Pierce Brosnan confronted by Animal Rebellion while eating out at seafood restaurant

The James Bond star was dining at a top London eatery when it was occupied by protest movement Animal Rebellion, who staged a sit-in at the venue.

Pierce Brosnan attending the UK premiere of Black Adam at Cineworld Leicester Square in London. Picture date: Tuesday October 18, 2022. (Photo by Suzan Moore/PA Images via Getty Images)
Pierce Brosnan was dining in a top London restaurant when it was occupied by animal rights protesters. (Getty Images)

Pierce Brosnan was confronted by vegan activists while eating out at a top seafood restaurant with his wife.

The James Bond star was dining at prestigious London eatery Scott's in Mayfair when it was occupied by protest movement Animal Rebellion - who operate in alliance with climate change protesters Extinction Rebellion - staging a sit-in at the venue.

Animal Rebellion posted a video of Brosnan, 69, on their Twitter account with the James Bond theme tune playing in the background.

One activist could be seen talking to the actor while in another part of the video someone can be heard calling "James Bond" to the actor in the background of the footage while a hand is placed in front of their camera.

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Brosnan was dining with his wife, 59-year-old journalist Keely Shae Smith.

Keely Shaye and Pierce Brosnan attend the GQ Men of the Year Party 2022 at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 17, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for GQ)
Pierce Brosnan Brosnan was dining with his wife Keely Shae Smith. (Getty Images for GQ)

He is in the UK shooting new film The Four Letters Of Love in Northern Ireland.

Police were called to the restaurant and footage shows protestors being carried out of the venue sitting in chairs.

The group said the protest was staged in solidarity with member Emma Smart, who has been found not guilty of anti-social behaviour following her arrest for approaching Sir David Attenborough while he was dining at Weymouth seafood restaurant Catch At The Old Fish Market in November 2022.

The protestors wished to highlight the affects of the fishing industry on climate change.

Activist Louisa Hillwood, a 28-year-old primary school teacher, said: "We are peacefully occupying tables in Scott's to make a definitive statement that no seafood is sustainable.

Sir David Attenborough hosting new BBC show Wild Isles.
David Attenborough was confronted by Animal Rebellion at a seafood restaurant in Weymouth. (BBC)

"Restaurants like this are symbols of horrific inequality, whether it's the cost-of-living crisis, the climate emergency and the animal emergency.

"We know that transitioning to a plant-based food system would support fishing communities into sustainable jobs whilst providing abundant affordable and nutritious food, not to mention the benefits of marine rewilding."

Emma Smart, 45, was arrested at a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant in Dorset last year after she tried to deliver a letter to environmentalist Attenborough while he was dining there.

She was acquitted of breaching a Section 35 dispersal order at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17 March.

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Footage of the incident showed her repeatedly shouting: “David Attenborough, my name is Emma Smart, I’m a scientist”, before being ‘dragged out’ by police officers and the restaurant owner.

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