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Recognized internationally as one of the most dashing and skilled dramatic actors in Hollywood today, Golden Globe nominee PIERCE BROSNAN has most recently been seen on screen in the huge international hit Mamma Mia! starring alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. He has completed filming on several new projects: The Greatest with Susan Sarandon, Chris Columbus' Perry Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief and Remember Me with Robert Pattinson.

In 2007 he starred in Ira Sachs' Married Life opposite Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper. as well as in Butterfly on a Wheel, directed by Mike Barker. Seraphim Falls the previous year saw him starring alongside Liam Neeson

In 2005, Brosnan received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Julian Noble in the critically acclaimed film The Matador.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has always had an interest in the art of filmmaking. Having achieved international stardom as an actor, Brosnan expanded the range of his film work by launching his own production company, Irish DreamTime in 1996, along with producing partner Beau St. Clair.

Apart from The Matador, Irish DreamTime has produced four other films to date: The Nephew, The Thomas Crown Affair, Evelyn and Laws of Attraction. The company's first studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair, was a critical and box-office success and one of the best-reviewed and highest-grossing romantic thrillers in years. Evelyn, directed by Bruce Beresford, opened to critical acclaim at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals and also garnered rave reviews. Laws of Attraction, a romantic comedy, which teamed Brosnan with Julianne Moore, focused on dueling divorce attorneys who fall in love.

Shooting has begun on Irish DreamTime's sixth production, Butterfly on a Wheel, in which Brosnan stars with Maria Bello and Gerard Butler. The psychological thriller, currently shooting in Vancouver, centres on a happy couple with a seemingly perfect life whose daughter is abducted. Over the course of a day, the kidnapper dismantles the family's lives with brutal efficiency.

Perhaps best known worldwide as James Bond, Brosnan reinvigorated the popularity of the Bond legacy in box-office blockbusters such as Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. Brosnan's first three Bond films earned over a billion dollars at the international box-office. His most recent Bond film, Die Another Day, was the most successful Bond film ever, garnering nearly a half-billion dollars worldwide. In addition to his four Bond films, three other Brosnan films—The Thomas Crown Affair, Dante's Peak and The Lawnmower Man have earned hundreds of millions of dollars internationally, cementing him as one of the world's most bankable stars.

Brosnan's other film credits include John Boorman's critically acclaimed film from the John LeCarre novel, The Tailor of Panama, Bruce Beresford's Mr. Johnson and Sir Richard Attenborough's Grey Owl. In addition to The Matador, Brosnan has also shown his comedic skills in such films as Mrs. Doubtfire and Mars Attacks. He also had a supporting role alongside Barbra Streisand in The Mirror Has Two Faces.

Some of his many accolades include a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2002 Chicago Film Festival, the International Star of the Year at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam, an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology, an Honorary Doctorate from the University College Cork and an Order of the British Empire bestowed by Her Majesty the Queen.

Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland and moved to London at age 11. At 20, he enrolled in drama school and while in London, performed in several West End stage productions including Franco Zeffirelli's Fulimena and Tennessee Williams' The Red Devil Battery Sign at the York Theater Royal. Before landing the role of James Bond, Brosnan had achieved worldwide recognition as private investigator Remington Steele on the popular television series of the same name.

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