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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
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 the box-office smash 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;
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 Fields in the comic hit
"Mrs. Doubtfire." Brosnan recently launched, with partner
Beau St. Clair, Irish Dream Time Inc. with a modestly budgeted
production in Ireland, "The Nephew," with producer Brosnan
assuming a role in support of distinguished Irish actor Donal
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
After school he went straight into a job as an acting assistant
stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, and it was six months
later that the eminent 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
Manions 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 thirteen-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's The Deceivers and his pairing
with Michael Caine in the big screen adaptation of the Frederick
Forsythe novel, The Fourth Protocol.
Early in his 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 dad challenges of raising
their children, Christopher, Charlotte and Sean William. He serves
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 extraordinary successful annual Revlon Run/Walk
for Women and other events which have raised over $6,000,000 to
combat ovarian and breast cancer.
He has also assumed a passionate leadership role in environmental
issues. His appeal on behalf of dolphin protection, produced by
environmental journalist Keely Shaye Smith, has had impact on
theatre and TV screens, and he has participated importantly in
other ECO, Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd sponsored campaigns such
as the effort to preclude France's atomic testing in the South
In January of 1997, he and Keely Shaye Smith, his close
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