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Pierce Brosnan - A Career Retrospective

No Escape

Preview by Jack Foley

NO ESCAPE is the intense, action-packed thriller, where an American business man (Owen Wilson) and his family suddenly find themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, frantically looking for a safe escape.

Pierce Brosnan plays Hammond, a British expatriate who comes to the rescue when the Dwyer family face a violent uprising is Southeast Asia.

To mark the release of John Erick Dowdle’s No Escape, we explore Brosnan’s incredibly varied acting career and his iconic filmography.

Mrs Doubtfire

It was the ‘93 hit family comedy, Mrs Doubtfire, where everyone fell in love with the dashing Mr Brosnan. Starring alongside acting legend Robin Williams as Daniel / Mrs Doubtfire, Brosnan played Stu, the new boyfriend of Daniel’s ex wife.

When he strutted by the pool topless, every woman’s heart melted – it’s no wonder Daniel found him threatening. He may not have won the girl in the end, but Brosnan sure did win over the hearts of the public.


Pierce Brosnan’s first Bond film in 1995 propelled him to international fame. GoldenEye was a huge hit and Brosnan showed the world he deserved the star role.

Not only was he suave, he also knew how to handle his weapons and of course the ladies, everything a new James Bond needs! Brosnan then went on to star in a further three Bond films; Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002), continuing his golden touch in every single one.

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

In 1999’s The Thomas Crown Affair, the ever slick Brosnan utilised his undeniable Bond charm to play Thomas; a very rich and successful playboy who amuses himself by stealing artwork. He seems to meet his match in Catherine (Rene Russo) and he ends up falling for her.

This entertaining and sexy story made it impossible for ladies worldwide not to continue their love affair with Brosnan.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia: The Movie

Mamma Mia! was a pinnacle moment in Brosnan’s career when it hit the big screens in 2008. Watching him singing in a buttoned-down shirt on a beach is not what people expected, but he made it work. Brosnan played Sam, one of three of Donna’s (Meryl Streep) ex partners. When all three of them come back to the island, it’s eventually Sam who wins her over. The singing paid off!

The Love Punch

In 2013, Brosnan starred alongside Emma Thompson in The Love Punch, following the story of a divorced couple who scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.

Another great romantic comedy role for Brosnan, where they both eventually end up stealing a ring to get their money back which is pretty nifty.

No Escape

No Escape

In the 2015 blockbuster No Escape we see Pierce doing what he does best; action! His character Hammond is a British expatriate with a cheeky sense of humour, who befriends the Dwyer family on the plane to Southeast Asia.

However, when a sudden uprising starts, Hammond selflessly saves the lives of his new friend Dwyer and his young family.

No Escape is available to download on Digital HD now and on Blu-ray™ and DVD from January 11, 2016, courtesy of Entertainment One.