Fast Facts

  • Trained as a commercial artist during his early days in London, he returned to painting as a therapeutic response to wife Cassandra Harris' battle with ovarian cancer. Continues to create and sell his art to support the Brosnan Trust, a foundation for women's and children's health charities.
  • Studied acting at the Drama Centre in London.
  • Performed in the circus as a fire eater.
  • Introduced to 007 series producer Albert Broccoli by Harris, who was a former Bond Girl in For Your Eyes Only (1981).
  • Launched his production company, Irish DreamTime, in 1996.
  • Became an American citizen in 2004 and maintains dual Irish citizenship.
  • Has lobbied to protect marine mammals and has been a vocal advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council.


  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, European Film Awards — European Achievement in World Cinema: Nominee


  • Dylan Thomas Brosnan — Son
  • Cassandra Harris — Wife (deceased)
  • Charlotte Brosnan — Stepdaughter
  • Sean William Brosnan — Son
  • Keely Shaye Smith — Wife
  • May Carmichael — Mother
  • Christopher Brosnan — Stepson
  • Paris Beckett Brosnan — Son
  • Thomas Brosnan — Father