PIERCE BROSNAN - Hammond
Pierce Brosnan is a legendary Irish-American actor, film producer, artist,
philanthropist and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee known for his rich and
extensive career in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes as a producer.
Most recently Brosnan starred in the espionage thriller The November Man for
director Roger Donaldson which opened in August and premiered at the Deauville
Film Festival. Based on a series of books by Bill Granger, development and
pre-production will begin soon on The November Man 2.
Brosnan has been productive recently. He stars in four soon-to-be-released
films: No Escape with Owen Wilson due for release September 2, 2015; The Moon
and The Sun alongside William Hurt due for release in 2015; Survivor with Milla
Jovovich for director James McTeigue; How To Make Love Like An Englishman with
Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba and Malcolm McDowell for director Tom Vaughan and Urge
for director Aaron Kaufman.
In 2014 Brosnan starred in A Long Way Down with Aaron Paul, Toni Collette and
Imogen Poots, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and opened
in June and Love Punch with Emma Thompson, which premiered at the Toronto Film
Festival and opened in May.
Prior to that audiences saw Brosnan star in Love Is All You Need for Academy
Award winning Danish director Susanne Bier. The film, which premiered to
critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film
Festival, opened in theatres in 2013. In the same year Brosnan also appeared in
a cameo in The World's End with Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman.
Brosnan's film credits include I Don't Know How She Does It alongside Sarah
Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear; Salvation Boulevard (2011) with Greg Kinnear,
Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning
Thief (2010) based upon the best-selling novel by Richard Riordan; Roman
Polanski's critically acclaimed film The Ghost Writer (2010) with Ewan McGregor
which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and for which Brosnan received the
award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film from the Irish Film
and Television Awards; Remember Me (2010) with Robert Pattinson and The Greatest
(2010) with Susan Sarandon and Carey Mulligan which premiered to rave reviews at
the Sundance Film Festival, the blockbuster film adaptation of the Broadway
musical Mamma Mia! (2008) opposite Meryl Streep, Married Life (2007) in which he
starred with Rachel McAdams, Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper for director Ira
Sachs, the Civil War drama Seraphim Falls (2007) in which he starred opposite
Liam Neeson, The Matador (2005) for which he received a Golden Globe Award
nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture and a nomination
for Best Actor in a Lead Role from the Irish Film & Television Academy, John
Boorman's critically acclaimed film from the novel by John LeCarre, The Tailor
of Panama (2001), Sir Richard Attenborough's Grey Owl (1999), Dante's Peak
(1997), Mars Attacks (1996), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) alongside Barbra
Streisand, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) with Robin Williams, The Lawnmower Man (1992)
and Bruce Beresford's Mr. Johnson (1990).
In the 1990s, Brosnan reinvigorated the popularity of the Bond legacy in
box-office blockbusters Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World
Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Brosnan's first three Bond
films earned over a billion dollars at the international box-office and Die
Another Day alone garnered almost a half-billion dollars worldwide.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has always had a
passion for 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
Irish DreamTime has produced 10 films to date including The November Man
(2014), How to Make Love Like an Englishman, The Greatest (2010), Shattered
(2007), The Matador (2005), Laws of Attraction (2004), Evelyn (2002), The Thomas
Crown (1998), The Match (1999), and The Nephew (1998), 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. Evelyn,
directed by Bruce Beresford, opened to critical acclaim at the Toronto and
Chicago Film Festivals and also garnered rave reviews.
Some of Brosnan's many accolades include the 2014 Robert Graham Visionary
Award, the 2007 Golden Kamera Award for his environmental work, a Lifetime
Achievement Award at the 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 has also been a UNICEF Ireland Ambassador since 2001 and received
the 2011 Caritas award from St. John's Health Center Foundation for his
Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland and moved to London at age 11. At
20, he enrolled in The Oval House and continued his studies at The Drama Center
in London. After graduation, Brosnan 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. Brosnan relocated to Los
Angeles in 1982 and immediately landed the role of private investigator
Remington Steele on the popular NBC television series of the same name.
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