Pierce Brosnan began show business as a teen runaway, working with the circus as a fire eater. He later gained more conventional acting experience working in London theatres. His theatrical breakthrough came when American playwright Tennessee Williams hand-picked Brosnan to play McCabe in the British premiere of Red Devil Battery Sign. He got another big break when he landed the TV series "Remington Steel" (1982-1987). After the cancelation of his TV show, Brosnan moved to movies and appeared in numerous films, including, of course, several James Bond flicks in which he plays the womanizing British spy 007.