In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. in later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism. Brosnan’s mother moved to London to work as a nurse after his father abandoned the family. Brosnan has expressed contempt for his education by the Christian Brothers. “I grew up being taught by the Christian Brothers, who were dreadful, dreadful human beings. Bitter. Cowards, really.