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Birthday boy Brosnan shows no signs of slowing down

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Actor, artist and activist Pierce Brosnan
BIRTHDAY WISHES: Actor, artist and activist Pierce Brosnan

THE smooth timbre of his voice, beautifully furrowed brow and handsome demeanour have drawn many admiring followers, both female and male, to Pierce Brosnan.

The Irish actor who has entertained us in a range of roles, probably most famously as James Bond in four 007 movies, turns 64 today.

Brosnan is currently starring in Texas oil family drama The Son with the season two, 10-episode series, due to be released in mid-2018.

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There is no slowing down for Brosnan. This year he is listed to appear in The Foreigner, The Only Living Boy in New York, the action thriller Final Score and The King's Daughter.

His acting resume is long and varied. He debuted in The Long Good Friday (1980) before starring in a string of highly regarded movies. 

Brosnan reached new international stardom heights in his role as super spy James Bond OO7 in the movies Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002).

I will forever be a Bond. It's a small group of men who've made this role. Someone said, More men have walked on the moon than have played James Bond.

One of his most memorable TV roles was in the series Remington Steele, aired from 1982 to 1987; the role and the name so suited this talented and suave actor.

Brosnan describes himself not only as an actor, but also as an artist and activist.

Painting has been with him since his early working days when he trained as a commercial artist. In recent years he has returned to what is now a pastime, painting landscapes and abstracts.

In partnership with his wife Keely Shaye, Brosnan is a vocal about key environmental issues including marine mammal and wetland protection, anti-nuclear, clean air and clean water campaigns.

Brosnan's bio reports that both Shaye and Brosnan have been honoured by several international environmental organisations that are working to protect and preserve the planet. They also are actively support women's healthcare and global children's issues.

He married his second wife, journalist Keely Shaye in 2001, after losing his first wife and Australian actress Cassandra Harris in 1991 to ovarian cancer. 

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