Saturday 1 October 2016

Eyes don't have it as Brosnan lacks Adams's 1,000-yard stare

Published 15/01/2016 | 07:00

Pierce Brosnan bears a striking resemblance to Gerry Adams on the set of his new film in London. Photo: Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock
Pierce Brosnan bears a striking resemblance to Gerry Adams on the set of his new film in London. Photo: Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock
Gerry Adams. Photo: Frank McGrath

One of them depicted a secret agent with a Licence to Kill, while the other denies having had anything to do with the IRA's campaign of murder and mayhem over 30 years.

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Social media was ablaze when former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan was pictured on the set of his latest film bearing a striking resemblance to Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams.

Brosnan is playing the part of Liam Hennessey in the as yet untitled film. Hennessey is an ex-IRA member turned government official.

Adams couldn't contain his delight at being compared to 007, tweeting: "I never knew Pierce Brosnan was so good looking." He also uploaded a video of himself telling the camera: "The name's Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan."

Brosnan's portrayal of the 'fictional' IRA terrorist turned political figure falls short in one particular way: the 1,000-yard stare of a character with an infamous past.

Irish Independent

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