Pierce Brosnan will be the new James Bond, producers for the Bond films said Wednesday.
Brosnan, an Irish actor, is best known as the suave star of TV's "Remington Steele." Brosnan, 43, appeared recently in the hit movie "Mrs. Doubtfire."In 1986, Brosnan was prominently mentioned as the next Agent 007 but missed out when NBC revived the previously canceled "Remington Steele."
In a 1987 interview, producer Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli said Brosnan had been his choice to be the fourth James Bond but wasn't available "because of the shenanigans of a certain network which wanted to hold onto him."
At that time, Timothy Dalton got the Bond role, following in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore.