History YMMV / PierceBrosnan

16th Jul '16 9:48:17 AM SinDustries
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Brosnan first got offered the Bond role in 1986 with ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. He did a screen test and a lot of promotional materials for the film, as well as a gunbarrel sequence but ultimately he had to give up the role when NBC, looking to capitalise on his new-found success, renewed ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' for a fifth season. Rather than let NBC ride on EON's coattails, they simply refused to let Brosnan be Bond. Fortunately it worked out for the best, as Creator/TimothyDalton won the part (EON had been trying to get him since 1968) and Brosnan eventually got the part for ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Brosnan first got offered the Bond role in 1986 with ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. He did a screen test and a lot of promotional materials for the film, as well as a gunbarrel sequence but ultimately he had to give up the role when NBC, looking to capitalise on his new-found success, renewed ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' for a fifth season. Rather than let NBC ride on EON's coattails, they simply refused to let Brosnan be Bond. Fortunately Fortunately, it worked out for the best, as Creator/TimothyDalton won the part (EON had been trying to get him since 1968) and Brosnan eventually got the part for ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''.
16th Jul '16 9:47:24 AM SinDustries
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* FakeBrit: To the point of Typecasting, even before he played Film/JamesBond.
* IAmNotSpock: Even before he was cast as James Bond, he was highly identified with the character of Remington Steele.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Brosnan first got offered the Bond role in 1986 with ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. He did a screen test and a lot of promotional materials for the film, as well as a gunbarrel sequence but ultimately he had to give up the role when NBC, looking to capitalise on his new-found success, renewed ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' for a fifth season. Rather than let NBC ride on EON's coattails, they simply refused to let Brosnan be Bond. Fortunately it worked out for the best, as Creator/TimothyDalton won the part (EON had been trying to get him since 1968) and Brosnan eventually got the part for ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''.
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