Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan was out and about in Downings on Saturday, meeting locals and looking dapper in Donegal tweed.

The Irish actor, best known for playing the iconic role of James Bond, took in the sights of the seaside village during a day off from filming the new Irish romantic drama Four Letters of Love.

Mr Brosnan stopped by the McNutt of Donegal store, where he received a warm welcome from Anne McLaughlin Gallagher and was fitted with a Donegal Tweed cap.

“We weren’t expecting Pierce Brosnan to visit us at the mill today but what a treat it was,” they said.

The Navan man made a number of purchases, earning praise for his great taste in Donegal-made products.

After his shopping trip, Pierce called to Fiffi’s Coffee van for a brew and some selfies with business owner Philip.

Philip told Donegal Daily: “We had a great chat about coffee and about Donegal. He told me he loves filming in Donegal and enjoys the natural beauty and sceneries. He is such a gentleman and easy to talk to.

“Never expected to see him popping over for coffee yesterday morning but it was a pleasure to have had met him.”

Later in the evening, Pierce stopped by the Goose and Gander Pizzeria. Locals were delighted to have a chance encounter with the actor, who stood in for some photos and a few chats.

Local man Paddy Browne said Pierce was an “absolute gentleman”.


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Donegal is buzzing with movie action again this week as filming for Four Letters of Love continues. Glenveagh National Park was a hive of activity on Friday as the cast and crew shot scenes at the picturesque location. Mr Brosnan was spotted in full costume, sporting long hair, as he posed for photos with delighted fans who chanced upon the film set.

Naiades Williams and her niece Sofia Azevedo meet Pierce Brosnan at Glenveagh Castle on Friday

Four Letters of Love, based on the best-selling novel by Niall Williams, also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Gabriel Byrne along with Normal People star Fionn O’Shea, who will play a character named Nicholas, and Ann Skelly (The Nevers). The film shoot began on the north coast of Co Antrim, before moving to Donegal last week.