Actor Pierce ’007′ Brosnan takes D.C. by storm

It’s always refreshing (and surprising) when celebs treat the District as more than just a photo opp pit stop between New York and Los Angeles. So often they make a beeline from Union Station to the White House or the Hill and then hightail it back to more familiar environs, depriving so many Washingtonians of necessary spice in their social media feeds. Not so Pierce Brosnan, who was in town this Fourth of July and made a weekend of it.

Our first Brosnan sighting happened last Thursday, when the former “Bond, James Bond” was seen dining solo at Nopa Kitchen + Bar in Penn Quarter  (no word if he had a martini that was “shaken, not stirred”). According to our source, he was on his way to visit the National Portrait Gallery across the street.


For the fireworks on Friday, Brosnan headed to Georgetown. In a “latergram” Brosnan posted a picture of himself, his 17-year-old son, Dylan, and “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, “Three tall guys, however [I'm] the shortest! What’s going on?” The crew was “shooting the breeze” at the waterfront’s newest “it spot” Fiola Mare. Although the Instagram is dated July 5, Brosnan mentions the “4th of July” and was spotted by other patrons.

In a post on New York Social Diary, Washingtonian Carol Joynt wrote that Brosnan and son watched the light show from the restaurant’s terrace, “then returned to their table to finish dinner. A few locals chatted them up, but mostly the movie star was able to enjoy some privacy.”

The Georgetown love continued Saturday morning when Brosnan posted a semi-selfie having his morning coffee on the C&O Canal at Baked and Wired bakery. That afternoon the 61-year-old actor and Dylan were spotted at the National Gallery of Art. Our source says the elder Brosnan “looked buff in a form fitting gray T-shirt and dark gray shorts,” perhaps adding to the rumors that he’ll star in “Expendables 4.”

Helena Andrews is the co-author of The Reliable Source. Follow her on Twitter @helena_andrews, and send your hot tips, sightings, and gossip to reliablesource@washpost.com.
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