Sometimes life pans-out in the ways you’d least expect. The above image is Pierce Brosnan (with Cubby Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson ) in 1986 signing his contract for The Living Daylights – a film he’d never make. Remington Steele had been cancelled but a viewing spike in the show following Brosnan’s casting as James Bond saw it renewed at the last minute.
Timothy Dalton went on to star in the Bond adventure and it looked like Brosnan’s opportunity to star as the iconic spy had passed. However, fortune once again came calling in 1994 for Goldeneye.