Pierce Brosnan, known for his role as James Bond, has found himself in trouble once again, this time in real life. The actor has been charged with stepping out of bounds in a thermal area during a recent visit to Yellowstone National Park. According to two federal citations issued on Tuesday, Brosnan walked in an off-limits area at Mammoth Terraces, located in the northern part of Yellowstone near the Wyoming-Montana line, on November 1.
The 70-year-old actor is scheduled for a mandatory court appearance on January 23 in the courtroom of the world's oldest national park. Brosnan's visit to the park was personal and not for film work, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Wyoming. Yellowstone officials have declined to comment on the matter.
Mammoth Terraces is a scenic spot in the park, featuring mineral-encrusted hot springs bubbling from a hillside. It is one of the park's many thermal features, which include geysers and mud pots with water at or near the boiling point. Going out-of-bounds in these areas can be dangerous, as visitors who ignore warnings not to stray off the trail can suffer severe burns.
Trespassing in Yellowstone National Park can lead to serious consequences, including jail time, hefty fines, and bans from the park. It is not yet known what penalties Brosnan may face if found guilty of the charges.
Aside from his iconic portrayal of James Bond in four films, Brosnan is also known for his role in the 1980s TV series "Remington Steele" and for starring roles in films such as "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Thomas Crown Affair."