brosnan remembers his Mrs. Doubtfire co-star following Williams' death on Monday (11Aug14). He no longer believes a planned sequel can happen.

7th August 2014

Quote: "I just wish I was as cool as they (James Bonds) are. If I got into a fight in a bar, I'd miss the dude by miles. I wouldn't know how to connect. It would be a comedy." Pierce Brosnan admits he's not as cool as 007, the role he played in four Bond films.

19th July 2014

Fact: Pierce Brosnan's teenage son Dylan is poised for a career in politics after taking on an internship with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in Washington, D.C. The 17-year-old boy is the Irish actor's eldest child with his second wife Keely Shaye Smith.

14th April 2014

Quote: "I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment. I hold Bond dear to my heart. I've travelled the world as an ambassador for that character and I had a bloody great time doing it." Actor Pierce Brosnan was not a fan of his final outing as suave superspy James Bond in 2002's Die Another Day.

13th April 2014

Quote: "I just kept messing up the scene in so many different ways, as often as I could, because Pierce was such a good kisser and I didn't want the scene to end. When we finally got it right, Pierce turned to me and said, 'Have we been kissing all day?' And I said, rather sheepishly, 'Well yes, I rather think we have.'" Emma Thompson deliberately sabotaged kissing scenes with Pierce Brosnan on their new film The Love Punch.

16th May 2013

Fact: Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan turns 60 on Thursday (16May13). The Irish actor played 007 in four movies, from 1995 to 2002.

3rd May 2013

Fact: The only piece of art Pierce Brosnan has sold from his collection of paintings is a portrait of a Mexican man, titled MACho Llorando. The former James Bond sold it to The Godfather producer Albert S. Ruddy, who is using it to inspire a planned new movie.

3rd May 2013

Fact: Pierce Brosnan's wife Keely Shaye Smith played Huey Lewis' love interest in the video for Stuck With You.

18th November 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman took to the stage with Pierce Brosnan on Thursday (17Nov11) for a reading of the classic 1960 film The Apartment. The actors were joined by The Office stars Steve Carrell and Mindy Kaling as part of the latest installment of the Independent Film Series at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art in California.

16th February 2011

Quote: "I can't say he's my favourite. I've moved on to another Bond now, the divine Daniel (Craig)." DAME Judi Dench admits Pierce Brosnan is no longer her favourite 007.

26th April 2010

Quote: "I'd love to work with Kathryn Bigelow; I'd love it if she'd do the next Thomas Crown (Affair). I'd love to step out with her. I think she's fantastic." Pierce Brosnan wants to work with Oscar winner Bigelow.

24th April 2010

Fact: Pierce Brosnan's nature blockbuster OCEANS was an apt box office hit in the U.S. on Earth Day (22Apr10) - the film, which the former James Bond narrates, made $2.4 million (GBP1.5 million) on its release day. The film beat both Kick-Ass and How To Train Your Dragon, which grappled for the top spot on the box office countdown last weekend.

4th April 2010

Quote: "He was my (James) Bond when we played Nintendo 64 when I was a kid... He was my Goldeneye." Carey Mulligan on meeting Pierce Brosnan on the set of new film The Greatest.

23rd March 2010

Fact: Pierce Brosnan will narrate upcoming Disneynature documentary OCEANS, which explores the seas and what lies beneath them.

23rd March 2010

Quote: "We're building a house down there in Malibu, my wife and I... I'll be working away until I'm 90. It's big. We came home after the summer and it was up. We put the windows in there last week and the roof's coming in next." Pierce Brosnan jokes about having to keep working to pay for his new beach house.

11th February 2010

Quote: "I sing and play the ukelele. We've got this place in Hawaii so I'm partial to the ukelele. It's got a sense of humour about it." Pierce Brosnan on island life in Hawaii.

4th February 2010

Quote: "Grace under pressure. Someone told me that long ago." Pierce Brosnan shares a few words of wisdom with his REMEMBER ME co-star Robert Pattinson to help him deal with his sudden rise to fame.

12th October 2009

Quote: "When I first got the script, I looked it over and put it under my bed for a week. I eventually decided to do it because I liked it, but it was hard to go to those deeper places in my heart." Pierce Brosnan struggled with the script for his latest film The Greatest, because it tells the story of parents grieving for their son who was killed in a car crash. Brosnan's own son, SEAN, survived an accident in 2000.

7th February 2009

Quote: "Ooh, a Bond girl, I'd love it. I think Daniel Craig is great as Bond, so powerful. I could have beaten the hell out of Pierce Brosnan. But Daniel, he's hard rock. He's a bruiser." Emily Blunt has a 007 role firmly in her sights.

25th November 2008

Fact: Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has become the fastest-selling DVD in the U.K. in history - after shifting more than 1.5 million copies on its first day of release. The film, which stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, sold 1,669,084 copies on Monday (24Nov08), 560,000 more than previous record-holder TITANIC, which was released in 1997.

25th November 2008

Fact: Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has become the fastest-selling DVD in the U.K. in history - after shifting more than 1.5 million copies on its first day of release. The film, which stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, sold 1,669,084 copies on Monday (24Nov08), 560,000 more than previous record-holder TITANIC, which was released in 1997.

23rd October 2008

Fact: James Bond star Daniel Craig shares the same publicist as his predecessor Pierce Brosnan.

5th August 2008

Quote: "It's very simple - I get up, take the kids to school and I have my coffee. Then I do a bit of surfing and then call the office to see if I've got a job." Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan enjoys living the simple life in Hawaii.

4th August 2008

Quote: "I will have to go to the gym to get rid of my MAMMA MIA! middle." Irish actor Pierce Brosnan is gearing-up to get in shape before reprising his role in a sequel to action movie THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR.

15th July 2008

Quote: "It was terrifying... my family told me months later they were terrified and very concerned for me because I was going around in an iPod singing - and you sound very good in an iPod". Actor Pierce Brosnan's family were not keen on him accepting a singing role in the movie adaptation of MAMMA MIA!

14th July 2008

Quote: "I felt I was doing it for all of America, for all the women. It's just one of the perks of the job." Meryl Streep on ripping off Pierce Brosnan's shirt in a passionate MAMMA MIA! scene.

7th July 2008

Quote: "I did have this image of me strutting down the corridors in my spandex suit and high heels and bumping into Dan (Daniel Craig) looking all butch and Bond-like." Former 007 superspy Pierce Brosnan was reluctant to return to the BOND film studio to shoot scenes for new movie MAMMA MIA!

3rd July 2008

Quote: "It was great. She's got good lips." Pierce Brosnan on kissing Meryl Streep.

1st July 2008

Quote: "BARBRA wanted to see it and so I showed it to Barbra. She said, `You can sing,' and I took that. High praise." Pierce Brosnan on showing neighbour Barbra Streisand his new movie musical MAMMA MIA!

1st July 2008

Quote: "It was the best time of my life." Pierce Brosnan on filming upcoming Abba movie musical MAMMA MIA! in Greece.

1st July 2008

Quote: "He's one of the greatest guys, the real soulful human beings that there are in this business. He loves women and he's genuinely amused by them." Meryl Streep has become a huge fan of Pierce Brosnan after working with the former 007 on the set of new Abba movie musical MAMMA MIA!

30th June 2008

Quote: "I'm the last person you'd expect to see poncing around in platform shoes, tights and sequins. We had to do all these camp, dainty little moves and try to look butch. That was a challenge." Pierce Brosnan on swapping James Bond for Abba in the big screen adaptation of musical MAMA MIA!

27th June 2008

Fact: Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is set to play the British Prime Minister in a film adaptation of Richard Harris' novel THE GHOST - rumoured to be based on Tony Blair's time in office. The former U.K. leader stepped down last year (07).

11th June 2008

Quote: "I didn't see that coming. I thought we were going to do a fifth film... They invited me back, and they changed their mind. It's business." Pierce Brosnan is still recovering from his James Bond snub.

10th June 2008

Quote: "You're judged constantly. You have to be as tough as old boots - you have to keep up as an actor, physically, emotionally, spirituality, mentally... The door can close so quickly." Pierce Brosnan on his efforts to stay in the limelight.

5th May 2008

Fact: The International James Bond Fan Club has voted British actor Daniel Craig their favourite 007 of all time - ahead of SIR Sean Connery, SIR Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, GEORGE LAZENBY and TIMONTHY DALTON.

14th November 2007

Quote: Pierce Brosnan's dreams of reprising his sophisticated jewel thief character in the sequel to his 1999 remake, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, has been realised - Basic Instinct filmmaker Paul Verhoeven will direct the film.

8th June 2007

Fact: A star-studded crowd including Kate Moss, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson joined STELLA and MARY MCCARTNEY, Olivia Harrison and BARBARA ORBISON at Sir Paul McCartney's secret gig at a London nightclub last night (07Jun07).

14th June 2006

Fact: Former 007 Pierce Brosnan's son SEAN will make his professional theatre debut this summer (06) in two plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

8th May 2006

Fact: Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Smith are set to be honoured for their efforts in helping America's abused and neglected youths at this year's (06) Celebration of Children's Rights gala in Santa Monica, California.

23rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"The goatee was all home-grown. I did it for the part, but the wife didn't like it." Pierce Brosnan admits his facial hair for his role in The Matador distressed his wife Keely Shaye Smith. </p>

14th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My intention was to be a character actor. But then I went to America and became Mr Smooth Git - and I made a good life at it." Former JAMES BOND star Pierce Brosnan reflects on how his acting aspirations have changed. </p>

17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I want to do more musicals, and more cross-dressing roles. I really would like to explore that. And possibly in Vegas." Pierce Brosnan jokes about his future. </p>

13th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It's very sad when you meet Pierce Brosnan and the first thing you hear him say is, 'Do you need a bucket?'" Hope Davis admits showing up on the set of THE MATADOR suffering morning sickness was a bad idea. </p>

13th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It goes, Sean Connery, GEORGE LAZENBY, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, DANNY CRAIG? It sounds odd to me. I really don't want to get the rap for destroying that franchise." New JAMES BOND Daniel Craig admits he's nervous about taking on the role of 007 in Casino Royale. </p>

5th January 2006

Fact: <p>Pierce Brosnan's young sons DYLAN and PARIS have formed a band called ROADKILL. </p>

15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I feel like an actor again. I feel like a human being. I feel like an artist again." Pierce Brosnan is happy with how his post-James Bond existence is panning out. </p>

13th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I now look like an old goat." Pierce Brosnan on his bearded look for new movie The Matador. </p>

8th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I love a pint of Guinness. I love Ireland, the people of Ireland, that I have Irish blood. My faith as a Catholic and my faith as a human being and a creator has matured with time. That comes from your blood. Yeah, I'm a Paddy - I'm Irish and I'm proud." Pierce Brosnan embraces his Irish heritage. </p>

22nd November 2005

Fact: <p>RAY star Kerry Washington and actress Mia Maestro have become the latest movie stars to sign up for timepiece ads - they'll both appear in new print ads for Movado watches. The actresses join the likes of Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Meg Ryan and Pierce Brosnan among those who are helping to sell watches. </p>

11th November 2005

Fact: <p>Anjelica Huston has signed to star alongside Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson in new movie SERAPHIM FALLS. </p>

9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I was a total buffoon. I don't know how she tolerated me." Pierce Brosnan admits he was a terrible partner for his second wife KEELY SMITH when they first started dating. </p>

8th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I have an American wife, three American sons; it's time to raise the hand. I'll probably be buried in this soil. I want to have a vote." Pierce Brosnan on why he chose to become an American citizen last year (04). </p>

8th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I've always been attracted to her. I just love the way she moves, and she's got a fine body and an even greater talent." Pierce Brosnan has a crush on Jessica Lange. </p>

8th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I thought about becoming a cop. I actually went through the cop exam, but luckily my math was abysmal. Otherwise I would have been a British bobby." Pierce Brosnan on his one-time plan to become a policeman. </p>

28th October 2005

Fact: <p>The cast and crew of Pierce Brosnan's new movie The Matador were so taken with the moustache the Irish actor grew for his role as a hitman, all the men grew one for the end-of-shoot crew photo. </p>

28th October 2005

Fact: <p>Pierce Brosnan, DANNY DeVITO and Morgan Freeman have joined forces to bring children's book THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE to the big screen. </p>

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"It f**king sucks." Pierce Brosnan explains how it feels to be replaced by Daniel Craig as the new James Bond. </p>

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