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16/05/1953 Actor Pierce Brosnan is born

Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth. After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Saint Martin's School of Art. Graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in Wait Until Dark.