Next Ms. DoubtfireFor commercial success, Brosnan, now 68, was cast as the smooth super spy 007, the fifth actor to play James Bond in the series of the same name.
If it wasn’t a household name before his portrayal of the MI6 agent licensed to kill, then it was now.
Brosnan starred in four Bond films: Golden eye (nineteen ninety five), The tomorrow Never Die (1997), The world is not enough (1999) and Die another day (2002) – before confirming he was done with the role in February 2005, and Daniel Craig took over shortly after.
Following his tenure as Bond, Brosnan starred in both Oh my! films, his performance in the first of which earned him a Golden Raspberry Award for worst supporting actor. The Irishman also appeared in several film and television projects, with his upcoming film The king’s daughter, where he plays King Louis XIV, is expected to premiere soon.
Brosnan has been involved in multiple charitable causes and activists, including becoming an ambassador for UNICEF Ireland in 2001, advocating for an end to nuclear testing with Greenpeace, and being a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage.
With his second wife and Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford and Daryl Hannah, Brosnan successfully fought a proposed natural gas facility off the coast of Malibu in a three-year campaign from 1997 to 2000.
In addition to this, Brosnan, who is an artist and illustrator, often raises money for charitable causes through the sales of his artwork.
Brosnan met his second wife, American journalist Keely Shaye Smith, in Mexico in 1994. They married in Ireland in 2001 and had two children, Dylan and Paris, together. Brosnan is also the father of Sean, 37, whom he had with his first wife, Cassandra Harris, as well as Harris’ children Charlotte and Chris.
Although he was initially stepfather to Charlotte and Chris, Brosnan adopted them after their father died in 1986.
In 2013, her daughter Charlotte passed away from ovarian cancer at the age of 41, two years younger than her mother. Cassandra Harris had died of ovarian cancer 22 years earlier.