Friday 24 November 2017

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

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.

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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