When EDGAR met Pierce Brosnan

The former James Bond talks style advice, favourite films and travel tips, and lets us in on the things he’s most passionate about.

April 5, 2015

It's 10 years since Pierce Brosnan relinquished the role of James Bond, but still the now 61-year-old actor has the effortless style and swagger that made him a natural choice for the part.

Now starring alongside American model Milla Jovovich in upcoming thriller Survivor (trailer above), where he plays a typically dapper yet deadly assassin, the Irishman is still a bankable star for any action flick. We caught up with the former James Bond to discuss style, travelling and being the face of Hackett.

Working with Hackett
I was walking down London’s Sloane Street one day and there was this wonderful store called Hackett, which I had remembered from years past. However here it was now with a whole new makeover. It became my favourite store, so when they called me to ask if I would be part of their campaign it was a very organic acceptance. Great clothes, cut well and with great care to detail. Pierce Brosnan Low bridge
The best style advice I ever learnt was to keep it simple. Head up, shoulders back and smile – and always make sure your fly is done up before going out the door.

Wardrobe essentials
Shooting in different destinations requires you to alter your style accordingly. In Hawaii I wear shorts and flip-flops and an old short-sleeved, well-worn shirt. For London it is dark jeans, white shirts and a well-cut Hackett jacket. While in Los Angeles I opt for blue jeans, sneakers and a great shirt from Armani. That said, I also absolutely adore my brown Bottega Veneta slip-on shoes and their belts.

Never travel without
I always make sure I have several pairs of sunglasses. I also pack drawing pads, good pencils, my iPhone and Bose headphones – all packed into a great carry bag, of which I have many. Pierce Brosnan Favourite films
I like films with strong leading actors. I love the performance of Marlon Brando inThe Godfather and the power of every performance in that film. I also like Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood and Daniel Day Lewis’ There Will Be Blood. Everything he does is great.

My family are my greatest joy and passion. But aside from that I love to paint. To be home on the island of Kauai, golfing and swimming, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding round the bay at sunset with the dolphins. Sitting on our beach under my beach shack - made by me and my boys - watching the sun go down with my wife Keely, and as the stars come out we light a bonfire on the beach and with a good bottle of wine to toast the day.