Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
, OBE (born May 16
) is an Irish actor
and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of the James Bond
character in four films GoldenEye
, Tomorrow Never Dies
, The World Is Not Enough
, and Die Another Day
. He is credited with reviving the Bond franchise after the critically-acclaimed but commercially-unsuccessful films with Timothy Dalton
. In the mid-1980s
, he became a star in the USA as the title character of the NBC
spy series Remington Steele
In July 2003 it was announced that he had been awarded an Honorary OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for an "outstanding contribution to the British film industry". As an Irish citizen he is ineligible to receive a full honour, which can only be awarded to a British subject.
Born in Navan, County Meath in the Republic of Ireland.
Filmography, as actor, includes