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Pierce Brosnan’s Kids: Meet The Actor’s Five Grown Children

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To moviegoers, Pierce Brosnan is known for his roles in ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’, but to his five children, Pierce is known as ‘Dad.’ Here’s the scoop on this actor’s family.

Pierce Brosnan has taken on many roles in his life. He was 007 during the mid-1990s, playing secret agent James Bond in a series of films. He’s shown his comedic side with parts in films like The World’s End, Mars Attacks, and, most recently, Cinderella. He’s also given his singing voice a chance in the Mamma Mia! franchise. But, perhaps the greatest role that this Irish-American actor has signed on to play is that of a father. Pierce is the proud papa of five children he shares with his late wife, Cassandra Harris, and his current spouse, Keely Shaye Smith.

“I cherish family very much,” Pierce told Gentleman’s Journal in 2021. “I cherish being a father. I did not grow up with a father figure or with a solid family. There was deep fracture, a certain isolation and an aloneness which wielded the wonderful power of my imagination. I had to get by on my own sensing and intuition. So I value and love the family. Keely is the most amazing mother and woman — I’ve watched her grow up over 27 years, watched our life together just blossom and grow. And there are still many more dreams to be had.” As Pierce and Keely continue this journey together, here’s what you need to know about the Remington Steele actor’s kids.

Pierce Brosnan with Christopher (far left) and Charlotte (left) at the 2005 premiere of ‘The Matador’ (Richard Young/Shutterstock)

Christopher Brosnan

Christopher Harris was born on Nov. 11, 1972. He is the oldest child of For Your Eyes Only actress Cassandra Harris (born Sandra Colleen Waites) and producer Dermot Harris, brother of actor Richard Harris. Cassandra and Dermot ultimately divorced in 1978. After Dermot passed away in 1986 due to a heart attack, per the Chicago Tribune, Pierce – who married Cassandra in 1980 – adopted Chris and his sister, Charlotte.

Christopher has worked as an assistant director on many films, including a few of his father’s movies, like GoldeEye, Die Another Day, and The World Is Not Enough. Sadly, following his mother’s death from ovarian cancer in 1991, Christopher’s life spiraled out of control due to substance abuse. “Christopher is still very lost. Shockingly so,” Pierce said in a 2005 interview with Playboy (h/t News.com.au), “I know where he is, but he’s having a hard life. I can only have strong faith and believe he will recover. He has tested everybody in this family, but none more so than himself. He knows how to get out. He doesn’t want to.”

Pierce ultimately had to cut off his son after years of addiction. However, in a 2019 interview with Esquire, Pierce said that he and Christopher have reconnected and have established “a loving communication.”

Pierce with his sons Dylan and Paris (Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Charlotte Brosnan

Charlotte Brosnan was born Charlotte Harris on Nov. 27, 1972. She is also the child of Cassandra and Dermot Harris. Charlotte was an actress who had a role on an episode of NYPD Blue and appeared in The Nephew and The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson. Sadly, she passed away in 2013 at age 41.

“On June 28 at 2 p.m., my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer,” Pierce said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl. We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”

At the time of her death, Charlotte was married to Alex Smith and the mother of two.

Sean Brosnan

Sean Brosnan was born on Sept. 13, 1983, the youngest child of Pierce Brosnan and Cassandra Harris. Sean followed his father into the acting business, landing his roles in the Generation Kill mini-series, and in movies like Alien Uprising, Acts of Violence, and the upcoming Illusion. Sean also battled his own addictions that reportedly developed after he suffered injuries in a 2000 car accident, per Esquire. However, Pierce told the publication that Sean is “thriving,” studying for a psychology degree and starting a family.

“Sean has the most beautiful daughter that I am grandpa to,” said Pierce. “I try to have some lyrical name, Poppy, Hemingway-esque, but I am grandpa. Grandpa. Grandpa. There comes a time to be a grandpa. I am that.”

Pierce Brosnan and his family (Shutterstock)

Dylan Brosnan

Dylan Brosnan was born on Jan. 13, 1997. He is the oldest son of Pierce Brosnan and his second wife, journalist and filmmaker Keely Shaye Smith. Shaye and Brosnan met in 1994 and tied the knot in 2001.

Dylan graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2020. He is also a singer, part of the group Raspberry Blonde, and a model. He’s also done a little dabbling in acting. Dylan has had roles in Out of Reach (2015), Poisoning Paradise (2018), and The Young Motivators Club (2018).

During a 2021 Instagram Live session, Pierce talked about Dylan about how his son would visit him on set. “Do you remember coming down to the James Bond set [for] Die Another Day? You loved cars when you were like four years, five years of age,” said Pierce, per PEOPLE. Dylan responded that he was “really young, but I loved the cars,” which led Pierce to share a funny story.

“I do remember that morning because you loved cars, and it was Die Another Day, and it was this massive action sequence,” he said. After running through all the “explosions” and chaos of the scene, Pierce turned to his son. “And I got to the end of it, and I said, ‘How was it?’ And you said, ‘Are the cars okay, Daddy? Were the cars all right? Can we go see the cars?’” Pierce continued, laughing. “And it was my best performance, one of my greatest James Bond heroic moments. I said, ‘Yes, son, let’s go see the cars.’”

Paris Brosnan

Paris Brosnan was born on Feb. 27, 2001. Pierce’s youngest son has already made a splash in the fashion world. He began modeling in 2017, and he’s already walked in shows for Dolce & Gabanna and Balmain. It’s exciting!” Paris told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY at the 2019 Clarins and The Malibu Foundation’s RePlant Love event. “I am thankful for this creative outlet and the opportunity to be surrounded by inspirational designers and artists.”

“My family inspires me,” Paris added. “Both of my parents work in the entertainment industry, and both are also are passionate environmentalists. I once heard my mom say: ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in’… But honestly, the most important thing we can do to help combat climate change is to pick a cause that we believe in that is authentic to our individual lives and values.”

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Toy Story 5: What We Know About The Next Pixar Sequel

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The beloved ‘Toy Story’ franchise may continue with a fifth movie, and we have all the updates and information about Pixar’s potential film right here.

Is there anyone that doesn’t love the Toy Story franchise? The Pixar animated films have truly been beloved ever since Toy Story 1 came out back in 1995. The franchise follows a diverse group of alive toys — including Tim Allen‘s Buzz Lightyear and Tom Hanks‘ Sheriff Woody — that are owned by Andy Davis (John Morris) and embark on some wild adventures. The franchise, which was created by John Lasseter, Pete Doctor, Andrew Stanton, and Joe Ranft, has spawned three sequel films, Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019). All four films have been critically acclaimed and huge box office hits. Plus, the movies been nominated for 12 Oscars total, winning 4.

Toy Story (Photo: Everett Collection)

Most of Toy Story‘s success is due to its iconic lineup of characters. Aside from Buzz and Woody, the films feature Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), Mrs. Potato Head (Estelle Harris), Slinky Dog (Jim Varney and then Blake Clark), Hamm (John Ratzenberger), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Bo Peep (Annie Potts), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and more. Other notable toy characters include Forky (Tony Hale), Wheezy (Joe Ranft), Ken (Michael Keaton), Barbie (Jodi Benson), and Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer).

Aside from four movies, the Toy Story franchise has also expanded to a few spinoff movies and shows, including the 2019 Disney+ series Forky Asks a Question. A spinoff movie called Lightyear, with Chris Evans voicing Buzz, will premiere on Disney+ in 2022. But what fans most want to see is Toy Story 5. So will it happen? We’ve rounded up everything to know about a possible fifth film in the Toy Story franchise.

What do we know about Toy Story 5?

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Toy Story (Photo: Everett Collection)

So far, Pixar/Disney has not actually confirmed Toy Story 5 is happening. But considering it has only been two years since Toy Story 4 came out, a fifth film is absolutely a possibility. After all, Pixar has been putting out hit movies like OnwardSoul, and Luca lately, while Turning Red and Lightyear are coming out in 2022. So when Pixar’s release schedule slows down, it’s likely they’ll turn their attention towards Toy Story 5.

Before the fourth film came out in 2019, Tom Hanks said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that it would be his last time voicing Woody. “We were saying goodbye to Woody and Buzz…and it was emotional,” he said. That obviously saddened fans — but producer Mark Nielsen hinted at a fifth movie during Pixar’s press day for Toy Story 4. He said, “Every film we make, we treat it like it’s the first and the last film we’re ever going to make, so you force yourself to make it hold up. You don’t get in over your skis. Whether there’s another one? I don’t know. If there is, it’s tomorrow’s problem.” Tim Allen then gave fans even more hope for Toy Story 5 when he confirmed in an interview in 2019 that he’d voice Buzz again for round 5. “Once you’ve gotten to four, you’re passed that trilogy [point], so I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t do it, certainly. If you ask me, I’d say do five,” he said, according to Cinemablend.

What can we expect from a potential Toy Story 5?

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Toy Story (Photo: Everett Collection)

If Toy Story 5 holds true to the franchise, it will be a joyous film. It’ll be safe to assume that Tom and Tim would be back as Woody and Buzz, respectively, if the movie gets a green light. Pixar/Disney would also likely try to get the rest of the voice actors behind the franchise’s other iconic characters. The most recent Toy Story movie was directed by Josh Cooley, whose work earned the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2020. If Josh is back, we can expect another remarkable result.

So when would Toy Story 5 come out? It’s hard to say, but definitely not 2022. Pixar has already announced it’s two projects (Turning Red and Lightyear) for that year. The film studio has also confirmed that three untitled movies will be released across 2023 and 2024, and it’s unlikely any of them are Toy Story 5. The film’s month release could really go either way, as well, considering the first two movies came out in November, while the next two dropped in June. All in all, we probably have a few years to go until we get Toy Story 5. But that doesn’t mean our anticipation will be fading! Buzz and Woody, we look forward to (hopefully) seeing you again.

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Hailey Mia: 5 Things To Know About The 13-Year-Old Powerhouse On ‘The Voice

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Hailey Mia is back for the Knockouts on ‘The Voice’ — this time on a new team! Here’s what you need to know about the singer who is just 13 years old!

Hailey Mia is one of the standout youngsters competing on The Voice season 21. She is only 13 years old and will be singing in the Knockouts. Hailey is being paired against The Cunningham Sisters for her Knockout performance.

So, who is Hailey Mia? The coaches have all had their eye on Hailey! From her journey on The Voice so far to her past surgery, here’s what you need to know about Hailey.

Hailey Mia during her blind audition. (NBC)

1. Hailey is now a part of Team Kelly.

Hailey’s blind audition featured a stellar performance of Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First.” Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande both turned their chairs for Hailey, and the singer ended up choosing Ariana as her coach. During the Battles, Hailey ended up being stolen by Kelly!

2. She had surgery on her eye.

When Hailey was 8 years old, Hailey had surgery to correct the “deteriorating vision in her right eye,” according to her NBC bio. Since the surgery, Hailey has regained over 30 percent of her vision. She went on to teach herself how to read music and play the piano.

3. Hailey is the youngest contestant on the show!

At just 13, Hailey is the youngest contestant ever on The Voice. Levi Watkins and The Voice season 14 winner Brynn Cartelli were 14 years old when they auditioned. After her blind audition, Hailey admitted that she has always wanted to audition for the show. “I’ve been waiting ’til I turned 13 to be on this show, and I’m so honored to be here,” she said.

4. She is from New Jersey.

Hailey is from Clifton, New Jersey. Back in 2020, she posted a video of herself performing “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi outside the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Hailey Mia singing on ‘The Voice.’ (NBC)

5. Hailey is on Instagram.

Hailey first posted on Instagram in 2019. She shared a video of herself performing Kelly’s song “Piece by Piece!” Since then, Hailey has amassed over 20,000 Instagram followers.



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Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter’s Rarely Seen Kids Billy Ray, 18, & Nell, 13, Attend Film Screening

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The ‘Corpse Bride’ director’s children joined him on the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival, for a tribute to Tim Burton.

Tim Burton was a proud dad, as he posed on the red carpet with his son Billy Ray, 18, and daughter Nell, 13, at the Rome Film Fest on Saturday October 23. The 63-year-old director and his little ones were attending a “Close Encounters” salute to his films at the Italian movie festival. The director seemed very happy as he stood with both of his kids (plus their dog!) around his arms.

Tim on the red carpet with Nell and Billy Ray. (Marco Provvisionato/IPA/Shutterstock)

Fitting to the director’s dark style of filmmaking, Tim and the kids were all dressed in black. The Dumbo director rocked a suit with a black and blue patterned shirt underneath, along with his huge pair of glasses. Billy also wore a black suit and held up the family dog Levi for an adorable red carpet bonus. Nell gave off total Wednesday Addams vibes with her old-fashioned-styled black dress with a white collar, and a pair of elevated black, platform boots. She also held a large white purse on the red carpet.

The kids were attending a tribute to their father at the fest. (Luca Carlino/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Tim shares Billy Ray and  Nell with his ex Helena Bonham Carter, whom he was with from 2001 until 2014. Billy was named after both Tim’s father William, and Helena’s dad Raymond. Nell was named “after all the Helens in the family,” The Crown actress told The Jewish Journal in 2008, via People. Tim’s relationship with the Fight Club actress was probably his most well-known, as the two worked together on a number of projects including Sweeney Todd, Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride, and other movies. The Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children director had been married to German artist Lena Gieseke from 1987 to 1991. He also dated Lisa Marie, whom he collaborated with on his movies Ed WoodSleepy Hollow, and Mars Attack! Prior to getting together with Tim, Helena had dated English actor Kenneth Branagh for about five years, before they split up in 1999.

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