Pierce Brosnan cuts a handsome figure in grey suit as he reveals plans to exhibit his own paintings

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He once sold his portrait of Bob Dylan for a whopping $1.2million.

And Pierce Brosnan revealed he will be exhibiting his artwork on May 13 2023, in Santa Monica. 

The James Bond star, 69, made the announcement as he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.

Artist: Pierce Brosnan revealed he will be exhibiting his artwork on May 13 2023, in Santa Monica

Artist: Pierce Brosnan revealed he will be exhibiting his artwork on May 13 2023, in Santa Monica

He looked as dashing as ever in a steel grey suit, over a white shirt and complete with a navy blue pocket square.

He explained: ‘I’ve postponed this so many because of work and so, finally, I’ve said, “Whatever movie I’m doing, I’m going to do the show.”‘

Host Jimmy asked the actor if he was nervous, to which he replied: ‘Well, not now, but I will be then.’

Interview: The James Bond star, 69, made the announcement as he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday

Interview: The James Bond star, 69, made the announcement as he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday

Handsome: He looked as dashing as ever in a steel grey suit, over a white shirt and complete with a navy blue pocket square

Handsome: He looked as dashing as ever in a steel grey suit, over a white shirt and complete with a navy blue pocket square

Pierce said he’d been painting since 1987 and confessed that he was self-taught.

Talking about the inspiration for his painting ‘Ear Plugs’, he explained: ‘It’s really nice. I’m a big Lichtenstein fan, Roy Lichtenstein, a great artist. I’m a big fan of his work. And I painted it when I was doing Goldeneye down at Leavesden Studios.

‘They give you these little packets [of earplugs] every time there’s explosions. And so, I thought I’d just paint it. So, over six months I painted that.’

Determined: He explained:'I've postponed this so many because of work and so, finally, I've said, "Whatever movie I'm doing, I'm going to do the show"'

Determined: He explained: ‘I’ve postponed this so many because of work and so, finally, I’ve said, “Whatever movie I’m doing, I’m going to do the show”‘

For a second piece named ‘Picasso’, Pierce said: ‘[Picasso] influences me. I’m very appreciative of his work, he’s a great inspiration. It all begins and starts and ends with Pablo.’

Speaking about what got him into art, he revealed: ‘Well, I left school at 16, 17, with nothing but a cardboard folder of drawings and paintings. I got a job in a little studio in Putney, South London, and I thought “I’m off to be an artist.”

‘And then I discovered acting, or acting discovered me. And thank god for that!’

Artistic: Pierce previously sold a portrait of his idol Bob Dylan for $1.4million (£1.1million) and is pictured with the portrait here in 2018

Artistic: Pierce previously sold a portrait of his idol Bob Dylan for $1.4million (£1.1million) and is pictured with the portrait here in 2018

Body of art: Talking about the inspiration for his painting'Ear Plugs', he explained:'It's really nice. I'm a big Lichtenstein fan, Roy Lichtenstein, a great artist. I'm a big fan of his work. And I painted it when I was doing Goldeneye down at Leavesden Studios'

Body of art: Talking about the inspiration for his painting ‘Ear Plugs’, he explained: ‘It’s really nice. I’m a big Lichtenstein fan, Roy Lichtenstein, a great artist. I’m a big fan of his work. And I painted it when I was doing Goldeneye down at Leavesden Studios’

Elsewhere in the chat, Pierce discussed his latest role in DC superhero Black Adam as Doctor Fate.

He admitted: ‘It was the last thing on my mind to be playing a superhero like Doctor Fate.’

He then revealed he had auditioned for Tim Burton’s Batman, a role that eventually went to Michael Keaton.

Inspiration: For a second piece named'Picasso', Pierce said:'[Picasso] influences me. I'm very appreciative of his work, he's a great inspiration. It all begins and starts and ends with Pablo'

Inspiration: For a second piece named ‘Picasso’, Pierce said: ‘[Picasso] influences me. I’m very appreciative of his work, he’s a great inspiration. It all begins and starts and ends with Pablo’ 

He confessed: ‘I remember saying something stupid to Tim Burton, I said, “You know, I can’t understand any man who would wear his underpants outside his trousers.”‘

Pierce graciously added: ‘The best man got the job, and you know, Doctor Fate and I were meant to meet on the same page, I think.’

Jimmy asked Pierce about his iconic costume for the DC film, with Pierce replying: ‘Everyone wants to know what it was like putting on the costume. What was it like putting on the helmet? You can’t see a thing! It’s darkness.’

Describing his co-star Dwayne Johnson, who plays the titular character, Pierce gushed: ‘He’s a magnificent fellow. He’s kind of monolithic and beautiful and owns this role.

Superhero role: Elsewhere in the chat, Pierce discussed his latest role in DC superhero Black Adam as Doctor Fate (pictured in character)

Superhero role: Elsewhere in the chat, Pierce discussed his latest role in DC superhero Black Adam as Doctor Fate (pictured in character)

High praise: Describing his co-star Dwayne Johnson, who plays the titular character, Pierce gushed:'He's a magnificent fellow. He's kind of monolithic and beautiful and owns this role (pictured in Black Adam)

High praise: Describing his co-star Dwayne Johnson, who plays the titular character, Pierce gushed: ‘He’s a magnificent fellow. He’s kind of monolithic and beautiful and owns this role (pictured in Black Adam)

Pierce first showed his artwork with his fans last year on Instagram, writing: ‘I do ponder at times whether to show the work slowly practiced since one dark night in 1987 when I first began to paint. 

‘However as my darling wife Keely says, you’re only going to paint so many in your life time. So come year’s end I shall have my first art show in LA…if not now when? Time to let them go.’ 

Pierce spoke about his passion for art in an interview last year and shared his plans to have an exhibition in Santa Monica, California.

He revealed that his wife, Keely, 56, had a documentary aired at the Cannes Film Festival, and when organisers discovered Pierce was a painter, they asked him to auction an artwork for amFAR – a charity supporting AIDS research.

Talented: Speaking about what got him into art, he revealed:'Well, I left school at 16, 17, with nothing but a cardboard folder of drawings and paintings. I got a job in a little studio in Putney, South London, and I thought "I'm off to be an artist"

Talented: Speaking about what got him into art, he revealed: ‘Well, I left school at 16, 17, with nothing but a cardboard folder of drawings and paintings. I got a job in a little studio in Putney, South London, and I thought “I’m off to be an artist”

Beginnings: Pierce first showed his artwork with his fans last year on Instagram, writing:'I do ponder at times whether to show the work slowly practiced since one dark night in 1987 when I first began to paint'

Beginnings: Pierce first showed his artwork with his fans last year on Instagram, writing: ‘I do ponder at times whether to show the work slowly practiced since one dark night in 1987 when I first began to paint’

Soothing art: Pierce took up painting in 1987 when his late wife, Cassandra Harris, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Soothing art: Pierce took up painting in 1987 when his late wife, Cassandra Harris, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer

In an interview with Parade magazine, Pierce said: ‘I’d done a painting of Bob Dylan, who is a great hero of mine.

‘It sold for $1.4million (£1.1million) and Keely and I just danced into the night. If it could be like that all the time, I definitely would give up the acting game.’

Pierce took up painting in 1987 when his late wife, Cassandra Harris, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Their daughter Charlotte died of the same disease in 2013 at the age of 41.      

Planning ahead: Pierce previously told his Instagram followers: 'So come year's end I shall have my first art show in LA...if not now when? Time to let them go'

Planning ahead: Pierce told his Instagram followers on Sunday: ‘So come year’s end I shall have my first art show in LA…if not now when? Time to let them go’

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