Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer, and activist who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87), which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural. After the conclusion of Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol (1987) and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).
Pierce Brosnan, who once portrayed the famous character James Bond, experienced a lot of suffering when his step daughter, Charlotte, died of ovarian cancer at the age of 41. Because his wife of 17 years had also died of ovarian cancer, he had to raise Charlotte as his own child.