Gerry Adams sees funny side as Pierce Brosnan goes into character

Pierce Brosnan, one of the country’s best-loved actors, might just be channeling a certain Dáil deputy, if these pictures are anything to go by.

The Meath man has been spotted in London in character as fictional former IRA member turned government official, Liam Hennessy. He also happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams.

The film, originally called The Foreigner and based on the novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather, is a thriller in which Brosnan co-stars with Jackie Chan.

It also sees 62-year-old Brosnan reunited with the director of Goldeneye, Martin Campbell — a reminder of the days when the UK’s most famous secret service agent, James Bond, was played by an Irishman.

Gerry Adams had his own response to the photographs, which prompted many people online to draw the obvious comparison between his appearance and that of Brosnan.

Mr Adams tweeted: “I never knew Pierce Brosnan was so good looking.”

The photographs of Brosnan came just days after he paid an emotional tribute to his long-time friend and producing partner, Beau Marie St Claire, who died last Saturday following a long battle with ovarian cancer.

He used his Twitter account to write: “Farewell my Darling Beau Marie... We made memories in the movies we made, and a deep friendship.”

He was also quoted as saying Ms St Claire was “the sister I never had” who had “fought this insidious disease valiantly for 10 long years”.


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