Pierce Bronson is an actor, artist, producer, and environmentalist. He has appeared in dozens of films, on television, and as part of video games. After appearing on stage, he became known for his role on television’s Remington Steele. Film roles, such as his supporting role in Mrs. Doubtfire, led to four lead roles in the James Bond series.
Pierce Brendan Bronson was born in 1953 in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. His father left when he was an infant. Pierce lived with his grandparents and/or mother at different times growing up. He lived in both Ireland and London, England at times. Pierce left school at 16 and decided to train in commercial illustration at Saint Martin’s School of Art. He later trained as an actor at the Drama Centre London.
Pierce has been married twice. His first wife died of ovarian cancer, however they had a son and lived with the two children she had before their relationship. He met his second wife a few years after his first wife died. This relationship resulted in marriage in 2001. They had two sons together.
Pierce has received awards and accolades for his work, including in 2003 being made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He has, also, been an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland since 2001. He had previously worked with Greenpeace, the National Resource Defense Council, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. He has worked for other causes and is listed as a Board of Advisor’s member of the Sea Shepard Conservation Society. He serves on the boards of other groups, including the National Resources Defense Council and California Coastal Protection Network. He, also, raises money through sales of his paintings for various charitable causes.
Pierce has worked for environmental films and documentaries as well. Be green! Be inspired! Have a bright day!