Pierce Brosnan was born in 1953 in the country of Ireland. He would move to England a few years later. He would finish school at 16 and move onto commercial illustration. He would finally attend drama school and land some work. It was on the American TV show 'Remington Steele' where Brosnan would finally become known. It was in Remington Steele that Brosnan would show that he could work the role of James Bond.
Bond would bring out some of his best work. Though he only worked in four Bond adventures, and most were not the moneymakers of Bond's past, he would still make money for the forces that be. Brosnan never truly was given the chance to show that he could have continued in the role but he was and is a member of the club Bond, James Bond. This is not a best of list but simply Bond in chronological order. Enjoy.
GoldenEye (1995) - British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and 006 Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) are in a secret soviet chemical weapons plant. Objective blow it up. Bond is setting the charges and Alec has been captured by a Soviet General by the name of Ourumov (Gottfried John). Bond sets the charges to go off a little sooner than expected. Alec is killed by the General and Bond escapes.
Nine years later, Bond is sent to observe a test of a French helicopter called a Tiger. He notices Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) who he knows from other missions. She is a top Soviet helicopter pilot. Bond comes to the test just as she is stealing the Tiger.
Onatopp and General Ourumov arrive in Siberia at the GoldenEye research facility. They capture the controls to GoldenEye and then kill everyone at the facility. One person does escape a Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco).
Bond is back in London with M (Judi Dench) and she wants a run down on all that has happened. On the imagery Bond sees that Natalya is alive and has climbed out. So has General Ourumov and he wants the girl. She can say what he has done. Now the General resigns his command and goes after the girl.
Bond is sent to Russia and meets up with his CIA counterpart Jack Wade (Joe Don Baker). It is Wade who can get Bond in to see Valentin Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane). Zukovsky has no love lost with Bond as it was Bond who gave him his permanent limp years before. Zukovsky can get Bond closer to the one's who stole both the Tiger and the GoldenEye.
Bond eventually will meet Onatopp and she will later lead him to the mastermind of all this but to tell you would give away all the secrets. You must watch the rest to find out what happens to Bond and the rest of the cast.
This is Pierce Brosnan's first Bond adventure and what an adventure it is. Director Martin Campbell does a wonderful job with this film, and with Brosnan's first role as Bond they both do quite well.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is at a Russian Bazaar doing some shopping. Now this is no ordinary Bazaar this place has a major contingent of arms dealers and arms. M (Judi Dench) and other high ranking officials are watching from an undisclosed bunker. M orders the place bombed not knowing that Bond is there until the last moment. Bond radios back to M that a plane is carrying two nuclear missiles and will destroy everything for miles. Bond Jumps into the plane and escapes with the bombs and plane. In another area of the world a British frigate has gone off course and is believed to be in Chinese waters. A strange boat approaches and sinks the British ship. It wasn't the Chinese that sank the ship though.
Back in London, Bond is called back to duty early and is asked to investigate Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) a media mogul. London wants to know what his involvement is with all this South China Sea debacle.
Bond heads to Germany to attend the opening of one of Carvers affiliates. While there he meets Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) a Chinese news reporter. The two actually are working toward the same goal but won't realize it for awhile. Bond does some snooping around when he is at Carvers big event. Bond finds a device that could have been used to send the British vessel off course. Bond heads back to his room where he finds Paris Carver (Teri Hatcher) dead and in a little while he sees that he is possibly being framed for her murder. You see Paris is Carvers wife and an ex-Bond girlfriend.
Bond is then sent to the South China Sea area and meets with CIA agent Jack Wade (Joe Don Baker). They believe they have found where the ship went down and when Bond does find the ship he finds Wai Lin already there.
Do the two finally get Carver for what he is trying to do. Well you must watch the end of the movie. Brosnan's second Bond movie is just as good as his first. Director Roger Spottiswoode does an excellent job with this Bond adventure and it is worth watching till the end.
The World Is Not Enough (1999) - British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is in Spain to recover a large sum of money. The Swiss Banker that Bond is to deal with wants Bond killed. Once again Bond is able to escape the assassins bullet and makes his way back to MI6 headquarters in London. M (Judi Dench) hands over a briefcase full of money to Sir Robert King (David Calder). King proceeds to leave the building but doesn't make it outside he is blown up and so is some of MI6 headquarters.
Bond makes it to the funeral and notices Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), Sir Roberts daughter. Bond is then sent to Scotland to check to see if he is fit to continue the mission. It seems Elektra was kidnapped by a gentleman that goes by the name Renard (Robert Carlyle). Now Elektra was able to escape her captors and Bond thinks that Renard is out to kill Elektra in retaliation.
Bond heads to Russia to visit Elektra and she is building a pipeline for fuel production. She has been having problems with explosions and all believe it is Renard who is up to it. While in Russia Bond visits his old friend Valentin Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane) for help in finding Renard.
The stage is set, does Bond find Renard? Does Elektra finish her fathers pipeline? Watch the movie and find out for yourself. The Director Michael Apted does a nice job with this Bond episode. Brosnan is coming into his own with the role of James Bond. He looks comfortable now on the screen. So get that popcorn popped and sit back and watch the action and Bond, James Bond.
Die Another Day (2002) - British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) has gone undercover to catch Colonel Moon (Will Yun Lee) who is selling military hardware for diamonds. Now Bond has loaded C-4 in the suitcase of diamonds, so that when he hands them over, Moon and his adjutant Zao (Rick Yune) will be blown up. Zao is tipped off that the man in front of them is James Bond of the British Secret Service.
Now Moon is doing all this wheeling and dealing without his father General Moon's (Kenneth Tsang) knowledge.
When Bond is found out the Colonel finds out that his father is on the way. The Colonel tries to get away on a hovercraft. Bond in pursuit they and struggle to kill each other. The Colonel goes over a water fall and Zao is hurt in the bomb blast and has diamonds embedded in his face.
The General captures Bond and for the next 14 months he is in a North Korean prison. Finally, an exchange is made and Bond goes free and Zao comes back to North Korea.
When Bond meets M (Judi Dench) she takes him off 00 list as she feels he may have leaked some secrets.
Bond wants Zao and he escapes to Cuba. With the help of NSA Agent Jinx Johnson (Halle Berry) he finds where Zao is staying. When Bond is looking around Zao's room he spots some diamonds with Gustav Graves (Toby Stevens) mark on them. Graves is a British Billionaire and Bond is curious as to why he would be mixed up in all this.
Bond is back in London and finds that Graves loves to fence. As the two exchange pleasantries while they are fencing, Bond is invited to a party Graves is holding in Iceland to show off a scientific demonstration. Bond reports back to M about what he has found out and M reinstates him as 007.
Graves shows off the Icarus, a device that is supposed to allow continuous light on crops for the benefit of mankind. That's not really what he wants to use it for.
Director Lee Tamahori does an excellent job with this Bond Adventure and you actually are curious as to what happens next. So take the time and sit back and watch Bond, James Bond at his best.
Brosnan has gone on to other movies. He has also dabbled in directing and producing. He is an environmentalist and works for many charities. In 2004, Pierce Brosnan became an American Citizen. Well, he has made his mark in the cinema ruled world and he has done it as Bond, James Bond.