Tragic Details That Have Come Out About Pierce Brosnan
- Published on: Sunday, April 7, 2019
- Pierce Brosnan can boast a legendary acting career, complete with a role-of-a-lifetime run as James Bond in four films. But away from his epic onscreen adventures, successive tragedies have plagued him throughout his life.
Shortly after Brosnan was born in a small Irish town, his father abandoned the family, and his mother relocated to London for better work opportunities. As a result, he was left to live with relatives, and at one point, in a boarding house with strangers. Brosnan later met his father, whom he refers to as Tom, only once, when he was 31, but he didn't end up learning very much about him. It was 1984 and Brosnan was already a star on the hit show Remington Steele. He told Esquire in 2017,
"He was a good whistler and he had a good walk. That's as much as I know about him."
After Brosnan's mother finished nursing school, she sent for him to come join her in London to find work. But it was still far from perfect after that. Their South London neighborhood allegedly wasn't very hospitable to an Irish country boy like Brosnan. He revealed to CBS Sunday Morning that he felt the prejudice from his neighbors and even hid his accent to assimilate.
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Rough and tumble childhood | 0:13
Losing his first wife to cancer | 1:02
Losing his daughter to cancer | 2:01
Losing his longtime producing partner | 2:39
Son's near-fatal car crash | 3:18
Kicked to the curb | 4:03