THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
PIERCE BROSNAN (James Bond) made his much-anticipated bow in the role of the legendary James Bond in GoldenEye, which went on to become the most successful Bond film in history. He most recently starred in and produced the critical and commercial success The Thomas Crown Affair. Brosnan's other recent feature film credits include the hit adventure thriller Dante's Peak, opposite Linda Hamilton as well as in Barbra Streisand's romantic comedy The Mirror Has Two Faces, opposite Streisand, Jeff Bridges and Mimi Rogers, his second outing as James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies, Grey Owl, the true story of a pioneer environmentalist reflecting Brosnan's own dedication to environmental protection; Tim Burton's sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks!, with Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Martin Short; in the romantic comedy Love Affair, opposite Warren Beatty and Annette Bening; and opposite Robin Williams and Sally Field in the comic hit Mrs. Doubtfire.
Prior to The Thomas Crown Affair, Brosnan and partner Beau St. Clair launched their Irish Dream Time production company with a modestly budgeted production in Ireland. The Nephew, with producer Brosnan assuming a role in support of distinguished Irish actor Donal McCann.
Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland, where he lived until the age of 11 when he joined his mother in London. It was there that he grew into his craft, studying acting at the Drama Centre for three years after some preliminary workshops in experimental theatre.
After school he went straight into ajob as an acting stage manager at the York
Theatre Royal, and it was six months later that the eminent playwright Tennessee
Williams selected Brosnan to create the role of McCabe in the British premiere of "Red
Devil Battery Sign." Brosnan starred in other prestigious London stage productions, such
as Franco Zeffirelli's "Filumena" (for a year and a half) and "Wait Until Dark" at the
Brosnan's selection for the lead in the American mini-series The Man ions of America brought the actor his first U.S. critical acclaim and led to his casting as the title role in the hit series Remington Steele. Nancy Astor, a 13-part television series for the BBC, earned him a Golden Globe nomination. His subsequent theatrical film starring roles have included John McTiernan's Nomads, Nicholas Myers' The Deceivers and his
pairing with Michael Caine in the big screen adaptation of the Frederick Forsythe novel. The Fourth Protocol.
Early in this career, Brosnan married actress Cassandra Harris, a noted stage and screen performer who starred in the James Bond picture For Your Eyes Only. He lost her to ovarian cancer in 1991 and has since dedicated himself to supporting research into women's cancer, along with the single father challenges of raising their children, Christopher. Charlotte and Sean William. He has served as Ambassador for Women's Health Issues for the Entertainment Industry Foundation/Permanent Charities. In that capacity, he has addressed key members of the U.S. Congress on ovarian cancer, has headed the extraordinarily successful annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women and other events which have raised over $150,000,000 to combat ovarian and breast cancer.
Brosnan also assumed a passionate leadership role in environmental issues. His appeal on behalf of dolphin protection, produced by environmentalist Keely Shaye Smith, has had impact on theatre and TV screens, and he has participated significantly in other ECO. Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd-sponsored campaigns such as the effort to preclude France's atomic testing in the South Pacific.
Brosnan and journalist/anchor Keely Shaye Smith recently announced their
engagement. They reside in Malibu with their 2½-year-old son Dylan Thomas
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