Chee­rio Pierce, old chap

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FRONT PAGE - PAT FITZPA­TRICK

PIERCE Bros­nan is a Bri­tish icon. That’s ac­cord­ing to US TV host Stephen Col­bert, when in­ter­view­ing our Pierce the other night. This is the sort of thing that nor­mally drives key­board war­riors bonkers on Twit­ter. Not this time. It’s time to face facts. He isn’t one of us any more. It’s like we lost him in a pris­oner swap, where the Brits handed over Daniel Day-lewis and we gave them Bros­nan along with an op­tion on Gra­ham Nor­ton.

Bros­nan cor­rected Col­bert’s Bri­tish icon as­sump­tions in THAT ac­cent, the one that pretty much says: “I can see why you might think that, Stephen, old boy.” Pierce ex­plained to Col­bert he adopted the ac­cent when he moved to south London in 1964, to make sure he fit­ted in. Be­cause noth­ing says ‘sowf ’ London more than a man who sounds like the Vis­count of Bris­tol.

It’s sad to ad­mit it, be­cause Bros­nan is one of the good guys. But it’s clear that not only can you take the man out of Na­van, you can also take Na­van out of the man.

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