Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE Hon is an Irish actor and film producer 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 , which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural.
Brosnan was born in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, the only child of Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter, and May . He lived in Navan, County Meath foryears and considers it his home town. Brosnans father abandoned the family when Pierce was an infant. When he was four years old, his mother moved to London to work as a nurse. From that point on, he was largely brought up by his grandparents, Philip and Kathleen Smith. After their deaths, he lived with an aunt and then an uncle, but was subsequently sent to live in a boarding house run by a woman named Eileen. He was educated at Elliott School, now known as Ark Putney Academy, a coeducational secondary school with academy status in South West London.