PIERCE BROSNAN (Desmond Doyle, Producer) is perhaps best known for
reinvigorating the popularity of the James Bond franchise, putting his stamp on
007 in the superhits Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is
Not Enough. Brosnan's three Bond films have brought in significantly more
than a billion dollars at the box-office. But Brosnan also commands respect as
one of film's most varied, adventurous, and skilled dramatic actors. He
recently expanded the range of his filmwork by launching his own production
company, Irish DreamTime, with his production partner Beau St. Clair. Their
first feature was the acclaimed The Nephew. Brosnan also produced and
starred in the company's first studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair,
which became a huge critical and box office hit.
Brosnan was most recently seen in John Boorman's film of the John LeCarre
novel The Tailor of Panama. During his career, the London stage-trained
actor has also starred in such films as Beresford's Mr. Johnson and Sir
Richard Attenborough's Grey Owl, and has shown his comedic skill in
such films as The Mirror Has Two Faces, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mars Attacks and Love
Affair. Other film credits include The Fourth Protocol, Lawnmower
Man, Nomads, and Dante's Peak. He recently earned the Empire
Award (a major British acknowledgment) as Best Actor of 1999. He was also named
"The Sexiest Man Alive" in People's 2001 poll.
Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland, where he lived until the age of 11
when his family moved to London. It was there he grew into his craft, studying
acting at the Drama Center for three years after some preliminary workshops in
experimental theatre. He was introduced to the workshops by a fellow employee at
a studio where he worked as an illustrator. 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 Tennessee Williams selected Pierce to create the role of
McCabe in the British premiere of Red Devil Battery Sign. Brosnan also
starred in other London stage productions, such as Zeffirelli's Filumena
and Wait Until Dark at the York.
Now well trained in both classical drama and character comedies, being
selected as the lead in the American miniseries The Manions of America
brought Brosnan his first U.S. critical acclaim. Nancy Astor, a
thirteen-part television series for the BBC, earned him a Golden Globe
nomination. Brosnan was then catapulted to international stardom in the title
role of the Remington Steele series. Other television work includes such
top-rated miniseries as Around the World in Eighty Days and Noble
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