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Pierce Brosnan sports Gerry Adams look to play ex-IRA member in new film

Published 14/01/2016

Left: Pierce Brosnan is playing an ex-IRA man and right Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.
Left: Pierce Brosnan is playing an ex-IRA man and right Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock (5540581j) Pierce Brosnan 'The Foreigner' on set filming, London, Britain - 13 Jan 2016
Gerry Adams
Pierce Brosnan's waxwork on the day Daniel Craig took over the role of James Bond
Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams
Pierce Brosnan played James Bond in four films
File photo dated 19/05/15 of the Prince of Wales (left) shaking hands with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Pierce Brosnan starred as James Bond from 1994 to 2005
Gerry Adams in Long Kesh
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan with Aston Martin Vanquish used in Die Another Day
Screen grab from the AP footage of Donald Trump meeting Gerry Adams.
Pierce Brosnan had the chance to play Batman
Sinn Fein Ard Fheis ...Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Wexford, Ireland, before he addresses the conference later this evening.
Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko at the Los Angeles premiere of The November Man
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 7th March 2015 - Sinn Fein Ard Fheis 2015 Pictured is Gerry Adams during the Orange Order Band Forum Meeting at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis at the Millennium Forum in Derry. Mandatory Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Pierce Brosnan who was 2001 Sexiest Man Alive
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams delivers his keynote speech during the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis at the Millennium Forum, Londonderry
"Tomorrow Never Dies." James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) meets Paris Carver (Teri Hatcher). 1997
Gerry Adams.
Bond girl, Sophie Marceau and Pierce Brosnan in a scene from the James Bond film, "The World Is Not Enough." (AP Photo/United Artists and Danjaq, LLC)
PACEMAKER BELFAST 04/05/2014 Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams speaks at a press conference at the Balmoral Hotel in West Belfast this evening. Adams was released this evening after 4 days of questioning by the PSNI in relation to the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pierce Brosnan has sported a look remarkably similar to Gerry Adams for a new film, in which the former Bond actor plays an ex-IRA man turned government official.

Brosnan was snapped in a smart suit and tie, with a greying white beard and glasses in a look many have said bears an uncanny resemblance to the current Louth TD and Sinn Fein president Adams.

Gerry Adams has always denied being in the IRA.

Brosnan, 62, is playing the character of Liam Hennessy for a film based on the book 'The Chinaman' by Stephen Leather.

In retaliation to the storm around the similarity between the pair Gerry Adams took to Twitter saying: "I never knew Pierce Brosnan was so good looking".

He also recorded an humorous 'interview' with An Phoblacht where he did an impersonation of the former Bond star.

Adams said: "The name's Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan."

The Internet Movie Database says the thriller has a working title of 'The Foreigner'.

"The IRA took his family. The police looked the other way. Now he must get revenge," was the reported catchline for the film.

Brosnan played British agent James Bond in four films from 1994 until 2005.

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