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Saturday 10 December 2016

Now that's how you Bond with fans as Pierce meets the locals

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He's one of the world's most famous actors but former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has showed he's a man of the people.

The actor took time out from filming his latest movie project to chat with fans in Dublin city centre yesterday.

The Navan native, who has lived in the US for many years, has returned to Irish shores to film Hollywood blockbuster I.T. on the streets of the capital.

The heartthrob, who was sporting a nasty gash on his forehead for the scene, was all smiles as he posed for pictures on Cumberland Street.

The street, which is just off Fenian Street on the south side of the city, has been transformed to look like a road in Washington DC for the flick.

In the film, Brosnan plays the role of a businessman who goes head-to-head with a young IT consultant who uses his technology skills to threaten him and his family.

I.T. is directed by Dundalk man John Moore, who is best known for directing the most recent instalment in the Die Hard series, A Good Day To Die Hard.

British actress Anna Friel will play the Meath man's wife in the revenge thriller, while former Disney Channel starlet Stefanie Scott will play his daughter.

Pierce has been enjoying his time back in his home country and has been spotted numerous times around the city in recent weeks.

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The actor enjoyed a day out admiring the Dublin coastline in Sandycove a fortnight ago and posted a picture of himself at the James Joyce Tower and Museum on his Instagram account.

The silver fox also popped into city centre pub Dakota for a pint and happily posed for photos with fans and staff.

While he splits his time now between his homes in Hawaii and Malibu, Pierce still has a soft spot for Ireland and previously opened up about his "simple" upbringing.

"I grew up on the banks of the Boyne in Co Meath in southern Ireland a long time ago and I lived a very kind of simple country life," he said on Conan O'Brien's US chat show last year.

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