Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born on May 16, 1953, in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. After an unsettled childhood, Brosnan moved to London, where he joined an experimental theater group and studied at the Drama Centre. After several stage roles in London, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was offered the lead in the detective series Remington Steele, which debuted in 1982.
Brosnan won over American television audiences with his Remington Steele performance, which brought deserved attention to his good looks and charm. Viewers tuned in to catch the show's latest mystery and watch the sparks fly between the two lead characters, played by Brosnan and his co-star, Stephanie Zimbalist.